Thirty seconds didn’t go by before leftists were calling for stricter “common sense gun laws” after the San Bernardino shootings. They had their fingers on their gun control Twitter rhetoric and pulled it as soon as people’s bodies hit the floor (see what I did there?). Now, if you’re like me and already thought that California Gun Laws were already the strictest in the country, or that California Gun Laws specifically were proving to save lives, LOL at you for waiting until facts came in.
Here’s a taste at just how thorough California Gun Laws are…
You also have to have earned a state-issued “Handgun Safety Certificate” for legal handgun ownership purchasing, which requires that “you must score at least 75% on an objective written test pertaining to firearms laws and safety requirements,” with tests “administered by DOJ Certified Instructors, who are generally located at firearms dealerships. An HSC is valid for five years.” [UPDATE/CORRECTION: As of 2015, this requirement covers all weapons, not just handguns, and is now known as the “Firearms Safety Certificate.”]
You must also “successfully perform a safe handling demonstration with the handgun being purchased or acquired. Safe handling demonstrations must be performed in the presence of a DOJ Certified Instructor sometime between the date the DROS is submitted to the DOJ and the delivery of the handgun, and are generally performed at the firearms dealership.”
Behold a map:
Got those two maps in mind? Strict gun laws in California and Illinois. Now, check this out:
In other words, getting your hands on a gun in California, if you’re a law-abiding citizen, is pretty gosh darn hard. Not that it ultimately matters when death numbers come out.
Oh, also, before I forget, we know that the two Muslim shooters acquired the guns legally.
Now federal agencies say the two assault rifles and two handguns used in the bloodshed were perfectly legal purchases. Two of the weapons were purchased by someone who is now being investigated, authorities added, according to ABC.
Which means more background checks wouldn’t have helped.
Not that logic matters here. That’s the trick. Logic has zero place in the gun control debate (read Dear Disingenuous, Opportunistic, Gun-grabbing Bastards). Mostly the debate is about feelings, knee-jerk reactions, hashtag campaigns, and a heap ton of more feelings with knee-jerk reactions, all in hopes of eventually repealing the Second Amendment to disarm the American people. The liberals of this country hate guns. Can we agree on that? Okay, wait. They hate guns in the hands of average citizens. They’re totally cool with guns in the hands of their secret service and/or bodyguards, though.
So any time there’s a shooting, facts be damned. Gun control agenda takes center stage. San Bernardino was terrorism the media and leftists are now trying to claim was “workplace violence.” Wrong. Terrorism. With legally purchased guns. Say the words, liberals. Terrorism. Legally purchased.
Also, what stops a bad guy or a pair of terrorists with guns? Good guys with guns. Like this guy in a Burger King who foiled a robbery plot. Or this guy who conceal carried and shot an armed robber.
The Second Amendment is our right. Not just for muskets either, so put a cork in that stupid argument.
~Written by Courtney Kirchoff