It’s no secret that this is one of the most leftist states in the country.
Time and again legislators have shown their disdain for citizens’ rights, most notably their right to bear arms.
Now a new bill aims to shackle gun sellers to such an extent, it might shut them down for good.
According to NRA-ILA, the law aims to do four things:
- A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property.
- A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those imposed by state law.
- A requirement that licensees maintain full color video surveillance that is of sufficient quality to provide for facial recognition and records all firearm transactions on the premises, all locations where firearms and ammunition are stored, the immediate exterior of the licensed premises, and all parking facilities owned by the licensee. The video equipment would be required to run during all business hours and be set to begin recording when motion is detected at all other times. The licensee would have to certify to having compliant video equipment at least yearly and make any needed repairs to the equipment within 15 days of any damage. The footage would need to be stored on the premises for at least five years, but that could be extended if the footage may be part of a law enforcement investigation. Licensees would also be required to post a prominent sign indicating that customers are being recorded.
- All licensees would be required to have a liability policy of a minimum of $1M per incident to cover liability arising from “theft, sale, lease or transfer or offering for sale, lease or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, or any other operations of the business and business premises.
It’s clear these restrictions intend to prevent private owners of guns from selling them at their premises.
The additional requirement of full color video surveillance will put a significant financial burden on store owners, many of whom already provide sufficient forms of surveillance. And the $1M liability insurance would surely drive many business owners to close shop, as they won’t even be able to acquire such coverage.
So what is California really aiming to achieve?
Not just further restrictions to the 2nd Amendment, but it looks like they want to cripple an entire arm of their economy.
California has faced some serious financial crises in recent years. You’d think they’d be doing all they can to foster thriving businesses, regardless of the industry.
Instead they want to deprive Americans their Constitutional rights and hurt local business owners. If I were a California resident, I wouldn’t let it stand.