California has every gun law the Democrats are pushing on the federal level but none of it prevented 19-year-old John Earnest from allegedly opening fire in Congregation Chabad in Poway.
California has universal background checks, firearm registration requirements, and firearm confiscation orders, via Red Flag Laws. The state requires would-be gun owners to first obtain gun safety certification from the state and then requires a 10-day waiting period for all gun purchases. They also have a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit and a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases, whether long guns or handguns. Campus carry is banned, K-12 teachers are barred from being armed in school for self-defense, and concealed carry permit issuance is constrained by a “good cause” requirement.
Moreover, California has an “assault weapons” ban. Yet CNN reports that the Chabad in Poway attacker used an “AR-type assault weapon.”
On December 9, 2018, Breitbart News reported that California firearm homicides were up 18 percent 2014-2016, despite the passage of gun control after gun control law.
April 28, 2019
Stringent California Gun Controls Failed to Stop Synagogue Attack
[Gun control is not about making the general population safer. The accomplishment of gun control is exactly the opposite. It puts the general population at greater risk of criminal violence. I believe all politicians with an above average IQ, at some level, know this. They either view the increased criminal violence as an acceptable price to pay or, in many cases, the desired result.
This increased risk may or may not show up in the general crime statistics as it did for California. Where it really shows up is in those catastrophic events which happen once every few decades in a disarmed population under control of a criminal government. People forget or never really learn the lessons of history. Remember the lessons from the 20th Century originally taught by schoolmasters Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and many others.—Joe]