While many were celebrating last night’s Presidential win, counting on Donald Trump to help strengthen the 2nd amendment, a number of states passed some of the most idiotic gun control measures we’ve seen yet.
Washington, California, and Nevada all passed ridiculous gun-control laws that go directly after law-abiding gun owners.
In Nevada, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Question 1 mandate narrowly passed, making it illegal to lend a friend a firearm in the State of Nevada without running your friend through a criminal background check. While the liars who proposed this bill claimed it would not affect hunters or recreational shooters, the simple act of lending your friend a firearm before you get to an area where hunting is legal could land you in jail for 364 days.
The exceptions in the initiative are so narrow that law-abiding gun owners could be turned into criminals, unknowingly. For example, a firearm can be borrowed to shoot at an established shooting range; however, that same activity away from an established range such as BLM land is not authorized and would constitute an illegal transfer. To top of the craziness, the ballot initiative never specified what the term “established shooting range” means, or how a shooting range can legally operate under this mandate.
In Washington, Initiative 1491 passed, allowing family and household members to petition a court to remove your Second Amendment rights. The wording is so vague that people can have their rights taken away for lawful behavior (e.g., consuming alcohol, buying guns, etc.), hearsay, or prior incidents in which the state did not sustain its own burden of proof (e.g., prior arrests not leading to prosecution or conviction, prior allegations of violence not leading to arrest or official action, etc.).
And then we have California.
California voted in favor of Proposition 63, an initiative that requires background checks on ammunition and magazine purchases, forces buyers to obtain Department of Justice authorization to buy the ammo, essentially forces legal ammo sellers out of business, bans magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, and essentially sets up a backdoor gun ban that forces California gun owners to surrender existing private property to law enforcement.
“We know today that the place where criminals are getting guns, the black market, they aren’t subjecting themselves to background checks,” said Ryan Hamilton, spokesman for the National Rifle Association-backed opposition. “It doesn’t target criminal behavior, it targets law-abiding behavior.”