Here is my article that was published yesterday over at Ammoland. Enjoy!
Yesterday, California politicians held a press conference to introduce the most draconian
gun control civilian disarmament bill seen to date in this country. Seeking to exploit the tragedy of Newtown to achieve a political end, lawmakers introduced a bill that is completely filled with unconstitutional and extreme measures aimed at nothing other than the disarmament of law abiding Americans.
The list includes placing extreme financial burdens on gun owners by requiring them to pay what are essentially “poll taxes” on firearms and ammunition purchases as well as requiring liability insurance, annual certifications, and licensing of gun ownership. Standard self defense and hunting ammunition are now classified as “assault bullets” and are felonious violations for everyone except law enforcement. Almost every currently manufactured semi-automatic firearm in existence – and countless bolt action hunting rifles – are now a prohibited device merely because they have the ability to accept detachable magazines. Certain firearms such as shotguns are being redefined to make them prohibited under the new law even if they dont meet the legal requirements to be prohibited. The list goes on and on.
With this despicable new law the ruling class politicians in California have drawn a line in the sand and have now shown everyone that they believe that the Bill of Rights is a privilege that they grant to their subjects. It is now painfully obvious that they believe that they grant us our rights, and that they can proportion them out as they see fit. That they can amend our rights whenever they get the whim and however they wish. If that does not scare you as an American then you have no pulse, because as goes the second amendment so goes every other freedom that this great country has to offer… and as goes California, so goes the rest of the country.
The anti-gun crowd has now shifted their focus and moved the battle for liberty to the state level, and that is where we must engage them. I want to make this perfectly clear… The fight for the second amendment will be won or lost in the states. Federal legislators do not have the political will to risk their lucrative careers over direct civilian disarmament. However, liberal anti-gun bastions like New York, California, New Mexico, and the like are directly attacking the Bill of Rights… and they have enough votes to make it become state law.
The problem for the rest of us in America is that these extreme measures will not be defeated until they reach the highest court in the land. By the time that happens, Obama may have already added one or more liberal activist justices to the court to ensure that civilian disarmament is applicable nationwide. Even a court that is not stacked with liberal activists may choose to only throw out the most extreme of these measures as they will only be challenged in lawsuits one-by-one.
This attack on the Bill of Rights marks yet another cross-roads for our great nation. Make no mistake… Americans are being attacked here. We must make a conscientious decision to stand with our fellow Americans because as goes the constitutional rights of Americans in these liberal bastions, so goes the constitutional rights of every American. We can no longer sit back and just be happy to know that we dont live in California. We can no longer laugh it off and make jokes about “Kalifornistan” or “Live free or there“. We must stand with our fellow Americans if We The People wish to remain free. We must engage the anti-gun crowd and beat back any attempt to undermined the constitution anywhere that it occurs.
We must get involved on the state level even if it is not our state. Their fight is our fight. We have to contact the national gun-rights organizations and convey to them the importance of engaging in these local fights. We must join and financially contribute to local pro-guns organizations like the Calguns Foundation that are on the front lines of this fight. We have to help these state-level organizations get out in front of these battles and do everything we can to stop these invasive violations of all American’s rights.
We can not and will not allow any Americans to be treated like subjects and have their rights dictated to them by elected representatives. Politicians all over this country have now declared war on the Bill of Rights and we must stand up to them no matter where it occurs. As goes California, so goes our Bill of rights.
Make no mistake… WE ARE ALL CALIFORNIANS NOW!