Man “In Good Spirits” After Shooting Himself In The Testicle While Holstering

H/T Concealed Nation.

It is irresponsible asshats like this that give all gun owners a bad name.

I hope his shot will stop him from polluting the gene pool or stop him from polluting it in the future.

A man at a Texas gun range was attempting to holster his firearm, when something went terribly wrong.

Police say that when he was attempting to holster, something (negligence) made the gun go off and send a bullet into a part of his manhood.

“He was trying to place it back in the holster and somehow hit the slide release or the safety and it actually went off,” Guadalupe County Sgt. Donny White said.

via local media

An employee of the range, that was helping the man at the time, went to him immediately and offered help. He was able to stop the bleeding within one minute.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment, and hopefully some valuable lessons learned.

While the Sgt. states that he ‘hit the slide release or the safety’, I’d challenge that assessment and say that either the man was using an improper or inadequate holster for the firearm, or something got into the trigger guard such as a piece of clothing.

Whatever the case, negligent discharges are 100% avoidable, every time. Let’s always be mindful of what we are doing when handling firearms. Always.

Democrat Senators Fear Beto O’Rourke Torpedoed Gun Control with Confiscation Push

H/T Breitbart.

Robert Francis O’Rourke’s mouth is a gift to the GOP and the NRA.

He proves what every gun owner in America knows that the DemocRats want gun confiscation and not gun control.

Democrat senators currently pushing gun control laws worry presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke torpedoed any chance of passage via his insistence on firearm confiscation.

Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke talked of confiscating firearms during the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate. He said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”

During an appearance on MSNBC the next morning, O’Rourke made clear that handing over AR-15s will be “mandatory” under his plan. Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke’s push was a game-changer, proving the left’s goal is gun seizure.

The Associated Press noted that Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb welcomed O’Rourke’s push, simply for the damage that it does to the gun control movement. Gottlieb said, “This is what their goal is. We’ve always said it, now they’re saying it. Now they’ve said it and we’re going to make them eat it.”

Democrat senators pushing gun control are not happy with O’Rourke’s push. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) explicitly stated that he does not support the confiscatory push. CNN quoted Coons saying, “I don’t think a majority of the Senate or the country is going to embrace mandatory buybacks. We need to focus on what we can get done.”

Gun control Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is also disgruntled by O’Rourke’s push.

Toomey tweeted:

Senator Pat Toomey

@SenToomey

I agree with @ChrisCoons. This is an awful and extreme idea. Thankfully, there’s not enough support in Congress to do it. But this rhetoric undermines and hurts bipartisan efforts to actually make progress on commonsense gun safety efforts, like expanding background checks. https://twitter.com/FoxReports/status/1172502518208876544 

Lauren Fox

@FoxReports

Coons tells @PoppyHarlowCNN that Beto O’Rourke’s comments about taking away people’s AR-15’s will be played at gun rallies for years to come, and that he does not agree with the policy.

603 people are talking about this

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports there are 16 million-plus privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.

Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns

H/T JPFO.

Hollyweird is full of hypocrites.

Holywood’s hypocrisy regarding firearms has long been evident. Many actors with a near rabid anti-gun stance regularly take parts in movies where firearms play an almost central roll – very often full auto as well as handguns. These actors if they actually had a true conscience would not accept parts where guns are involved – but the mighty Dollar of course talks louder – money beats principles!

 

 

 

Man Banned from Every Walmart Store, for Legal Open Carry ~ VIDEOS

 

 

H/T AmmoLand.

This will be interesting to see how this plays out in court.

I do not see Walmart being able to supersede state laws.

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Virginia Citizens Defense League has been made aware of an incident at a Walmart in Kentucky where someone open carrying a handgun was approached by police and asked to sign a trespass document saying he acknowledges being banned for Walmart property anywhere in the U.S., indefinitely.

That contradicts the official policy as laid out by Walmart’s CEO.

I have also heard from a third party that Walmart is going to post their stores “no open carry.” However, I’m not taking that as Gospel until someone actually sees such a sign.

In the meantime, I recommend that you do not open carry in Walmart for at least a week until we see if such a sign materializes or we get more definitive information from Walmart.

Concealed carry remains a safe option, as Walmart’s policy specifically allows for such.

Walmart Pushing Gun Control Ala Dicks Sporting Goods

Walmart is now behaving much like Dicks Sporting Goods by pushing gun control and is going to lose a lot of business from gun owners, accordingly.

