The LA Times reports…
The right to carry a concealed weapon in California is mostly reserved for those at risk of violence â€” jewelers, bail bondsmen and criminal prosecutors among them.
But some legislators say their job has become dangerous too. Despite objections from some law enforcement officials and even gun rights advocates, they want a law that would make it easier for them to tote firearms for protection.
The lawmakers cite the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson and threats from constituents in California as cause for permits to carry weapons.
“I’ve had guys physically come up to me ready to punch me out,” said Democratic state Sen. Lou Correa of Santa Ana, co-author of a new permit proposal.
That doesn’t sound like any “Use of Deadly Force” briefing I’ve ever had. But the aristocracy can shoot peasants for, well, any reason really.
Opponents of gun control note that some of the lawmakers behind SB 610, including its third author, Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani (D-Tracy), have opposed some efforts to make it easier for others to carry guns.
Wright and Galgiani voted for legislation in 2009 that limits the ability of residents in small counties to use their gun permits in big urban areas. Wright and Correa supported a Galgiani bill last year that barred people from carrying even unloaded firearms into the state Capitol or any legislative office or hearing room.
“We do look at that as inconsistent,” said Sam Paredes, executive director of the nonprofit Gun Owners of California. He questioned whether lawmakers are in any more danger than anyone else.
“All law-abiding citizens have the same good cause,” he said. “They are law-abiding citizens in troubled times.”
Dems on display, in their true colors for a change.
PS. Easy to spot ol’ Moonbeam, he doesn’t have sh*t all over himself.