Election Eve in CA and Republicans Can Only Blather On About Gun Rights

As Californians ready for election day tomorrow, it is likely that yet again the out of touch state gop will again receive staggeringly low support, and if you listen to their two prime contenders to unseat Governor Jerry Brown, you can easily understand why. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, on probation for his attempt in 2012 to board a commercial flight from Ontario International Airport with a loaded handgun and extra ammo in his possession, and former george w bush Treasury Dept. exec Neel Kaskari are battling it out to convince voters which of them is the most gun-crazy.

A few days after the most recent gun tragedy, the death of six college students and the perpetrator in a mass shooting at the UCSB-adjacent town of Isla Vista, Californians are


more close than ever in unanimity to a belief that in a state that has as strong a set of laws to protect citizens against gun violence found anywhere in the US, even stronger rules are needed. But yet, it is Donnelly who is campaigning on a platform that supports the right of every man, woman, and presumably child, on the street to own the assault rifle of his or her choice, and the high-capacity
ammo clip to go along with it.

I guess Donnelly doesn’t read any newspapers, print or online, except for the OC and LA Registers, or he’d see that the City of Los Angeles just had its latest gun buyback, and the amazing number of 950 weapons were turned in, including 31 assault rifles.

This past weekend, Donnelly was walking door-to-door, espousing his message opposing any and all Democratic Party efforts to pass new laws aimed at preventing potentially violent people from buying or owning guns. What’s more, he feels that the pro-gun message is so vital to his candidacy, that he is also lying about the gun stance of his gop

opponent, Kashkari, alleging that Kashkari does not support their sacred misinterpretation of the second amendment.

This has not sit well with ole Neel, the owner of pistols, a rifle and a shotgun, and who relishes in inflicting terminal damage on targets and trees, but, thankfully, not living creatures. He has chimed in with his statements that

additional restrictions on the purchase of firearms will not prevent gun violence or make people safer. That makes sense, doesn’t it? I mean, restricting psychos from buying guns couldn’t possibly prevent them from using them. On people. Of course not.

But back to Donnelly, and the piece de resistance of his recent pronouncements on gun policy, and OF COURSE the role of government, which we all know to him and others of his ilk, is NONE in the lives of real ‘mericans. In saying that there is no legislative fix to every problem, Donnelly said the we should leave it to God to when it comes to stopping the mentally ill from killing people with guns. Yep, back to the government of religion, by religion, and for religion, and the bible he would swear to uphold when he takes his oath of office.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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