Governor Moonbeam vetoes anti-gun bills

Good on Jerry Brown, Governor of California, he has vetoed two anti-gun bills.

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, of California, vetoed two anti-gun bills today. The bills had passed the state legislature and combined they would have banned the sale and possession of semi-automatic “assault weapons” by name and banned semi-auto rifles that accepted detachable magazines if Brown had signed them into law.

But he didn’t. 

Even more interesting was the message Brown sent to the legislature.  He wrote, “I don’t believe that this bill’s blanket ban on semi-automatic rifles would reduce criminal activity or enhance public safety enough to warrant this infringement on gun owners’ rights.”

What pushed him to veto these bills may never be known. Could it have been the threat of proposed recall elections or the NRA’s threat to file a lawsuit that prompted Brown’s decision? We can only speculate.

However, despite vetoing the two big bills that had California gun owners all riled up, he still signed smaller bills into law. One measure will limit the sales of standard-capacity magazines, one prohibits businesses from applying for “assault weapon” permits, and two bills restricting mental patients from obtaining firearms.

Jerry Brown is not a stupid politician, he knows what the NRA can do and they would like nothing better than to rinse him in a recall.


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  • Jonathan Pull

    What a fucked up country where you have to pussy foot around pig headed big spending groups for fear of getting the boot. Moronic.
    Its a round and round argument too.

    Easier access to guns, more gun violence, more need for “personal protection”.

    • Shows what you know. States with Concealed or Open Carry laws have much less gun violence.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Fucktard. Do a bit of research then come back with something sensible.

      Start with the Caliber of bullet that causes the most harm.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Then look at the correlation between states, in the US and Violent crime in general and Gun control laws.

      Yes bad things do happen how many people die in automobile accidents, health issues with Alcohol, Tobacco. Do we ban cars, alcohol, tobacco, drive it all underground.

    • Kopua Cowboy

      Yeah, that’s why “Gun Free Zones” worked so well. Oh, wait…

  • Mr_Blobby

    All for sensible gun laws.

    Sensible as in, you don’t allow people with mental health issues and criminals to own or have access to guns.

    You don’t infringe on the private property rights of law abiding citizens.

    You empower the law abiding citizens.

    You give criminals their just deserts.