CA OKs Gun Purchases: It’s for the KIDS!
Shortly after barring teachers from concealed carry, California comes up with another brilliant plan.
In the typical smash and grab Leftism, Liberals use the tragedy of school shootings to fund more educational ignorance. So Jerry Brown and other CA lunatics preach how bad guns are, until they figure out how to profit from them. Now, they propose taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay to “protect” children in schools. What a ruse.
Six months ago, Governor Brown announced teachers were barred from firing back, even if they were directly shot at. The legislation was sponsored by Democrat Kevin McCarty.
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McCarty defended his push to disarm teachers 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.”
At the time, Kern High School District, Kingsburg Joint Union High School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Anderson Union High School District, and Palo Cedro’s North Cow Creek School District had chosen to allow certain teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry. McCarty did not cite a single incident in which one of those teachers acted inappropriately with their firearm nor could he point to a time when a student gained access to the teacher’s firearm.
Adding Insult to Injury
In addition to banning teachers from defending themselves and their students, these gun owners are expected to fund school security. Obviously this plays out as a punishment for those who take their gun ownership seriously and act responsibly. But liberals have no problem targeting the wrong people.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
Gun rights groups are already lining up against the measure.
Craig DeLuz of the Firearms Policy Coalition said he supports efforts to improve school safety, but it is unfair to target gun owners to pay for a service that will benefit all students.
“Who should be bearing that burden? It should be all taxpayers, not one specific group of law-abiding taxpayers that are just trying to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” DeLuz said.
He added that he’s been expecting a firearms and ammunition tax at the Capitol since Democrats regained their supermajority in 2016: “I was honestly surprised that it took them this long to come up with this idea.”
Of course McCarty hasn’t put a specific number on this proposed tax. Therefore, we have no idea just how much funding leftists expect to squeeze out of gun owners.
This tax would provide grants for school districts who want to hire police for additional security. Furthermore, middle schools would be able to hire counselors to focus on identifying students who could potentially pose a threat. However, it’s debatable whether the money would even be properly allocated. And the designation of middle schools is another lunacy on it’s own. Why wouldn’t high schools or elementary schools need additional counselors as well? In fact, it seems high schools are targeted by student shooters more often than lower grade level campuses.
In all actuality, statistic show schools are the number one target for random shooters. Parents and community members expect teachers to keep students safe, yet California would rather pass more meaningless legislation.
Ironically leftists couldn’t imagine a good reason to purchase a gun or ammunition until they came up a way to profit from it. Honestly, to believe Liberal politicians care about children is to believe in the Easter bunny. The Democrats see this “crisis” as a way to get more funding for schools–strike that–TEACHERS and to continue the larceny known as public education…