Saturday, December 31, 2016

California's new gun laws invite contempt, not compliance | The Sacramento Bee

I do not advocate flouting the law. But nor do I advocate being naive. After July 1, tens of millions of illegal ammunition magazines will remain in private hands. And there is not much the state can do about it.

That’s the problem with sweeping and arbitrary bans. People have a much stronger incentive to resist than to comply. That’s what happened in Connecticut and New York after the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. Both states passed sweeping gun control laws requiring, among other things, registration of so-called assault weapons. Millions of guns remain unregistered.


I guess I should know this but I might have a couple of too big magazines. Oh well.

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When I inherited my father's rifle and ammo, I'm not quite certain that all the ammo was pukka. High velocity US stuff; hm. Anyway, with the blessing of the rozzers I eventually sold the gun and remaining ammo to a registered gun dealer so all was well. Just occasionally I wish I hadn't.

Posted by: dearieme | Dec 31, 2016 1:16:33 PM