Governor Brown’s Veto Of Semi-Automatic Rifle Bill – “Blood on His Hands” say some

Governor Brown’s Veto Of Semi-Automatic Rifle Bill – “Blood on His Hands” say some

Reactions are mixed to Governor Brown’s vetoes of recent gun bills coming across his desk. It appears the biggest upset was his veto of the semi-automatic rifle bill.

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown – the proponent of the “paddle to the left, paddle to the right” school of politics — now finds both camps firing away at his actions on a score of gun legislation today.

While the gun rights conservatives are blasting him for signing what they’re lambasting as “the strictest set” of gun laws in the country, the left is also blasting Brown — saying he has “blood on his hands” for “inexcusable” vetoes.

Their key issue: the veto of SB 374 by Senator Darrell Steinberg,” which conservatives called called “draconian” — but which progressives supported for its ban on future sales of most semi-automatic rifles.

We just talked to Paul Song, head of the progressive Courage Campaign, who told us that his group was “devastated” by Brown’s actions. . . .

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Governor Brown Signs Bill Prohibiting Open Carry Handguns in California

Governor Brown Signs Bill Prohibiting Open Carry Handguns in California

Sorry to hear about the further erosion of the Second Amendment in California.

A new ban signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown prohibiting the open carry of handguns in public could lead to an unintended proliferation of rifles and other long guns in public if gun enthusiasts continue to fight for their Second Amendment rights.

. . . Gun advocates and most Republican lawmakers have criticized the law, saying it targets law-abiding citizens. State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, said Brown sent the message that he has no respect for the Constitution.

“There are risks to living in a free state, and for the governor to take away and chisel away at the Second Amendment right when he claimed to respect it, it just kind of shows his true colors,” Donnelly said.

“It’s really a form of tyranny,” he said of the ban.

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