Walmart claims to be working with Moms Demand Action on lobbying Congress to look at “strengthening background checks,” to “remove weapons from those proven to pose an imminent danger,” and “the reauthorization of the assault weapon ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness.”

Lobbying Congress for more gun control crosses the line.

To hear the Walmart internal memo on gun policy read on the Guns & Gadgets podcast, click here and go to the 1-minute mark.

 

 

Clear above to watch the video of the trespass incident in the Kentucky Walmart and go here to see the follow-up video. I really don’t like how the police handled this incident. So much for the Walmart CEO’s claim that gun customers will be treated respectfully and non-confrontationally.

Tomorrow an alert will have more information on how to handle such an incident.


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Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

Youth Behind New “Peace Plan,” Have A Lot Of Homework To Do

H/T AmmoLand.

Like so many of the youth spokesman for whatever cause they anti-gun crowd youth have no real-life experience to draw on.

 

Opinion By Larry Keane

Gun Bans Gun Control Blah Blah Blah
Youth Behind New “Peace Plan” Have A Lot Of Homework To Do

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We don’t talk a lot here about the group “March for Our Lives.” Certainly, everyone loves to see young people passionately arguing for their ideas, and this is no exception.

The problems come about when the ideas are reheated leftovers from other gun control groups. For example, the group recently released their “Peace Plan for a Safer America.” Great title, but unfortunately these ideas aren’t new and aren’t effective. In fact, they will only serve to irrationally punish law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights, without creating “Peace” in any community.

Name-calling and Unfounded Charges

The plan starts off by erroneously labeling the criminal misuse of firearms as a “national public health emergency.” That’s wrong. And as we have said many times before, without an accurate description of the root causes of violence in our communities, we can’t identify real solutions that will help.

Even before the plan dives into the action items the youthful authors would like to see enacted, they argue that the next president, “must commit to holding an unpatriotic gun lobby and gun industry accountable not just for weakening our nation’s gun laws, but also for illegal behavior in self-dealing that offends and contradicts America’s vast majority of responsible gun owners.”

As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, we find this statement both outlandish and offensive. Far from being the “unpatriotic” boogeyman, we are an industry that proactively funds and develops programs to create real solutions for safer communities. There is no more patriotic industry in America.

But putting aside the snarky insults for a moment, the real problem with the plan is the actual policies proposed. Let’s look at just a few of the highlights here, and why we would encourage these young adults to do some serious research on these issues.

  1. “a national licensing and registry system that promotes responsible gun ownership”
    1. The research the youth use to back this up is extremely biased and discredited.
  2. “a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and other weapons of war”
    1. Just because a semi-automatic rifle is designed to cosmetically look similar to military firearms doesn’t change the fact that they are not. Modern sporting rifles fire one bullet with each pull of the trigger, same as more traditional-looking rifles. They are also rarely misused by criminals. And arbitrarily banning common magazine capacities will not reduce crime.
  3. and a national gun buy-back program to reduce the estimated 265-393 million firearms in circulation by at least 30%.
    1. Gun buybacks are ineffective wastes of tax dollars. Even the Obama Administration agreed in its National Institute of Justice memo.

Industry Doing the Hard Work

There’s far more in the plan that we could tackle in a single blog post. Suffice it to say, they need to do their homework. Particularly when they call for holding “the gun lobby and industry accountable for decades of illegal behavior and misguided policies intended to shield only themselves…” As a heavily regulated industry, the firearms and ammunition industry prides itself on high rates of compliance and on our voluntary programs, often in partnership with state and federal government agencies, to help curtail the actual problems of guns illegally getting into the wrong hands. We – not gun control advocates – work successfully to make sure states are submitting all prohibiting records to NICS. We provide tens of millions of free gun locks and educational materials in all states. In partnership with ATF, we train our members to spot straw purchasers, to comply with all laws, and to use discretion when making transactions and keeping their inventory secure. We work with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help address the crisis of suicides in our country.

Sorry kids, we give this plan an F and suggest doing your own work, rather than copying straight from the ineffective gun control playbook.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. www.nssf.org

El Paso Survivor Invited To White House Arrested By Secret Service

H/T Flag And Cross.

It seems that Chris Grant is a lying conman.

This guy’s a real piece of work.

