Even in the Bay Area, you’ll get a ton of heat for even mentioning the possibility of regulating firearms. Take Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson, who proposed a pair of measures, but ultimately took them off the San Mateo County Supervisors agenda. She still heard it from the NRA crowd:
More than a dozen gun rights advocates spoke out Tuesday against two gun control ordinances proposed by a San Mateo County supervisor.
Although Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson asked at the beginning of the board meeting that both proposed ordinances be pulled from the agenda, that didn’t speakers from attacking the proposals.
“I’m offended you think so little of my civil liberties to actually place this item on the agenda,” said Minder Singh, a resident of an unincorporated part of the county, one of about two dozen people who showed up for the issue. (SJ Merc)
What were the civil liberties at stake here? Well, one ordinance would would ban gun stores within 1,500 feet of schools, parks, and liquor stores, require security on the premises and an annual license. The other ordinance would require registered owners of the guns to report a lost and stolen firearm within 48 hours of knowing that it was lost or stolen.
Yes, that is how toxic gun control has become. Remember when Reagan got shot and gun control was all in vogue? Clearly, those days are over now. Jim Brady’s name is cursed in right-wing meetings across the country. And people like this gentleman are so enraged that people would even consider moving gun shops away from schools and requiring owners to report missing weapons.
Times sure have changed, even in the Bay Area bubble. I guess the 2nd Amendment is just sacrosanct in ways that other amendments aren’t. But hey, what does equal protection of the law matter when you have a cache of weapons?