2nd Amendment

California May Relax Gun Control Laws

The MMMs loves them­selves a good pan­ic­gasm. They’ve had lots of fun things to pan­ic over late­ly, so this lit­tle nugget of good news has­n’t got­ten much attention:

A few weeks ago, Cal­i­for­nia Assem­bly­man Alex Lee (no-rela­tion!) is push­ing a sen­tenc­ing reform bill that would, among oth­er things (bet­ter sit down for this), dial back sen­tenc­ing for gun-relat­ed crimes.

If you’re check­ing your cal­en­dar, it’s not April Fool’s Day. The Assem­bly Pub­lic Safe­ty Com­mit­tee vot­ed 6–2 to approve Lee’s Anti-Racism Sen­tenc­ing Reform Act, but there are oth­er hur­dles it will have to clear before it becomes law.

If you think Cal­i­for­nia is suf­fer­ing a bout of com­mon sense and wants law-abid­ing folks to be able to defend them­selves, sor­ry. The bil­l’s intent is to roll back sen­tenc­ing “enhance­ments”: If a firearm is used dur­ing a crime, cur­rent laws add up to 25 years to the sen­tence. Lee’s con­tention is that gun-relat­ed sen­tenc­ing enhance­ments dis­pro­por­tion­al­ly pun­ish peo­ple of color.

Well, that’s okay. I’ll cel­e­brate any step in the right direc­tion, no mat­ter who’s tak­ing that step.

Alex Lee

Alex is our MemeMaster. He's a heck of a nice guy, but if you cross him you'll get memed so hard you'll never be able to go out in public again. Alex's sign is Neon. His Love Language is Beer.

Duncan Coltrane

Duncan Coltrane is our resident expert on all things that go bang. Duncan's an enthusiastic 2nd Amendment advocate, but he also supports gun control (by using both hands) and background checks (carefully check the background behind your target: You don't want to get blood on your carpet or your nice new sofa).
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