Despite having some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, California has been the site of several mass shootings in recent years, including San Bernardino and the Isla Vista killings.
These shootings only prove second amendment advocates correct. It doesn’t matter how many gun control laws you enact because criminals will never follow gun laws.
But in liberal California, these facts don’t matter. Surely just one more law will solve gun violence, right?
Not according to America’s oldest civil rights organization.
The NRA has had enough of California constantly infringing on the second amendment, and they are now fighting back in a big way.
From The Daily Caller:
The National Rifle Association is suing the state of California over a law restricting magazine capacity to 10 bullets or less. [T]he organization argues that this is an unconstitutional limitation.
The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) and the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) are spearheading the lawsuit, the second launched by the NRA this year against the state.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in San Diego, is part of the NRA’s efforts to counter an array of new gun laws in California, collectively referred to by Second Amendment enthusiasts as “gunmageddon,” enacted in the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack, reports Los Angeles Times.
Gun control advocates argue that the magazine capacity limit will lower casualties during mass shootings. There’s only one problem with that logic: it has not worked in the past.
The Isla Vista shooter, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, had 41 loaded 10-round magazines in his car when police searched it. Having low capacity magazines wasn’t a problem for Rodger. He just went out and bought more. Rodger’s killed 7 people in his 2014 attack, including himself.
If someone plans to commit mass murder with a firearm, they’ve already chosen to break the law. Infringing on the second amendment doesn’t make anyone safer. It only makes it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns for self defense.
Source: The Daily Caller