Friday, August 24, 2012

Nanny Nanny State Alert:: California legislature passed ban on public display of BB guns

This is asinine. California is extending gun control to children's toys. If Gov. Moonbeam signs the bill, there will be a $100 fine if California parents let the kids take a Red Ryder BB gun out to the yard.
The California state Senate has once again painted a big ol’ ‘’mock me’’ target on its back by passing a piece of legislation that could bill parents as much as two hundred bucks if their kids show off a BB gun in public.

The bill, by Santa AnaDemocratic assemblyman Jose Solorio, requires parents to keep BB guns secure, and if a kid flashes one around at school or anywhere else in public, the parents had better start writing a check for $100 to pay the fine.

So you’re thinking, a BB gun? Really? Like the Red Ryder model that Ralphie wants as a gift in the nifty film ‘’A Christmas Story’’ [and then promptly almost shoots his eye out, as his mother predicted]? A gun not unlike the air rifles that Jack Finch, brother to Atticus, gave to Atticus’ children, Jem and Scout, in the novel ‘’To Kill a Mockingbird’’?
Yes, that kind of BB gun.

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