President’s Message to the CARMA Membership

December, 2018



Eric Swalwell, Democrat State Representative for California’s 15th Congressional District, has brought us a proposal to eliminate semi-auto rifles in the US. He would simply have them confiscated. When it was pointed out, this could cause an armed rebellion his simple-minded reply was “It would be a short war, the government has the nukes, too many of them, but they are legit.”

Boy, we’ve heard somewhat sane ideas about increasing gun safety, but this is clearly not one of them
First of all, he devotes his commentary to semi-automatic rifles, (sometimes erroneously referred to as AR-15s.) Statistics clearly show the predominant weapons used in personal homicides and mass shootings—just like in the recent CA homicides- is handguns. They are much simpler to conceal and use.

Maybe his strategy is just to get the camel’s nose under the tent, then point out, “Oh, we didn’t restrict all the firearms that cause major homicides, we now need to ban handguns.”

Maybe we don’t worry about CAL—high taxes—a base sales tax of 7.25% (highest in the nation and a top marginal income tax rate of 13.3% (highest in the nation) will likely move even more CA residents to the Midwest and South.

Next luncheon will be on January 17, 2019.  Speaker will be announced soon.

In this time of the birth of our Lord, let us give him thanks for his provisions and for providing many of us with clear logic and sanity. The others were sent here just to test us.

Charles K. Misak
President, CARMA

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