Steven Greenhut on Gun Control in California


It took only days before California's lefty legislators reacted to the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy with a fusillade of bills designed to take California closer to Democratic leaders' unstated but obvious goal: making it essentially illegal for citizens to own firearms in California.

Yet as Steven Greenhut observes, California already has the toughest gun regulations in America, including waiting periods, background checks, limits on the number of gun purchases, bans on high-capacity magazines, and the list goes on. But if you think Californians are safe from gun violence because of all those rules, check out the murder rates in Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Bernardino.