One of the survivors of the horrific El Paso massacre who was invited to visit the White House by President Trump, ended up getting arrested by Secret Service.

Turns out the guy, 50-year-old Chris Grant is a liar and a fraud.

via TheBlaze:

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One of the invitees was 50-year-old Chris Grant. In addition to being shot during the attack, Grant claimed to have thrown things, including bottles, at the attacker. Trump also praised Grant, asking his family to thank him on behalf of the country.

A GoFundMe for Grant has raised nearly $17,000.

But police say that this heroism never happened.

“Nobody bothered to check with us,” El Paso police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told the Washington Examiner. “They would have been informed, as I am telling you now, that our detectives reviewed hours of video and his actions did not match his account.”

It turns out that Grant had numerous active warrants for his arrest, which is why the Secret Service arrested him at the White House.

According to reports, Grant actually pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing a vehicle. Back in 2016, he pleaded guilty to stealing TVs and avoiding arrest. Back in March he was sentenced to eight months in prison.

In this day and age, nothing should surprise us anymore, yet, for some reason, it always does, doesn’t it? So many nutty folks out in the world.

Hopefully, this fellow gets his life straightened out and gets on the right path.

CEOs of Walmart, Dick’s, Uber, and 142 Others Demand the Senate Act on Gun Control

H/T Godfather Politics.

It is not gun control that is needed what is needed is nut control.

Until the DemocRats decide to help pass legislation to address the mental health issue there will not be any meaningful or useful gun control passed.

These useless and dangerous Red Flag Laws need to be repealed.

The top officers of 145 American companies have cooperated on a letter demanding that the U.S. Senate take up stronger gun control measures in the wake of several mass shooting this year.

The executives from companies including Walmart, Yelp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi Strauss and Company, Uber, and more warned the upper chamber that the country needs stronger background checks, and so-called “red flag” laws for meaningful action on “gun violence.”

“As leaders of some of America’s most respected companies and those with significant business interests in the United States, we are writing to you because we have a responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country,” the CEO letter reads, according to the Washington Post.

The letter also regurgitates the anti-gun left’s false claim that “Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are wounded.”

However, the truth is that most people killed by firearms (over 60 percent) in the U.S. are killed in suicides, not “gun violence.” Murders only account for about 37 percent of gun related deaths.

More importantly, deaths by firearms has fallen in the last twenty years down since its highest numbers in 1993. The per capita gun death rate is also far lower than in 1973. And both the murder rate and the suicide rate are lower than they were in the 1970s.

Furthermore, there are nearly 400 million guns in private hands today, more than there ever has been in U.S. history. Yet murder rates have fallen.

Here is the full letter as delivered to the Senate this week:

Our hearts are with the victims, their families and loved ones and all those affected by the tragic shootings in El Paso and West Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. These families became members of a club that no one wants to join: the millions of Americans whose lives have been forever altered by gun violence.

Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are wounded. These are more than mass shootings; in recent weeks, gun violence has devastated Chicago, Canoga Park, Newport News, Gilroy and Brooklyn, among others. This is a public health crisis that demands urgent action.

As leaders of some of America’s most respected companies and those with significant business interests in the UnitedStates, we are writing to you because we have a responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country. Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety.

Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it’s preventable. There are steps Congress can, and must, take to prevent and reduce gun violence. We need our lawmakers to supportcommon-sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these.

That’s why we urge the Senate to stand with the American public and take action on gun safety by passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.

Background checks and Extreme Risk laws (also referred to as “Red Flag laws”) are proven to save lives. Since Congress established the background check system 25 years ago, background checks have blocked more than 3.5 million gun sales to prohibited purchasers, including to convicted felons, domestic abusers, and people who have been involuntarily committed.

However, in the decades since, the law requiring background checks on gun sales has not been updated to reflect how people buy guns today. The Senate must follow the House’s lead by passing bipartisan legislation that would update the background checks law, helping to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, in an effort to save lives. Background checks on all gun sales are a common-sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country.

Perpetrators of mass shootings, school shootings, and hate crimes often display warning signs before committing violent acts. Additionally, people who end their life with a gun also often show signs that they are in crisis before they act. Interventions in states with Extreme Risk laws have already prevented potential tragedies. Expanding Extreme Risk laws to enable families and law enforcement nationwide to intervene when someone is at serious risk of hurting themselves or others is critical to preventing future tragedies.

These proposals are common-sense, bipartisan and widely supported by the American public. It is time for the Senate to take action.

