Everyone needs to get ahold of their Senator in their district as they will only accept in district emails. Here is what I sent. Generally you arew limited to 2000 words. This is just shy of that.
SB798 is one of the most ludicrous over reactions imaginable. Feel good type stupidity.
Cops have a very difficult time trying to determine if a brandishing of any sorts is real or imagined. That's hard enough as it is.
THE REAL ISSUE IS EDUCATION.
Kids need to learn that if you point anything that looks like a gun at anyone that is called brandishing. If a person is ignorant enough to point anything that looks like a gun at an officer(or anyone) they need to learn that they have put themselves in harms way.
The responsibility of the State in this instance should be to educate people to understand what brandishing is and how dumb you need to be to accomplish this particular style of assault.
It isn't any different than standing on an overpass with a Tonka truck over your head about to throw it through someones windshield. Just one more form of assault.
People need to learn three things.
Trigger on finger is intent
Pointing it is assault if it looks like it could be a gun.
Cops can't read minds.
In a world where a shake can of bright paint is only a few steps away it is unrealistic to think legislation like this does anything besides keep you guys from doing your real job.
Putting COPS at risk is criminal?
Is there anyone with a brain willing to state the obvious to everyone or are we going to pretend this does something till a cop gets killed by a brightly painted real gun?
MAKE THIS YOUR IDEA. Be a genius!
I own Mac1 Airgun and this will force me out of the state. WHY? Because ignorance is rampant.
I suggest you educate the people by using this tragedy as an opportunity to let people know why they should understand what safe gun handling is. Nobody that has safe gun handling skills would ever put themselves in harms way like this. It is a tragedy generated by the ignorance of the Victim.
I'll do a 20 minute video teaching safe gun handling for free.
2nd Amendment Gives us rights but no skills. I can help!
Mac1 Airgun Gardena Ca
"NO GUNS WOULD BE A RIOT"