The past year or so has seen many pro-rights and anti-rights developments.
The California Legislature, once again, is showing it's collective indulgence for the moronic wit hthe current crop of bills. I won't even bother to list them, but let's just say that they want just about every semi-auto rifle out there registered as an assault weapon.
The intellectually deficient Lori Hancock from Berkeley wants to take any magazine that *might* be able to hold more than 10 rounds, i.e. blocked and sealed 10/30 and 10/20's. I'm not sure what other foolishness Sacramento is working on, but I'll stop with those and spare you.
My solution is really simple. If the legislature passes, and the governor signs, any of these anti-freedom, anti-rights, bigotry-induced Bills, engage in acts of counter-intimidation. Power submits only to greater power, and that submission rests on fear of the greater power. The same way the Legislature has made you afraid to be a gun owner, the same way past legislatures made people afraid to admit they were gay, or afraid because they had the wrong skin pigmentation.
Extreme? Not at all. We tried the tools our ancestors left us. We've tried the ballot box, the soap box, and even the jury box. None have worked. What boxes do we have left? Or would you rather just live in a cage, take on the chains like a Good Little Slave, and beg for scraps? Multiply -you- by almost 40 million Californians. Should a handful of simpletons in Sacramento be allowed to enslave 40 million human beings? Or would it be more feasible to cull the bad apples out of Sacramento? 100 ruined lives or 40 million ruined lives? It's a moral and ethical quagmire, but one I suspect we should all enter.
At some point, each of us will be called upon to make a decision, live with that decision, and explain that decision to our friends, neighbors, spouses, and children. We might even have the chance to explain it to a jury. I think it will be easier to make the decision having already weighed the moral and ethical implications of the available choices.