LA City Council Requires Tougher Storage Laws

So the Lost Angeles (spelling intentional) City Council has decided to mandate tougher storage laws to ensure that no children accidentally shoot themselves in their fair city.

“I am tired and I know you all are too of reading of grieving parents who have lost their children through unintentional and totally preventable shootings,” said Laurie Saffian with Women Against Gun Violence.

Yes, do it for the children! Because we haven’t heard that well-worn trope before!

A violation will be a misdemeanor. Officials say there won’t be patrols checking homes to make sure the law is being obeyed, and they admit it will be difficult to know until after an incident occurs.

“Sadly, it will also come into play after tragedies occur or after near tragedies occur,” Krekorian said.

So the idiots can’t enforce it without massive violations of the Fourth Amendment, and they’ve essentially passed a new law that has no hope of reducing accidents – all to remedy a problem that pretty small, according to that bastion of conservative reporting, the Washington Post.

We know how many gun deaths were declared accidental (591 in 2011, the CDC says). And we know that 102 people killed in these accidental gun deaths in 2011 were younger than 18, according to Vernick, with half of these children younger than age 13.

In 2013, the last year for which statistics are available, 59 children under the age of 13 died due to accidental gunfire. Compare this to the 577 in that same age bracket who drowned, and 51 and 55 who died of poisoning and falls respectively. Why is it that gun grabbers aren’t lobbying for swimming pool control?

This new law can’t be enforced, and it will more likely than not be completely useless at deterring accidental deaths.

But you know what it will do?

It will ensure that any armed thug who breaks into your home will have complete access to your body, your loved ones, and your property with impunity.

Unless, of course, you think your encounter with an armed intruder will go something like this:

DOOR FLIES OPEN, ARMED INTRUDER ENTERS

You: Oh, my goodness! You have a gun! How did you possibly get one with all the strict gun laws we have in Lost Angeles?

Intruder: Shut up and lie down.

You: Oh, NOES! What are you planning to do to me?

Intruder: Well, first I’m going to tie you up and rape you. And then I thought I’d walk around and help myself to your stuff. That OK with you?

You: No! As a matter of fact, I bought a gun to protect myself against just such an eventuality!

Intruder: Well, where is this mythical gun?

You: It’s locked up right now. City Council says I must.

Would you mind waiting right there while I run and fetch it?

Intruder: Oh, sure! I’ll wait here. After all, I’d like to afford you a level playing field before I rape and rob you! Go for it. I’ve got all the time in the world!

There's no facepalm strong enough for this lunacy!
There’s no facepalm strong enough for this lunacy!

In what lunatic world do these imbeciles live?

What good is a tool of self defense if you cannot immediately use it in times of need?

And what good is a right, if you are forced to submit to idiot regulations that have no hope of preventing violence and serve to put you at a disadvantage in the face of an armed enemy?

Good luck, LA. You’ll need it.

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5 thoughts on “LA City Council Requires Tougher Storage Laws”

  1. Right on Nikki.
    Like Forrest Gumps mom said. “Stupid is as stupid does”. Those petty petite tyrants are just plain Stupid.

  2. “And what good is a right, if you are forced to submit to idiot regulations that have no hope of preventing violence and serve to put you at a disadvantage in the face of an armed enemy?”

    Exactly my question. 🙂

    Look at it this way – it will be Darwin at work. The few idiots who actually obey this law (assuming there are any) will be removed from the gene pool. And don’t forget all the extra training in ignoring laws that the general population is going to get; always a good thing.

  3. Isn’t it shameful, that in order to use common sense, we must first break the law?

    The whole “Darwin At Work” meme is probably valid, but it is not the way which law-abiding citizens choose to live our lives.

    I understand that LA is in CA and that’s Ka Ka … but I use to live there, and some of my children do. They are tied there by home and family and work and preference for the climate. They don’t put firearms ownership at the head of their priority list, because they’ve never been mugged. Nobody has pointed a gun at them, let alone shot at them.

    I’m happy if they are happy, but I believe their state is doing them a disservice by disallowing them to make their own decisions about home protection.

    You know .. the kind of thing the responsible adults do, when they don’t live in a paternalistic society?

    1. “Isn’t it shameful, that in order to use common sense, we must first break the law?”

      It doesn’t strike me as shameful. Here’s what I think of the law:
      http://strike-the-root.com/law

      “I believe their state is doing them a disservice by disallowing them to make their own decisions about home protection.”

      But, it is only disallowing them, if they agree to be disallowed. They have to *choose* to respect this petty mandate more than they respect defending their own lives. Somehow this makes no sense to me. Why would anyone do this?

  4. Ignorance of the people who make these laws is no excuse. Or something like that.
    My son moved back here to MI from CA in june. The first thing he did was bought an AK 47. He now has 3 or 4 pistols, 2 or 3 rifles, a shotgun and a muzzle loader. His CA bride, who never had lived outside of the state, came out shooting with me and him and I was able to teach her some fundamentals. She liked it enough that she took a hunter safety course here in MI, just for the better safe gun handling training, as she probably won’t hunt. I sold her a cheap little Phoenix 22a pistol for plinking as it was her favorite when we went target shooting.
    I am convinced that many gun haters just have never had a positive experience with guns. I am afraid that much of the blame falls not just on the left, but also on ourselves, especially on some of us macho men types. We have seen the so called funny you tube videos of idiot guys letting their girls shoot guns for the first time, letting them get knocked around. What great ambassadors for the 2nd amendment they are. Morons.

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