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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Quirk helps Assembly committee turn away concealed carry weapons bill

Assemblymember Bill Quirk
wasn't in the mood Tuesday
to debate concealed guns.
20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Republican gubernatorial candidate and Assemblymember Travis Allen confidently laid out a case Tuesday for reform of the state's concealed carry permitting rules.

"Innocent Californians deserve a right to protect themselves and their loved ones," Allen told the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Just 179 concealed carry permits were issued in the sprawling Los Angeles County due in part to local sheriffs being pressured by liberal leaders and constituents, he added. Most importantly, there were zero instances of concealed carry permit holders committing crimes last year.

Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk, however, wasn't buying.

"I have looked at the data," said a stern-looking Quirk. "Concealed carry people in California may well not be committing violent crimes--outside the state they are--and I think that just says we have the right law now."

Allen quickly attempted a response, but Quirk, who prefaced his statement by labeling it a comment, not question, cocked his head sideways and briefly glared before Allen relented.

Quirk's comment in strong opposition to firearms is nothing new. In fact, he has spoken aggressively against guns and excessive amounts of ammunition in the past.

In 2013, for example, when a number of East Bay legislators met at a press conference in downtown Oakland to support a proposed package of gun control bills, it was Quirk who issued some of most forceful remarks. From May 2013:
“We know the best to get killed by a gun is to have a gun in your house for self-protection,” he said.

Quirk also applauded [then-Assemblymember Nancy] Skinner and Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s pending legislation to tax bullet sales. “You can’t shoot people if you don’t have ammunition,” Quirk said. 
The best way to promote safety, Quirk said, is to prohibit guns, except for sport. But, the East Bay is mostly an urban landscape, he says. “In the area we come from guns are for killing people.” 
Quirk's comments Tuesday likely gain inspiration from earlier testimony in opposition of the bill by Amanda Wilcox, a representative for the California chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

This week is the anniversary of Wilcox's daughter's death via gun violence, she told the committee. "This bill, Assembly Bill 1394, has been tried many times in California, said Wilcox. "This bill has failed and I hope it will this year."

Indeed, it did after failing to gain support in committee.

1 comment:

  1. By MW:

    In regard to "liberals" and "gun control."

    Among prominent people, there are few if any stronger and more vehement on the supposed need for gun control than Dianne Feinstein. In fact, she has repeatedly stated that she thinks the only people in the entire world who should be allowed to have guns are police officers, and with absolutely no exceptions whatsoever for private citizens.

    AND YET FEINSTEIN, AND IN "PROVING" THE "SINCERITY" AND "INTEGRITY" OF THE TYPICAL "LIBERAL," CARRIES A GUN IN HER OWN PURSE. AND ANYTIME ANYONE POINTS OUT HER HYPOCRISY AND/OR DISCUSSES HER GENERAL NONSENSE, BIG WINDBAG FEINSTEIN "PROVES" THAT SHE IS RIGHT, INTELLIGENT, ETHICAL, AND CONSISTENT BY RANTING AND RAVING AND YELLING AND SCREAMING JUST LIKE A TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL MANIAC. AND HER SUPPORTERS AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA "KNOW" THAT THE LOUD MANIACAL TIRADE SHE ENGAGED IN WAS "PROOF" THAT SHE "WON" THE DEBATE WITH HER CONSERVATIVE OPPONENT.

    There used to be an extremely prominent "liberal" by the name of Carl Rowan. Just like a lot of "liberals," he was an extreme fanatic on both: one, the need for the very most stringent gun control; and two, the absolute need to keep guns out of the hands of all private citizens.

    However one day while sitting in his own house, if I remember correctly he was sitting in his living room at the time, he heard some noise in his backyard, so he got a gun and then confronted a trespasser who was wondering around in his yard.

    It was extremely amusing listening to the nonsense, doubletalk, and rationalizations he gave as to why he himself had gun in his own house.

    In other words, most liberals are just big windbags who want all sorts of rules for other people, but rules that they themselves do not think they should have to adhere to.

    And among "liberals," some of the very most extreme phonies, windbags, and hypocrites of all are the Democrats in the California state legislature.

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