Of course, I would like to think that because criminals
are criminals and therefore never obey laws, you would have thought of that
before the law was drafted and voted upon.
You did not do this, however. Instead Senator Perata
dreamed up this illegal and ridiculous law for political gain and not to curtail
It is referred to as the "Assault Weapons
Bill". A semi-automatic firearm that
for every press on the trigger fires ONE round
of ammunition cannot by any stretch of the
imagination be classed as an assault weapon.
The German Sturmgewehr 44 rifle carries
the distinction of the first use of the phrase "assault rifle" and
was issued to troops in 1943 - 1944. Its technical
qualifications are the requirement of a short
cartridge and the ability to fire single
shots or automatic fire, commonly referred
to as selective fire. (Reference: The Illustrated
Encyclopedia of Firearms by Ian V. Hogg, Glossary
page 314, Chartwell Books Inc. Copyright/published
Then to offend the sensibilities of common
sense even more, pistols were added to the
list; even the innocuous Walther GSP and OSP,
two five shot pistols chambering 22 long rifle
and 22 short cartridges used only in competition,
including the Olympics, and carrying a price tag of over $1000. Tell me
Senator Perata, when was the last time you
saw a street punk carrying one of these?
Did you "exalted" officials ever refer
to the Supreme Court decisions wherein the
criminal has been exempted from registering
his/her weapon under the Fifth Amendment?
I not only think that you know of that decision
but that you are purposely ignoring it so
that you can 'sell' the public a program of
mass registration for reasons having nothing
to do with crime, but in reality 'control
of honest citizens' and the eventual elimination
of the constitutional right to possess a firearm.
If that is not your agenda, why have
all who voted for SB23 committed PERJURY,
a felony punishable in a state penitentiary?
And how have you perjured yourself?
Well, you may have turned a deaf ear to the
oath you took upon acceding to the
office you now hold, but it remains quite
clear that you swore to uphold the Constitution,
and I now quote form that document the sections
that forbid you to take the action that you have taken: Constitution
of the United States, Article 1, Section 7
and Section 8, Article IV, Section 2 and the
Bill of Rights, Amendments I, II, IV, V, IX,
X and XIV, Section 1.
Is it any wonder then that many honest citizens
are not obeying your illegal law and coming forth to register their constitutionally
owned firearms, knowing full well that your
intent is to confiscate them just as you did
the legally held SKS firearms just a short
To add even more insult to injury,
the office of Attorney General and the Department
of Justice cannot absolutely define what con-
stitutes a registerable firearm under the law
you just enacted. Just consider the dilemma
this poses for the cop on the street!
In fact the Attorney General's office
has stated they will not even support a position
in the courtroom.
Instead, we have an illegal law, one
that violates a God-given right to self defense of self
and family that was memorialized as a condition
of accepting the Constitution (Refer to the
The law defies interpretation, it's
based on im- moral and illegal precepts; by
definition, it's based on "if it looks
like a military weapon and especially if it's
black in color, it must be bad".
So it that's what you think of in
regard to our armed forces and that's what
you think of in terms of patriotism and the will to fight for this country,
might I suggest that you select some other
country to live in.