CA is not a lost cause, there many of us here that take on that fight. The mindset has to be that of understanding it’s like watching the grass grow with the filing of these lawsuits in response.
There are victories won both in and out of court, CRPA, GOA, FPC, and NRA are groups I’m a member of that are the reason for these battles being one.
I’m the better to die on my feet than live on my knees type, I’m active and see the results. Bottom line is we knew these were going to come and now we’re handling it. The sucks to be you, just leave mindset is one of ignorance, if you would up and leave your home and your way of life thinking you can run from it will leave you with the cold hard reality of the storm is already upon you as well. And if you think you’re safe in your happy little “fill in the name” topia you’re going to be in for a shock when it’s at your front door. Look at the democratic candidates all want the 2nd amendment taken away at a federal level.
I had that ignorant mindset thinking ok how bad can it get, that was almost 30 years ago, now I understand that the endgame is complete disarmament and I’m not going to sit and let it happen, I vote, I donate, I’m active in supporting the 2nd amendment, I talk with people to get them active or if their on the fence giving them some direction to discover for themselves, I’m disappointed I didn’t have this drive 30 years ago, but I’m not going to lay down and just let it happen now.
I’ve given my reasons before and I’ll simplify it in this manner, this is my home, I have family and loved ones here, I have every right to be here to pursue life, liberty, happiness and all that jazz. I’m going to hold the line, I pick and choose my battles and I’m all in on this one.
Yet it’s also about being smart as well to live to fight another day, if it comes down to it and it’s time to bug out and fall back, then we’ll get to the rally point and keep that fight going there. Sometimes I feel like Horatius at the bridge, but I’d rather be the man in the arena than the cold and timid souls who run and hide.
We’ve built a life here, have a nice big home, we are blessed to make very good money, we live near the mountains, beaches, lakes, rivers, and forests. But if we have to we’ll blow the canopy and hit the eject button, we’re not there yet. But if we do it’ll actually be like an air drop vs punching out because we’re taking a lot with us.
Here’s some recent examples of the victories due to either threat of litigation or rulings from those filed. I could have bought my Glock 26 in LA before 2017 because ultra compact frames were banned except for LEO’s to purchase. LA backed down and voted to repeal the ban out of court rather than get the brakes torn off them.
Open carry ban is awaiting to be heard in the 9th District from a suit filed in Hawaii, yet since CA is a may issue CCW vs shall issue in some counties it violates and denies a lawful citizen the 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves if they can’t legally do either.
LA had to sunset making standard capacity magazines grandfathered in legal to possess in accordance with the rest of the state.
The State had an injunction ordered that allowed “Freedom Week” were it was ruled restricting to 10rd magazines was violating our rights and allowed citizens to lawfully possess standard or higher capacity magazines legally.
Fighting to keep gun shows from being banned especially at Del Mar which just had a show a few weeks ago after winning in court to do so after not being able to at all in 2019.
San Francisco Mayor publicly dismissed claim of NRA members being a terrorist organization, set that no impact on any relations with NRA members will not be affected with the city vs LA which did the same early and rather than stand down a Judge ruled that case against them has merit to proceed.
The city Mayor of Carson was attempting to ban all firearms within the city zoning making it a gun free zone, and the community showed up at city hall during a council meeting and ripped them to shreds, stating they would vote them all out of office. The measure died as a result of mot having enough votes and one council member didn’t even have the guts to show up to vote.
As soon as these laws pass lawsuits are filed and take forever and a day.
So you’re welcome, its these groups and the grassroots members that are here in CA taking the fight to preserve our rights and keep them from spreading like wildfire on a federal level. Many moved to Nevada, and now they have a Governor and Attorney General that have a hold my beer anti gun agenda that will wreck havoc in what some are calling Nevada now East California.
There are other states like NY and NJ that I feel are far worse than CA and yet CA pops in to everyone’s mind as the worst state for gun control it’s bad, but it’s like a chess match that’s moving like molasses in the dead of winter.
Always fight the good fight is how I’m wired.