The more I have to deal with California Laws, the more frustrated and downright angry I get. For example:
My wife suffers with sinus issues. The best medication for her is Claritin-D 24 hour. When she or I pick it up, we have to show ID and it’s tracked how many times we’ve purchased this medication. IF we’ve bought too much in a 30 day period, they will deny us the medication. And they know within minutes if we’ve hit our limit.
When I go buy a gun in California, I have to go through a background check that costs 30+ dollars. This is added to the price of the firearm. IF I fail the check, I don’t get the money back nor do I get the firearm. I also must wait 10 days, sign more paperwork than if I were buying a car before I can take possession of the firearm.
To vote for politicians and measures/propositions I must simply show up point out a name on a sheet say it’s me, or tell them a name and address. I don’t need to show them ID, fill out any paperwork, prove I know what or who I’m voting for…
So lets look at a potential way to get the Anti-Gun Democrats their dream of universal background checks (NOT REGISTRATION)
In my opinion: VOTING is more dangerous than the prior two. I contend that if they can tell me within minutes that I have purchased too many sinus medications, they can tell me if I’m a felon or illegal to posses a gun in the same time frame. I am in NO WAY in favor of background checks to get a firearm. I don’t like it at all. As an American I’m guarantee’d certain rights. MY RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IS NOT UP FOR NEGOTIATION! That being said, we’re in a different world…
We live in a world that is very gray now. It’s not as simple as it used to be and people are far more stupid than they’ve ever been. We can thank our education system and the political class for dumbing down our nation. BUT perhaps common ground is achievable if we did some basic things.
I would give in on the background checks IF:
Universal Background checks done within 30 minutes and with an APPEAL PROCESS headed up by an entity of ELECTED not APPOINTED judges to oversee complaints by COUNTY not STATE with the power to over ride the Denial of rights in a SPEEDY fashion. From denial to Appeal to Judgement within 30 days. And once you have passed the background check, you are then able to get a concealed carry permit, IF you can pass the TEXAS style CCW tests. This has to be done at federal level so CA and NY can’t deny Americans their rights any more.
Democrats give on the VOTER ID:
2. VOTER ID. Must provide a VALID ID before voting. PERIOD. IF you aren’t smart enough to get an ID, you can’t be trusted to vote for someone who has the power to reduce or infringe on my rights.
The Democrat party loves to talk compromise, this is a compromise. It’s also one that would never fly with the Al Sharpton/MSNBC fans. And I don’t think the NRA would be happy with the Background checks.
Look, I’d rather be able to walk into a gun store and buy an AR like I buy a box of sinus medication. Matter of fact I’d like to be able to walk into a gun store and buy a gun like I buy a pepsi, but that’s not realistic these days.
Ive floated this idea before and many pro-gunners felt it was giving too much. I agree. But I also know that a background check is quick and easy. I offer NO Compromise on the registration of firearms, No limits on magazine sizes nor caliber. If you pass a background check, you should be afforded the right to own a defensive weapon of your choice (ICBM’s and F-22 raptors not included)
Voter ID needs to be implemented ASAP and if there’s a way we can get it with compromising universal background checks I say LETS DO IT ON OUR TERMS.
Just some late night thinking agree, disagree I don’t care. I just know that our nation has gone off the rails and someone needs to put it back on the track. Some variation of common sense needs to take hold.