Brown Vetoes Gun-Control Bills
California gun laws are already at least adequate. I could point out a few laws about gun making and distribution that are on the books and are designed to be punitive against makers of guns. We do not need more gun laws here. The Governor has come to precisely the correct conclusion. Crime and tragedy happen despite the law. There is another law worth mentioning, which applies here in California but not perhaps say, Texas. It’s the law of diminishing returns as applies to California gun laws.
SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.
The Democratic governor, a gun owner who hunted in his younger days, said the proposals went too far and would have infringed on the rights of hunters and marksmen without making Californians safer.
Many of the bills had been introduced after last December’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed.
The measure would have banned the future manufacture, import and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. It would also have required those who already own such guns to register them.