A Minor Correction
Bill Quick

PJ Media » California Has Enough Laws

There is an internal investigation underway in the Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s Department right now, trying to figure out why they decided not to take Rodger into custody — as well there should be.  California has more than sufficient laws to have prevented this tragedy.  It has mandatory background checks for gun purchases; no private party sales allowed; mandatory registration of guns for those moving into California; a mental health observation custody law that is so relaxed that I have talked to people who have been victims of abuse under it.  (One person I knew in Santa Rosa made some overheated remark about the paperwork required to get a zoning change along the lines of “if I have to do this again, I’ll kill myself” and spent an hour in a mental hospital, and then months suing to get his guns back.)

Yet even with all this, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department dropped the ball: and at least seven people are dead who did not need to be. California has enough laws: they need to enforce them.

When it comes to guns, California has far too many laws.  And many of them are unconstitutional.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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A Minor Correction — 2 Comments

    • Agreed throughout – in fact, when looked at with any sort of clarity of vision, California simply has far too many laws – most of which are either unConstitutionally violative of individual human rights, ineffective for any purpose except to control that which needs no control and therefore a failure at what actually does need some control, or a wholly Statist-approved means of generating Gubment “revenue” – or some combination of two or more of those characteristic “forms”.

      It’s pretty much the same, in those terms, as what we are now “enjoying” from FedGov in nearly all respects – just at a somewhat-more-advanced level than the Feds have been able to achieve…yet.

      But the FedGov is catching up – fast!!