Hypocrisy, Anyone? Cali’s Crazy Gun Laws for Us But Not For Them

California already has some crazy gun laws, and the legislature passes more every year. Other gun grabbing states have crazy laws too, but California is neck and neck with any of them, even New Jersey and Maryland. Need examples? California legislators want each fired case to have a unique mark called a micro-stamp. It is strange that the micro-stamping requirements don’t apply to guns used by law enforcement officers. In fact, most California firearms restrictions don’t apply to the police at all. How crazy is that!

Similar restrictions include ammunition magazine capacity, gun storage requirements, “smart gun” restrictions, and restricting civilian handguns to those from California’s approved roster. Those laws apply to us, but these restrictions don’t apply to favored government employees. That smells like political favoritism to me. It stinks.

Yep, these laws don’t apply to sheriff’s deputies and police officers, not to the highway patrol, the department of fish and game, corrections officers or probation officers. Oops, I almost forgot the auxiliary and honorary officers and deputies. These “life saving firearms restrictions” don’t apply to the security staff at the state capital!

All that is passing strange. Honest gun owners are told over and over that the numerous California gun laws are not punitive or inconvenient. We are told these laws are essential to public safety. How odd that each time these public safety laws are written, public safety officers are the first to receive exemptions. There shouldn’t be any exemptions if these gun laws are so convenient and essential!

Police are exempt because these laws are both inconvenient and harmful. That is why I don’t believe the gun-grabbing politicians any longer. These burdens on gun owners are politically motivated and nothing more.

If these really were such great public safety laws, then let enlightened public safety officers lead the way. If modern firearms are too dangerous for civilians, then let’s have law enforcement lead the way and start using six-shot revolvers again. Better yet, let’s start with the security staff in the state capital and state personal protection services. Are there any takers? Where are the moral leaders of our state legislature?

How about our nation’s capital?



The legislature can lead the way with restrictive gun laws. I’ll follow their example.

About the author: Rob Morse

Rob Morse works and writes in Southwest Louisiana. He writes at Ammoland, at his Slowfacts blog, and here at Clash Daily. Rob co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast, and hosts the Self-Defense Gun Stories Podcast each week.

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