California is now stepping up the game to have the “toughest gun laws in the nation.” As if they’re in a race with New York for crapping all over people’s 2nd amendment rights or something…..
As I read the article, I came across this quote by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: “”California has always been a leader on the issue of gun safety,” Villaraigosa said. “New York has stepped up and stepped forward. California needs to answer the call.” I have a problem with this statement as it’s entirely untrue. According to the crime stats and murder rates of California compared with other states who have more lax gun laws and RESPECT the 2nd amendment rights of it’s citizens, California’s crime rates are higher than those other states. Compared with a state like Texas, California has twice the firearm murder rate as Texas. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-20
So for Mayor Villaraigosa to say that California has always been a leader in gun “safety” is a fat load of crap and false advertising. Now, replace the words “gun safety” with “violent crime rate” and you’ll be a lot closer to the truth. His Honor needs to brush up on his attempts at passing off bullcrap as fact. At this rate, he won’t even make a good used-car salesman when his tenure as Mayor is up.