Sorry, but new California guns laws are mostly feel-good, ineffective


Big whoop. California banned magazines above ten rounds. Predictably, Second Amendment advocates squealed the fascists are coming to take our guns and liberals decried that stricter laws were not passed. But really, a still completely-California-legal sawed-off shotgun with a 10-round clip could rapidly turn a crowded bar into a charnel house, especially if the shooter has multiple clips, practiced reloading, and doesn’t mind dying. And a background check to buy ammo proves exactly what? (Ok, maybe the sawed-off isn’t legal, but the 10-round clip is, and do you think a crazed shooter cares if his sawed-off is legal?)

Predictably, hard core gun rights activists in California say they will not comply and will not turn in magazines that hold more than ten rounds. Plus, any Californian can just drive to neighboring Nevada or Arizona and buy whatever they want. Ok everyone, take your places and start howling at each other.

Me, I wonder why this country has way more than its fair share of batshit crazy psychos who, grabbing whatever ideology or religion that is floating by, thinks exterminating fellow citizens is such a fine idea.

The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures.

People will be allowed to keep weapons they already own with bullet buttons, which are often referred to as “California compliant,” but they’ll be required to register them.


  1. The writer uses magazine and clip interchangeably. They are not the same. If you’re going to do a story on guns use accurate terms so you don’t present yourself as a typical media “dumb ass”!

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