This didn’t just happen, but it’s important to remind everyone, since it received limited national coverage, and set a precedent that is being used to adopt similar legislation in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Last October, while nobody noticed, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will prevent teachers from firing back at active shooters. The measure went into effect last month.
AB 424, introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) was rushed through with great haste on a Saturday morning, after five California school districts decided to allow teachers and faculty members the option to apply for Concealed Carry permits, and utilize their CCLs to defend intended victims in the event of a shooting on campus.
McCarty justified the move to ban teachers from defending themselves and students by saying:
A safe learning environment is essential for our children to be successful in the classroom. That’s not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.
Brown also signed legislation expanding the ever-growing prohibited purchasers list, a list of citizens banned from gun ownership in California. New additions to Schindler’s…I mean the prohibited persons list include those found guilty of misdemeanor hate crimes.
California has fallen under heavy fire from legal rights watchdogs over its intentionally vague, broad definition of what exactly constitutes a hate crime. That bill is aimed at people “using force or the threat of force to interfere with another person’s free exercise of any constitutional right because of the other person’s race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.”
Gun possession will also be banned for people who deface or damage property in order to “interfere with constitutional rights.” For example, a person prosecuted for painting a swastika on a Jewish house of worship, or drawing Muhammad the molester on a mosque could lose their gun possession rights.
In the interest of objectivity, I’m not going to tell you that this California brand of Marxist bullBergdahl wouldn’t have stopped the Parkland shooting from happening if Florida had such idiotic, unConstitutional laws. And I’m definitely not going to insinuate that Jerry Brown is either unstable or downright malicious. Those would be (relatively) unsubstantiated rumors. I’ll let you decide.