One. And then none. Because that is the ultimate goal.
This bill goes to limiting purchases of long guns.
A bill has been reintroduced in the California state legislature that would limit the number of guns Californians can purchase to just one per month. A similar measure was vetoed last year by outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown.
It comes as another Democrat, Gavin Newsom, takes the reins Monday as the state’s 40th governor. Newsom took a swipe at the gun lobby and Trump administration in his inaugural address.
“Make no mistake, there are powerful forces arrayed against us,” Newsom said. “Not just politicians in Washington — but drug companies that gouge Californians with sky-high prices. A gun lobby that’s willing to sacrifice the lives of our children to line their pockets.”
In the aftermath of the Nov. 7 Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Newsom went on record supporting tougher gun control laws. He wasn’t specific on any piece of legislation but indicated there were bills Brown rejected that he favored.
by Jeff Daniels