Civil rights group says some California gun bills and a ballot initiative requiring ammunition tracking and registration are designed to encourage racial profiling, putting minority gun owners at greater risk
Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Kevin de León, and Assembly member Kevin McCarty are all sponsoring measures that require some form of ammunition tracking and registration.
And, says civil rights group Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), they are all hoping that the public ignores one little-known side effect of their efforts––the promotion of state-sponsored racial profiling.
“Politicians like Senator de León know that these programs encourage racial profiling and they just don’t care,” said Craig DeLuz, FPC’s California lobbyist and spokesperson. “In fact, not only are they aware that their policies result in negative profiling, it’s a core part of their gun control agenda.”
FPC recently published a video explaining the anti-gun strategy and philosophy behind the ammunition tracking and registration measures. The video, available online at https://youtu.be/qAL5Egbi_pI, features public comments made by Anthony Martinez during a 2008 Sacramento City Council meeting where, during a public comment period, the young Latino man shared his experience …Read the Rest