The right to bear arms really shouldn’t be up for debate, as the Founding Fathers had a very acute and succinct way of protecting it.
They included within the confines of the Second Amendment four little words that alone are but words. When combined in this very specific nature, however, they have the power to make freedom ring from sea to shining sea:
…Shall not be infringed.
This is as clear as can be, cut and dry as you can imagine. We The People have the right to be armed against those who would wish to disarm us. Hard stop. End of the story. Period.
Apparently, California has a different idea.
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state’s already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions.
One of the bills, which expands a so-called “red flag” law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom’s predecessor, Jerry Brown.
Newsom also signed a companion bill allowing the gun violence restraining orders to last one and five years, although the gun owners could petition to end those restrictions earlier. The bill also allows judges to issue search warrants at the same time as they grant the orders. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn over the firearms or ammunition.
With Red Flag laws, there is an incredible potential for abuse of the system, wherein local authorities would have the power to disarm a populace at will, “pending adjudication”, during which time the victims of the law will be unable to defend themselves.