California’s Gavin Newsom has made gun-grabbing his personal mission.
He has an insidious plan to lead blue states in overriding the Second Amendment.
But that all blew up in his face this past week when a judge shot down one leftist fantasy.
A federal appeals court just schooled Newsom and his leftist friends by striking down a California law limiting the sale of semi-automatic firearms based on frequency and age.
The law went into effect in July last year and limited the purchase of semi-automatic weapons to one per month for anyone 21 and older.
It completely banned businesses from selling a semi-automatic firearm to anyone under 21.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ryan D. Nelson called out the lawmakers for infringing on the Second Amendment rights of 18- to 21-year-olds.
“America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army,” Nelson wrote. “Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
Judge Kenneth K. Lee also sided with conservatives worried about busybody leftists in government writing that, “We cannot allow good intentions to trump an enumerated and ‘fundamental right’ deeply rooted in the history and tradition of this country.”
Naturally, leftist lawmakers in California are already trying to find a work around.
State Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office is busy spewing the predictable nonsense about how guns are dangerous.
“California will continue to take all necessary steps to prevent and reduce gun violence,” a statement from Bonta’s office read. “We remain committed to defending California’s commonsense gun laws, which save lives and make our communities safer.”
They certainly don’t want to deal with the reality that law-abiding armed and educated citizens are the best defense against out-of-control thugs – something California is absolutely overrun with these days.
Even though the recent ruling is a win for Second Amendment advocates, there are still battles left to fight.
A separate law, SB 1100, which raised the firearm purchase age to 21 in California is still in effect.
However, there are several workarounds to that law.
An 18-year-old who has a valid hunting license, is an active police officer, or is a federal agent can still buy firearms.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.