California is run by ultra-left liberal Democrats, from the Governor, state legislature to many city governments, especially San Francisco. Governor Jerry Brown is a typical California liberal Democrat who has pushed for carbon taxes, gun control, sanctuary for illegals and gay rights. The legislature is composed of a Democrat led House (27-13) and Senate (55-25). It’s also the home of some of America’s most liberal, wacky and out-of-touch Democrats in Congress – namely Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.
California is the first, and as far as I know, the only state with a cap and trade carbon tax in place, which was heavily pushed by Barack Obama early in his regime. This resulted in some businesses relocating to other states. It’s also a state that has been instrumental in the pushing for LGBT rights. After all, the state celebrates Harvey Milk Day as a holiday. Harvey Milk was a flaming homosexual member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
When it comes to illegal aliens, California is home of more illegals than any other state. Several years ago, Hispanics became the predominate ethnic group in the southern half of the state. The state is only one of four states that have declared themselves to be a sanctuary state, meaning that they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities when it comes to detaining illegal aliens. In fact, the liberal Democrat-controlled legislature passed a law that allows illegals to register to vote, although they are not allowed to vote. That didn’t stop several million illegals from voting in last year’s election.
California’s Democrats continue to push for more state and federal gun control laws. In fact, it is safe to say that, politically speaking, California is a strong anti-Second Amendment state, which is why they have committed the ultimate in political hypocrisy.
Many California Democrats use the argument that stricter gun control is needed to cut down on gun violence and reduce the chances for mass shootings. Reduce the number of guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens and you reduce gun violence, or so the argument goes.
Yet, what the state legislature just did makes absolutely no sense whatsoever if they believe their own anti-gun argument. State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced a bill that would lower the sentences for felons convicted of crimes while using a gun. Yes, you read that right, he wants to lower the sentences for people committing gun violence.
If the introduction of such a bill is mind baffling, then knowing that the California State Senate actually passed the bill. To no surprise, not one Republican voted for the bill, but enough senators did vote for it.
These are the same Democrats that have been pushing for stricter gun control laws that would not only restrict gun ownership for law abiding citizens, but also places more penalties on those who violate the gun control laws.
Does this make any sense to you?
The Daily Caller was so shocked over the Senate passing of the bill, that they titled their post – Proof CA Democrats Prefer Criminals Over Legal Gun Owners. In their post by Deputy Matt, it stated:
“Thursday, in a move that absolutely defies the slightest semblance of logic, the Democrat controlled California State Senate passed a measure that will lower the sentences for felons who used a gun in the commission of their crimes. Yes, you read that right. They are reducing sentences for criminals using guns. These are the very same Democrats that constantly create and pass stricter and stricter gun control laws, and who constantly scream, cry and whine about how guns are bad.”
“Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he introduced the bill after a 17-year-old riding in a car involved in a drive-by shooting was sentenced to 25 years in prison even though he denied shooting the gun.”
“Wait, let me see if I got this right, a participant in a drive-by denied doing it? A criminal denied committing the crime for which they are in prison? Is this moron serious? Prisons are filled with people who ‘didn’t do it’.”
This makes as much sense as a state who is facing a multi-billion annual deficit, giving more benefits to illegal aliens. The action of California Democrats in voting to reduce the sentences for people convicted of using a gun in their crimes while calling for stricter gun control to reduce gun violence is the ultimate in political hypocrisy.