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Lawrence Keane
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California’s got the most gun control laws in the country. It’s also trying to win the race on bad legislative ideas, too.

California’s Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) is pushing a resolution that California would use its economic might to nudge banks and lending institutions away from doing business with federally licensed law abiding firearms manufacturers and retailers if they have open accounts with the Golden State. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 115 would “encourage” six lending institutions to cut all business ties with America’s firearms manufacturers. The goal, according to Kamlager-Dove, is eliminate the production of firearms and the means to exercise Second Amendment rights.

Kamlager-Dove explained, “You cannot have a gun if the gun has not been made. You cannot sell a gun that has not been made.”

Then, Kamlager-Dove does economic policy backflips when she attempts to say it is actually a free-market incentive, because it would allow firearms manufactures to use alternative options when it comes to banking services and loans.

Kamlager-Dove couldn’t explain where California state and local law enforcement would buy their firearms if gun production were to be eliminated. She was challenged on her thought process by Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez that inserting personal and political ideology was a dangerous precedent. While Kamlager-Dove was using the resolution as a bludgeon against the firearms industry today to drive a political agenda, a similar authority could be used to deny financial services to what others consider disfavored industries.

It’s a reminder of the importance of rejecting this type of activism being embraced by politicians to distort and misuse the levers of free-market capitalism to attempt to achieve political agendas through corporate boardrooms that they can’t do through legislative and court processes. That’s why the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association, urges Congress to take up the Freedom Financing Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) as S. 821. It was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 2079, by U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas).

The Freedom Financing Act would prevent financial institutions from accessing taxpayer-subsidized government programs when they are at the same time denying banking services to lawful and compliant industries. In other words, big banks wouldn’t be able to benefit from taxpayer-subsidized insurance programs while at the same time discriminating against lawful businesses. If the big banks choose to deny industries like firearms and ammunition manufactures services based on a bias against the products they make, they are free to do so. But, they shouldn’t be entitled to benefit from the money protections that are paid for by U.S. taxpayers, 100 million of whom are gun owners.

Californians deserve many more things from their assembly representatives. Bad ideas to limit free markets and eliminate rights isn’t one of them.




https://townhall.com/columnists/law...embly-resolution-dangerous-precedent-n2552229
 

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Time for ALL of the defense Industries to pack up and leave California and move to NV, TX, AZ, NM and UT - Boeing, Lockheed and all of their billions in payroll and expenditures should not be welcome if firearm makers aren't either.
 

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Time for ALL of the defense Industries to pack up and leave California and move to NV, TX, AZ, NM and UT - Boeing, Lockheed and all of their billions in payroll and expenditures should not be welcome if firearm makers aren't either.
Not sure Boeing or Lockheed have a dog in the gun right hunt.
This battle will need to be won in the courts.
which is why Federal and Supreme Court judges are so important.
we need Trump for 4 more years
 

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They are defense contractors who make their living dealing in deadly weapons. If the brain-dead snowflakes running CA are SO anti, then they should be wanting them out as well.
 

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"Californians deserve many more things from their assembly representatives."

And seeing as how it is Californians who put these POS representatives into office, and often keep them there, I hope they truly get those things they deserve from their DEMOCRAT representatives. And I hope they get it good! Then, and only then will the idiot DEMOCRAT voters perhaps really feel the miseries and pains their decisions have brought into existence and made to oppress their fellow citizens.
 

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https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1951

18 U.S. Code § 1951. Interference with commerce by threats or violence


Whoever in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robbery or extortion or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to do anything in violation of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

(b) As used in this section— (1) The term “robbery” means the unlawful taking or obtaining of personal property from the person or in the presence of another, against his will, by means of actual or threatened force, or violence, or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his person or property, or property in his custody or possession, or the person or property of a relative or member of his family or of anyone in his company at the time of the taking or obtaining.

(2) The term “extortion” means the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.

(3) The term “commerce” means commerce within the District of Columbia, or any Territory or Possession of the United States; all commerce between any point in a State, Territory, Possession, or the District of Columbia and any point outside thereof; all commerce between points within the same State through any place outside such State; and all other commerce over which the United States has jurisdiction.

(c) This section shall not be construed to repeal, modify or affect section 17 of Title 15, sections 52, 101–115, 151–166 of Title 29 or sections 151–188 of Title 45.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 793; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
 

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The next step will be some new strict laws about gun functions or importation in CA. I can see it now, any gun that fires when the trigger is pulled is deemed unsafe for use in CA and shall not be legal in this state.......
 

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I think I have an answer for Kommiefornia gun laws, simply the arms manufactures should refuse to sell any weapons, ammunition, etc to any government entity in the People's Republic of Kommifornia" that includes police, armed bodyguards to the "stars", etc.

I would be interesting to see the reaction of the idiots that are running Kommiefornia.
 
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