The way things work in California is, they pass a bunch of unconstitutional gun control laws and when they have no effect on reducing crime, they pass another round of restrictive laws. Having passed a slate of gun control laws last year, the liberal state legislature is back with 5 new anti-gun laws. That California continues to pass laws that only punish law-abiding gun owners isn’t even news at this point, but there is a bonafide shocker here: The ACLU is actually opposed to one of these gun control bills.
I checked and it’s not Opposite Day, plus according to the weather reports, it’s still quite warm in Hell, so this must be true. The Sacramento Bee reports that California is considering 5 new gun control bills. “Considering” just means the liberals haven’t actually passed the laws but definitely will. Some of this crap would raise the purchase age for long guns and restrict all firearms purchases to one per month.
Then there’s this bill being considered:
Other proposals would prohibit gun ownership for anyone involuntarily committed to a facility twice in one year for a mental health disorder…
AB 1968 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, establishes a lifetime ban on gun ownership for anyone who is involuntarily admitted to a facility for a mental health disorder, and considered a danger to themselves or others, more than once in a year.
I’m generally against gun control laws, but even I don’t have a problem with a law that tries to keep firearms out of the hands of crazy motherf*ckers. Lord knows there are no efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The ACLU however thinks crazy people should have guns and lots of them:
The ACLU is not against the bill that raises the age limit to purchase firearms, but does find problems with imposing restrictions based on mental health.
“This bill stigmatizes people with a history of mental health issues, and perpetuates the harmful and false stereotype that such people are inherently violent and dangerous,” said the ACLU in a statement.
It’s not stigmatizing someone who is involuntarily institutionalized twice in the same year. That person is effing crazy.
Here’s what makes this even more insane: The ACLU doesn’t recognize the 2nd Amendment as an individual right, meaning they don’t believe people have a right to private gun ownership. On the other hand they do believe people who are frequently institutionalized against their will should have all the guns they want. Let me say that again: the ACLU doesn’t think you and I should be allowed to own guns, but they want actual lunatics to be armed with deadly weapons.
I’m pretty sure the ACLU also favors gun ownership for illegal aliens, Islamic terrorists, and convicted murderers. Everyone except law-abiding Americans.
In reality this California gun control bill is redundant. It’s already illegal at the federal level for someone with mental health problems to purchase or possess a firearm. On top of punishing good people with do-nothing laws, democrats also like to waste time by making things that are already illegal extra-illegal.