New Year’s Day is the day a lot of new state laws go into effect.
California is always the state on the cutting edge of the worst.
And they proved that again, especially with some of their new laws.
From Fox News:
California, which already bars people younger than 21 from buying handguns, will extend that to long guns with a few exceptions for military members and licensed hunters.
Opponents of the legislation argued that people can obtain long guns through illegal channels and that state legislators should focus on making sure criminals and those with mental health issues cannot get guns themselves.
Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen said he thinks “bills like this miss the target,” as the Los Angeles Times reported.
“What is magic about 21?” Nielsen asked. “All of a sudden you are not a danger anymore? [….]
California also will ban guns for people with certain domestic violence misdemeanors and require eight hours of training and live-fire exercises to carry concealed weapons.
So basically you can go to war to defend your country, but you wouldn’t have the right to defend yourself if you are an adult between the ages of 18-21 in California.
California Democrats pointed to the shooting at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. But that could have been stopped had the school district, police and the FBI done their jobs properly and had people properly reported the shooter’s prior incidents. That was why he was able to obtain a gun, nothing to do with age. The Sutherland Springs shooter in Texas was over 21 and once again the problem wasn’t that he was too young, the problem was people didn’t properly report incidents that should have been reported to stop him from getting a gun.
But California is the home of Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell who threatened gun rights proponents last month that guns were not an effective deterrent against the government because “the government has nukes.”
And Democrats’ anti-gun sentiment isn’t the only thing putting people in danger.
Crimes committed by illegal immigrants have spurred calls for change. In California, a state assemblyman earlier this month demanded a change to a “state sanctuary” law that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration officials after cops said a twice-deported man living in the United States illegally went on a daylong crime spree that included a murder.
Days later, when 32-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga allegedly gunned down California police Cpl. Ronil Singh hours after Christmas Day, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson blamed the state’s 2017 sanctuary law. The statute prevents California state authorities from notifying federal immigration authorities about the immigration status of people like Arriaga, who was in the U.S. illegally.
“We were prohibited — law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with officer Singh,” Christianson said at a news conference. “The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited, or had their hands tied because of political interference.”
But because California now has a Democratic veto-proof majority, Republicans are unlikely to be able to get any changes to the horrific sanctuary laws that cost American lives.
Another troubling law puts the government right into your boardroom. Literally.
It’s one thing to be able to bring a discrimination case as one might if you were not justly hired or you were unjustly fired for being a woman.
But now California is requiring public California companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. That requirement goes up to two if the company has five directors by 2021 or to three if the company has six or more directors.
So it doesn’t matter if that woman might not be the best person or the right person for the job, now you are required to have a certain percentage of women on the board. This is likely to face justifiable constitutional challenge for gender bias.
Author: Nick Arama
Source: Chicksonright: 2 New Laws Just Went Into Effect in California That Should Scare the Daylights Out of You