Sincerely,

Organizations with more than 500 employees:
Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Head of Community and CEO, Airbnb
Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank
John Connaughton and Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partners, and Josh Bekenstein and Steve Pagliuca, Co-Chairmen, Bain Capital
Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat
Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
Ric Clark, Chairman, Brookfield Property Group
Fritz Lanman, CEO, ClassPass
Roger Lynch, CEO, Condé Nast
Ken Lin, Founder and CEO, Credit Karma
Edward Stack, CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods
Tony Xu, Co-Founder and CEO, DoorDash
Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, EdelmanJulia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO, Eventbrite
Art Peck, CEO, Gap Inc.Eddy Lu, CEO, Goat Group
Ben Lerer, Co-Founder and CEO, Group Nine Media
Yannick Bolloré, CEO, Havas GroupBill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, Horizon Media
Patrick O. Brown, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, Impossible Foods
Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic
Rob Frohwein, Co-Founder and CEO, and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder and President, Kabbage Inc. and Drum Technologies
Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO, and John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft
Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO, MongoDB, Inc.
Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management
Todd McKinnon, Co-Founder and CEO, Okta
John Wren, Chairman and CEO, Omnicom Group
Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder and CEO, Pinterest
Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO, Postmates
Hamid R. Moghadam, Chairman and CEO, Prologis
Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe
Steve Huffman, CEO, RedditRichard Fain, CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO, RXR Realty
Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO, Shutterstock, Inc.
Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter
Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO, Squarespace
Zander Lurie, CEO, SurveyMonkey
Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, and Jim Alling, CEO, TOMS
Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder and CEO, Twilio
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, UberMark Read, CEO, WPP
Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp

Organizations with fewer than 500 employees:
Kevin P. Ryan, Founder and CEO, AlleyCorp
Travis Truett, Co-Founder and CEO, Ambition
John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments, LLC
Mike Steib, CEO, Artsy
Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and CEO, Ascend.io
Andrei Cherny, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspiration
Abdur Chowdhury, CEO, Aura
Fahim M. Aziz, Founder and CEO, Backpack
JJ Abrams, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Katie McGrath, Co-CEO, Bad Robot
Ari Paparo, CEO, BeeswaxIO Corporation
Ryan Block, Co-Founder, Begin
John Borthwick, Founder and CEO, Betaworks
Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder and CEO, Bonusly
Darren Lachtman, Co-Founder, Brat
Trevor McFedries, CEO, Brud
Sameer Shariff, Co-Founder, CamblyAnalisa Goodin, Founder and CEO, Catch&Release, Inc.
Andrew Feldman, Founder and CEO, Cerebras Systems
George Favvas, CEO, Circle Medical
Alex MacCaw, CEO, Clearbit
Tyler Bosmeny, CEO, Clever
Matt Martin, Co-Founder and CEO, Clockwise
Othman Laraki, Co-Founder and CEO, Color Genomics
Jager McConnell, CEO, Crunchbase, Inc.
Apu Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Curalate, Inc.
David Oates, Co-Founder and CEO, Curtsy
Brian Ree, Founder and CEO, DAILYLOOK
Saurabh Ladha, CEO, Doxel, Inc.
Andy Coravos, Co-Founder and CEO, Elektra Labs
Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective
Pradeep Elankumaran, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmstead
Desiree Gruber, CEO, Full Picture
Jared Hecht, Founder and CEO, Fundera
Jude Gomila, Founder and CEO, Golden
Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CEO, Guru
Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO, Hint, Inc.
Jeff Sellinger, Co-Founder and CEO, Hip
Dot Prerna Gupta, CEO, Hooked
Cyrus Massoumi, Managing Partner, humbition
Kristin Savilia, CEO, JOOR
Pierre Valade, CEO, Jumbo Privacy
William Martino, Founder and CEO, Kadena
Jake Perlman-Garr, CEO, Kanga
Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder and CEO, Knowable
Jack Altman, CEO, Lattice
Aaron N. Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director, MetaProp.vc
Afton Vechery, Co-Founder and CEO, Modern Fertility
Dan Parham, Founder and CEO, and Tee Parham, Founder and CTO, Neighborland
Shafqat Islam, CEO, NewsCred
Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor
Athan Stephanopoulos, President, NowThis
Varsha Rao, CEO, Nurx
William E.Oberndorf, Chairman, Oberndorf Enterprises
Steven Rosenblatt, Co-Founder and General Partner, Oceans
Nick Huzar, Co-Founder and CEO, OfferUp
James Segil, Co-Founder and President, Openpath
Jordan Husney, CEO, Parabol
Doug Aley, CEO, Paravision
John Milinovich, CEO, Plato Design
Rajat Suri, CEO, Presto
Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO, Prima
Adam Regelmann, Founder and COO, Quartzy
Nate Maslak, Co-Founder and CEO, and Nate Fox, Co-Founder and CTO, Ribbon Health
Zachariah Reitano, Co-Founder and CEO, Ro
Gary Beasley, Co-Founder and CEO, Roofstock
Stephen Ehikian, Co-Founder and CEO, Ruist
Brian Schechter, CEO, SelfMade Olga Vidisheva, Founder and CEO, Shoptiques Inc.
Dan Doctoroff, CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Jason Tan, CEO, SiftMatt Cooper, CEO, Skillshare
Grant Jordan, CEO, SkySafe
Josh Guttman, Co-Founder and CEO and Florent Peyre, Co-Founder and President, Small Door
Michael Carvin, Co-Founder and CEO, SmartAsset
Aaron King, Founder and CEO, Snapdocs, Inc.
Neil Capel, CEO, Solve.io
Ben Hindman, Co-Founder and CEO, Splash
Evan Beard, Founder and CEO, Standard Bots
Stanlee R. Gatti, Founder, Stanlee R. Gatti Designs
Bradford Oberwager, CEO, Sundia Corporation
Ross Feinstein, CEO, Sunlight Health
Paul Budnitz, CEO, Superplastic
Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angel
Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, and David Spector, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Third
LoveYashar Nejati, CEO, thisopenspace inc.
Joshua Kushner, Founder and Managing Partner, Thrive Capital
Chris Wang, CEO, ThunderCore Inc.
Corbett Kull, CEO, Tillable
Meghan Jewitt, CEO, Uniform Teeth
Nicholas Goldner, Co-Founder and CEO, and Christopher Bulow, Co-Founder and COO, Viosera Therapeutics
Ken Chong, CEO, Virtual Kitchen
CoIrv Remedios, CEO, Voxer
Oliver Cameron, Co-Founder and CEO, Voyage
Chase Adam, Co-Founder and CEO, and Grace Garey, Co-Founder and COO, Watsi
Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO, WayUp
Neil Waller, CEO, Whalar
Bismarck Lepe, CEO, Wizeline
Dennis R. Mortensen, Founder and CEO, x.ai, inc.
Geoff Ralston, President, Y Combinator
Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-Founder and CEO, Zola

