Using the Orlando massacre as an excuse to pass more gun control
bills, California lawmakers wasted no time, and spared no arrogance
in passing new and old bills in legislative committees Tuesday.
Some legislators even dragged out old gun control bills to be
reheard; bills which couldn’t pass in previous legislative
sessions, and wouldn’t have made a bit of difference in the latest
Political opportunismwas on full display. Whether
attempting to maintain politicalsupport among peers and
special interest groups, or trying to
increasepoliticalinfluence, Capitol lawmakers managed
to disregard both ethical and politicalprinciples in doing
so, as they set their sights on guns and not the deranged
terrorists behind them.
Within 24 hours of the terror attack and shootings Sunday, which
left 49 people dead in Orlando, Florida, President Obama,
California lawmakers, and gun control advocates across the country
called for beefing up the country’s laws on gunownership.
“At one hearing, Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, angrily
confronted National RifleAssn. lobbyist Dan Reid, accusing
his organization of being responsible… Read More