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San Francisco's Gun-Grab

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The following is from Proposition H which is an "Initiative ordinance prohibiting the sale, manufacture and distribution of firearms in the City and County of San Francisco, and limiting the possession of handguns in the City and County of San Francisco."
Section 6. State Law,
[A]ny person currently denied the privilege of possessing a handgun under state law shall not be covered by this ordinance, but shall be covered by the California state law which denies that privilege.
Did you know that California lawmakers consider it a "privilege" to possess handguns in their state? I didn't, either. But, to consider it a privilege gives them the power to revoke, at will, that privilege. Now, if California lawmakers recognized handgun possession as a fundamental right of every person to be able to protect their person and property, they would not even attempt this latest round of gun-grabbing. The citizens of California need to assert their right to possess handguns, by forceful means if necessary.
Backers of the Bill of Rights understood that all governments can turn despotic over time. To help prevent that from happening, they included in our Bill of Rights the Second Amendment:
Amendment II,
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This is a universal truth. It applies to all instances of life. No matter how many people decide to vote away your right to possess arms, they have no power to enforce it. The men who wrote the Bill of Rights knew that government would attempt to confiscate arms from the citizenry, and they knew that they would utilize instruments of the government to facilitate the confiscation. To prove this point, you can see that the authors of this proposition allow handgun possession only for a:
Section 3.,
...City, state or federal employee carrying out the functions of his or her government employment, including but not limited to peace officers as defined by California Penal Code Section 830 et.seq. and animal control officers may possess a handgun. Active members of the United States armed forces or the National Guard and security guards, regularly employed and compensated by a person engaged in any lawful business, while actually employed and engaged in protecting and preserving property or life within the scope of his or her employment, may also possess handguns.
To protect ourselves from tyrannical governments and their minions, we have the right to keep and bear arms. This is our right, not a privilege granted to us by some government. Lawmakers of the State of California who do not understand this difference have no place in government. Lawmakers anywhere in the United States who do not understand the distinction between a right and a privilege need to be thrown out, period!
P.S. This proposition passed and will become law January 1, 2006. Look for this to come to your city in the not-to-distant future. The "gun-grab" is on!


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