As usual after a “shooting incident,” there is a flurry of people screaming for tighter gun control. I live in California and we have almost the most restrictive laws in the country. All the registration, assault weapons ban etc have been in effect here for years. Still, there were a flurry of bills proposed after Sandy Hook and many of us who are active shooters dreaded the results. To say the furor on both sides was intense is a complete understatement.
The fight went right to Governor Brown’s desk a few days ago. To my shock and surprise, our beloved Governor Moonbeam vetoed most of what we considered the most onerous and his explanation was even more surprising (coming from our extremely liberal state government): he did not see where these new bills would realistically improve the crime or violence in California. He did pass a “groundbreaking law” banning lead ammunition for hunting that is the first in the U.S. (we are the trendsetters). These were hard fought on both sides and yet show that compromise can come when people give each other a fair chance. Now if we could just talk a little more about this “train to nowhere….”