 

CA Looking To Crack Down On Semi-Auto Rifles, Gun Storage Rules

H/T Bearing Arms.

Commiefornia is passing more reactionary and useless gun control laws.

These laws will do nothing to prevent a mass shooting.

I keep finding myself wondering if California will ever hit a point where they’ll decide they’ve done enough on gun control. The Supreme Court has made it so a total gun ban just isn’t going to happen in the state, so we know that can’t serve as the point they stop, so I’m wondering if they’ll ever hit another such point.

It seems the state has decided that not only should they restrict what kind of semiautomatic rifles you can buy there, but also dictate just how many you can buy per month.

Californians would be barred from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle a month and those weapons would be off-limits to people younger than 21 under a bill set for a final vote in the Legislature this week.

The restrictions are being sought by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La CañadaFlintridge), who noted that such weapons have been used in mass shootings, including an April attack on the Chabad of Poway by a 19-year-old man who killed one person and injured three others.

Portantino’s bill originally would have limited purchases of all long guns to one every 30 days, but he decided to exclude shotguns and some rifles that are popular with hunters and instead focus the restriction on semiautomatic rifles.

Except, of course, there are plenty of semiautomatic rifles explicitly designed for hunting. These aren’t AR-platform rifles I’m talking about here, either, but purpose-built hunting guns with no practical non-hunting application. These guns would be restricted and off-limits to anyone under the age of 21, all while trying to claim you don’t want to limit hunting weapons.

I swear, some of these people are so idiotic that I’m amazed not to find their shoes held on with velcro.

If the state was considering nothing else to do with guns right now, that would be enough. Unfortunately, it’s not.

They also want to expand the rules about firearm storage.

