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Bauer-Kahan addresses terror symbols, illegal dumping, guns in new bill package

Original post made on Mar 3, 2022

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has introduced her 2022 bill package that focuses on district and statewide priorities, including firearm advertisements, penalizing the use of hate symbols and illegal dumping, among other issues.

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 3, 2022 at 5:18 am

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"The assemblymember has partnered with Gov. Gavin Newsom to advance the state's gun control measures with AB 2571, which seeks to restrict advertising of firearms to children and youth. According to Bauer-Kahan's office, the last time any attempts were made to regulate firearm marketing was in 2014 through the unsuccessful passage of the federal Children's Firearm Marketing Safety Act. Since then, gun violence by and affecting children has skyrocketed. In 2021 alone there were approximately 259 unintentional shootings by children, resulting in 104 deaths and 168 injuries."

Per federal law, you can only purchase firearms legally if you are at least 18 years old (and 21 for handguns). I would hardly call someone at this age a "child". 259 unintentional shootings by children in a nation of 330 million with just as many firearms is practically a non-existent problem. But what do you expect from a politician who represents a special interest organization (Moms Demand Action) peddling the myth that violence is now the result of some slick marketing campaigns from gun manufacturers (already operating in a state with some of the strictest regulations in the nation)?

As usual, here is what is not being addressed: the "skyrocketing" number of people being shot on the streets of our cities daily by adults who ignore gun laws - and any new ones passed.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 3, 2022 at 7:07 pm

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wow - whole lot of posturing mixed with a few good

Bill 2282, which intends to equalize penalties for using three symbols of terror: the swastika, the noose and the desecrated cross.
- first question: is this a problem (I agree it’s wrong), how impactful is this on our state though? How many cross burnings were there in ca last yr, how many are thought to be reduced? If there’s data here, great, if not - performative waste of time. Oh, but to my Indian neighbors, best stop using the swastika as I’m guessing the biggest use in Ca is by the Indian community for blessings.

AB 2374 - hate illegal dumping, like the bill. Will you enforce it? Are homeless pop up camps going to be classified?
Approve.

AB 2571 - again, please quantify the problem and anticipated solution this bill is expected to deliver. Seems like this is just another “I did something” in this category check the box bill vs anything of substance.

AB 2146 Honestly don’t understand this enough in application but conceptually agree with protecting our bee population

AB 2070 - like it if notification is the requirement vs approval. Don’t need more bureaucratic barriers to vegetation work

AB 2436 - get the &&!?! Out of here. Fail. Education and infrastructure are failing, homelessness, drought…….but you have time to remove gendered language from a death certificate.

Elections have consequences….


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 6, 2022 at 11:09 am

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"AB 2571 - again, please quantify the problem and anticipated solution this bill is expected to deliver. Seems like this is just another “I did something” in this category check the box bill vs anything of substance."


Not seems. It is the "I did something" explanation and anyone using the term "gun violence" has already given us a hint regarding their (lack of) quantification skills. Violence is a complex problem in our society, and it is not the gun that is causing/committing it. Millions of citizens own guns and do nothing wrong with them.

I suspect this is being promoted because of the Sandy Hook shootings, the insurance company settlement (not jury verdict), and the resulting (irrational) "conclusion" from the left and Bauer-Kahan that the gun manufacturer was "responsible" for it. A mentally disturbed man killed his mother, stole her guns, and then killed others afterward before taking his own life. How marketing fits in to this makes no sense and the insurance companies representing Remington should not have settled the case. Adam Lanza didn't own nor purchase the guns used and the mentally ill are already restricted at both the federal/state level from owning firearms.

Yet another example of advocates who want "common sense" regulations on firearms illustrating that they don't have any.


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