Gun control quickly rears its head in Calif.

Minutemen 1776Dec. 15, 2012

By John Seiler

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, it didn’t take long for gun-control advocates to take a bead on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

It’s horrible what happened there. Our prayers should be with the victims and their families.

It’s also shameful that politicians use such tragedies to advance their tyrannical agendas.

The first to attack is state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco:

“The lawmaker said he is considering reintroducing a gun-control bill that died in committee this year. Yee said the proposal would have closed a loophole in California’s assault weapons ban that allows guns to be easily reloaded with multiple rounds of ammunition through devices called ‘bullet buttons’.”

But such a law would have done nothing to prevent the Connecticut shooting. And even if California imposes such a law, it would not affect states with more freedom, such as Arizona. Such devices could be obtained there, then brought into California.

The fact remains that guns prevent crimes far more frequently than gun crimes are committed. Anyone wondering about this should read a pamphlet by one of my favorite groups, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership: “Gun Facts, Version 6.0.”

One of the things the JPFO always has pointed out is that Nazi Germany enacted draconian anti-gun laws, which meant that, when the SS came to grab them, Jews were defenseless to fight back. JFPO is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen here. And I am with them 100 percent.

Since our rebellion in 1776, in America widespread gun ownership has been essential not just to preventing crime, but to liberty.

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