Senate Bill 172 will change many laws. The law of not safely storing a loaded firearm in a residence with a child will be expanded to include unloaded firearms and will be made into a criminal offense punishable by the convicted not being allowed to own a firearm for ten years. Likewise, the current law of keeping a handgun in a place that a child or someone who cannot legally own a gun can easily get to, has been expanded to include all firearms, and also carries a ten year ban on owning guns.

That same ten year ban also applies to owners of a residence storing a firearm if they know that another resident there is legally prohibited from owning one.

In addition, the bill authorizes temporary transfers of weapons without a firearms dealer being present in cases of suicide prevention and sets additional regulations for guns and ammunition stored at residential care facilities for adults, those with chronic injury, and the elderly.

Senator Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), who has a long history of enacting and voting for gun control legislation, has stated that he has backed SB 172 to prevent gun accidents at home, and to prevent gun violence and shootings.

Unfortunately, none of these lawmakers understand the individuals who might need to keep a loaded weapon unsecured for some reason. Also, this would potentially punish those who find themselves cohabitating with a prohibited person unknowingly and not securing their weapons. While that’s not a great position to be in, it also shouldn’t be criminal. Someone moving in with a roommate may not know that their new roomie was arrested for smacking his wife around a few years previously, yet this bill could turn the new roommate into a criminal.

Honestly, though, what else can you expect? California’s chief export is idiotic gun control ideas, and these are no exception.

Beto O’Rourke Says People Will Comply, Surrender AR-15s Under His Ban

H/T Breitbart.

Little Bobby O’Rourke needs to ask King George III if Americans will hand over their guns.

We did not then and will not now hand over our guns.

Democrat presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke suggests citizens will comply and surrender their AR-15s if his proposed ban is put into place.

O’Rourke anticipates citizens’ automatic compliance will erase any need for police to go door-to-door.

The Washington Examiner quoted O’Rourke saying, “I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law. I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution.”

He added, “I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country.”

When asked to clarify his plan for enforcement of the ban, O’Rourke said, “How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law.”

The Democrat presidential hopeful is counting on Americans to simply hand over their AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles if the government tells them to do so.

During the September 3, 2019, airing of ABC’s The View, host Meghan McCain warned there will be violence if the government tries to take away AR-15s.

She said, “The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America. … I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, [and] if you’re talking about going and taking people’s guns away from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

Serious Infringement: California Legislature Sends Bill Expanding Red Flag Laws To Gov. Newsom

H/T Town Hall.

It is going to get harder to be a law-abiding gun-owner in Commiefornia.

The California Assembly on Monday sent a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) desk. The bill would expand Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPos), commonly referred to as red flag laws. As it currently stands, family members and law enforcement officials are able to petition the court to take away a person’s firearms. The bill heading to Newsom’s desk, if signed, would now allow employers, co-workers, and high school and college teachers and administrations to also petition a court, the Los Angeles Times reported.The bill was brought about by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida last year.

“There’s no question in my mind that California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order law is a powerful tool that helps save lives,” Ting told the Times. “With school and workplace shootings on the rise, it’s common sense to give the people we see every day a way to prevent tragedies.”

The bill would go into effect in September 2020, assuming Newsom signs it.

Both Newsom and former Gov. Jerry Brown (D) have been strong supporters of expanding ERPOs.

“There are a number of legislative efforts upstairs that I look forward to getting [on my desk] downstairs to expand the scope of the red flag laws,” Newsom said in June.

“All of the persons named in this bill can seek a gun violence restraining order today under existing law by simply working through law enforcement or the immediate family of the concerning individual,” Brown said last year. “I think law enforcement professionals and those closest to a family member are best situated to make these especially consequential decisions.”

The bill was opposed by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, the National Rifle Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of California.

Red flags are dangerous to begin with because of the lack of due process. In most cases, people’s firearms are taken without any kind of hearing where they’re able to defend themselves. Now pretty much anyone could file a petition to have someone’s guns taken away, even when it’s not warranted. And there seems to be no penalties established for those who abuse the so-called system. How do we know that ex-boyfriends or girlfriends aren’t going to use the ERPO process as a form of retaliation? How do we know that they’re not going to make false claims?

Then there’s the issue of false identity, like what happened to a Florida man who had the same name as a guy who harassed a woman. He had his firearms confiscated and then he had to pay thousands of dollars to fight the charges in court. At the end of the day they had the wrong person and this guy was out thousands…for simply having the same name as a wacko.