Human Rights versus California Politicians -
which right of self-defense do we have?

By Greg Hopkins and Rob Morse. December 29th, 2016
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Is there a human right to self-defense? The answer might change once Republicans control the federal government. Legislative and judicial decision will rest on who makes the rules rather than who makes the best arguments. The argument will not be if there is a right of self-defense, but rather which particular right of self-defense is recognized. Here is what is at stake.

As a concrete and current example, California can regulate the cars that California citizens can drive. So far, you can visit California with a ”non-California compliant“ car. California applies a different standard to visiting gun owners. California does not recognize any other states‘ concealed carry permits. California also requires customized guns and ammunition, just as they require customized automobiles. California refuses to recognize your right to self defense.

In California, even local governments have the right to infringe on your right to self-defense. You don‘t have much of a right left if the state, county, and city can establish their own regulations. It shouldn‘t surprise you that California state politicians and the police are exempt from these same firearms regulations.

California gun laws are stranger still. It seems that some ”local control“ is approved, but some local control isn‘t. Regulation only goes one way. One government body can say ”some guns are outlawed“, but a second government body can not say ”everyone must be armed“ because guns save lives. .......

Politics has always sought to re-define the meaning of self defense - working on the basis that your innate right should be qualified by restrictions, according to whims based on an assessment of the importance of your life, or lack of it. All proponents of 'gun control' should decide what they would choose if faced with armed attack - the ability to fight back or, acceptance of possible death. One would think that should be a no-brainer but then many have their own armed personel for protection!

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