California legislators are working hard to double the tax on firearms and ammunition. When they couldn’t get the support they need (!) for the bill, they amended it to exclude long guns sold to anyone with a hunting license (read the bill here). Expect it to pass, resulting in fewer Californians able to afford the price of a gun, ammo, and the most effective means of armed self-defense.
One Californian who’s very happy he was able to afford a gat and some ammo is in a hospital recovering from a gunshot would. He caught that bullet exchanging gunfire with a home invader as he tried to break into his apartment.
From ktla.com . . .
The victim alerted police to a burglary in progress, then called back to indicate gunshots had been exchanged.
Responding Riverside police officers found the resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to a hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening.
A search of the area resulted in the discovery of a wrecked car nearby with a badly leaking would-be home invader inside. His two accomplices had scampered off into the night. Twenty-year-old Denzeal Young was transported to a hospital where he later assumed ambient temperature.
In the KTLA news report above, an un-named talking head — presumably a Riverside Police detecive — had this to say about citizens defending themselves with firearms against violent attackers . . .
Anybody who has a firearm should make themself an expert in everything about that firearm. We don’t want people just to go out and buy a gun and think that now they can defend themselves.
But the Second Amendment doesn’t have a proficiency clause. Anyone who’s legally able to own a gun has the right to buy one and use it as and when they must to defend themselves and their loved ones. Even if they’re a rank beginner and are only “expert” enough to know what end the bullet comes out and where the trigger is.
If that disappoints the Riverside Police Department, then that’s too damned bad.