Local Government, Media, and Gun Control Lobby Collaborate Against Freedom in San Jose

Local Government, Media, and Gun Control Lobby Collaborate Against Freedom in San Jose

By now, many careful observers of Second Amendment issues are aware of the supposedly “groundbreaking” gun control laws the media is celebrating as having been “enacted” in San Jose, CA. As usual, however, the news reports have been both inaccurate and incomplete. The situation in San Jose is complex, and it illustrates how the media, gun control lobby, and anti-gun officials collaborate in lockstep to erode your right to keep and bear arms. It should be easy to know and understand the law in a well-functioning democracy. Then there’s San Jose, in which “legislation” is voted on before it’s actually drafted, and political credit for “doing something” is bestowed by compliant “journalists” before an enforceable law is ever on the books. Meanwhile, no one actually knows what these new “laws” will actually say or do, because the binding legal language is yet to be drafted “for approval” by the city’s supposed legal experts, with the aid of private gun control advocacy organizations. Confused yet? If so, the situation gets only murkier the closer you look. Let’s start with the press, which for weeks has been joyously celebrating the supposed enactment of tough new gun control in San Jose. “San Jose City Leaders Approve Sweeping New Gun Control Measures,” according to a June 16 article by NBC Bay Area , which spoke approvingly of the “new ordinance.” CBS SF BayArea’s headline on June 30 crowed, “San Jose Approves Nation’s 1st Mandatory Gun Liabililty [sic] Insurance, Annual Fees.” The accompanying article […]

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