Assault Weapons In California

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Assault Weapons in California The debate over the efficacy and constitutionality of state and federal regulation of firearm and ammunition sales continues to be debated in Congress. Since the beginning of our current Constitution, the right to bear firearms has always been included within our Bill of Rights. The written words of the Constitution are law, even though much interpretation of these laws occurred over the years. The Second Amendment states, a well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. The debate over gun control has been one of the major political and social issues our country has faced over many decades. Both sides…show more content…
One of these strategies is to impose a tax. The policy makers of the National Firearm Act of 1934 created a way for government to enforce regulation in an unprecedented manner toward gun control. The policy makers responsible for the National Firearm Act of 1934 enabled an agency with no connection with firearms to obtain a power it never had before. For the first time not paying a tax on a firearm purchased became a federal offense. Throughout the history of gun regulation in America, a relatively small number of individuals are responsible for the change in regulation toward all gun owners. The policy makers were provided a window of opportunity to get some type of legislation passed to help the situation at hand. The gangsters of the early 20th century were prosecuted because they did not pay taxes on the firearms that they owned. As time went on and arms technology grew in response to warfare, so did the type of regulations against the freedom for Americans to bear…show more content…
The ILA is known as the largest and most effective defender of Second Amendment freedoms. ILA’s ability to fight successfully for the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners directly reflects the support of NRA’s more than 4 million members. When restrictive gun control legislation is proposed at the local state or federal level, NRA members and supporters are alerted through their publications. Most of these members then respond with individual letters, faxes, e-mails and calls to their elected representatives to make their views known. The ILA has offices in Washington D.C. As well as in Sacramento, employing a staff of at least 80 lobbyists working full time to defend Second Amendment issues. California has the toughest gun regulations of any other state in the union. There are also a large number of gun owners living in California. According to the Brady campaign California is ranked the number one state with the toughest gun regulations. Having a branch office in the Capitol city of the state with the toughest gun control laws serves several purposes. Most importantly the ILA can quickly access policy makers to have a chance at influencing policy decisions. It also serves as a symbol to the firearm owner community that there is an influential entity that is on their side. The way California's Constitution is set up,

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