There’s one thing that gun owners and gun enthusiasts know about California gun laws: California has some of the strongest gun laws, gun regulations and gun prohibitions of any state in the union.
The hostile environment that California has created for gun enthusiasts has led many gun manufacturers, gun shops, and gun enthusiasts to pick up and leave in search of a state that in their view better respects Second Amendment rights and freedoms, or not do business in the state. In fact, some might say California is very close to having a complete ban of all firearms.
Here’s a quick list of the laws in California that the terrorists broke during the shooting Wednesday:
Advertisement – story continues below
- The long guns used were banned and illegal to purchase.
- The magazines used in the pistols were illegal to purchase in.
- It is illegal in the state to modify a weapon to make it fully automatic, and one of the long guns was modified in that way.
- Stockpiling weapons and ammunition in one’s home is illegal in California.
- The guns and ammunition were stored in an illegal manner, accessible to any child.
In light of the strict gun laws, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy pressed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest with this question: “Does the president really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted these two may have been terrorists?”
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) December 4, 2015
“Yes,” Earnest replied. “The president believes that passing common sense gun laws, that makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get guns. makes the country safer.”
Doocy dug further into the matter, asking, “But so the president thinks that when there are potentially two terrorists sitting around planning a mass murder, they may call it off because President Obama has put in place common sense gun laws?”
Earnest then turned the question around to the question of motive. “Well, Peter, we’re still learning of the precise motives of the individuals who carried out this heinous act of violence yesterday. One thing we do know, is that the four firearms that they were wielding were legally purchased under the laws that are in place now.”
Advertisement - story continues below
What do you think? Scroll down to comment below.