California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that he was placing the entire state of California under home lock down. This means that California residents are only allowed to leave their homes to buy food, pick up prescriptions, go to the doctor or go to work–but only if their job is considered an “essential job.”
This is bad news for the thousands of first time gun owners that have flooded California’s gun stores in the last few days. Thanks to California’s mandatory ten-day waiting period, any gun owners that have flooded gun stores in the last 9 days went home empty-handed. And now they can’t leave their houses to pick up their newly-purchased firearms.
So much for the right to defend themselves and protect their families, huh?
Banking On ‘Social Pressure’ to Keep People in Line
What happens if a California resident breaks the order to stay inside their house? So far, Gavin Newsom has said that social pressure will keep citizens in line–no law enforcement necessary. At the press conference announcing the lock down, Newsom said, “There’s a social contract here. People I think recognize the need to do more and to meet this moment. People will self-regulate their behavior, they’ll begin to adjust and adapt as they have been quite significantly. We will have social pressure that will encourage people to do the right thing.”
But that remains to be seen. How often do tyrants like Gavin Newsom pass such a sweeping edict and not have to use the police to enforce it?
Meanwhile, Gun owners don’t live in that fantasy world where social pressure keeps people in line. After all, if social pressure is all that’s necessary to keep the law, then we don’t need cops or guns or anything like that! Just a good ‘librarian voice’ to shame those bad looters and tell them that we do NOT approve of their naughty thieving?
Good luck with that.
So Newsom claims they won’t use law enforcement to keep people in their homes, and all these first-time gun buyers need to bank on the whole state just staying calm and following the law because of ‘social pressure.’
Those leftists really are living in dream land!
Let’s Crank Up The Heat!
Oh, and if you’re in California and already living on edge, let’s add in some released criminals. Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters on Monday that he had released more than 600 prisoners for ‘lower level’ crimes so that the staff and prisoners remaining in the prison could practice ‘social distancing’ more effectively. He’s not alone, as dozens of prisons nationwide are doing the same.
This is exactly why waiting periods are unconstitutional and a joke. That policy has left thousands of gun owners in California defenseless. Hopefully this feeling of helplessness is a learning moment for these newbie gun owners in California. They need to realize that their state gun control laws leave them vulnerable every day, but especially in a crisis situation.