It is great to see these Police Chiefs standing up for The Second Amendment.
The California Police Chiefs Assn. has decided to oppose Proposition 63, arguing the gun control measure that will be on California’s ballot “fails to meet the appropriate balance between public safety and individual gun rights.”
Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, who is president of the association, wrote that his group supported legislation enacted this year that requires background checks for those buying ammunition. But Corney said Proposition 63 reverses some exemptions that allow law enforcement to continue purchasing ammunition freely for on-duty purposes. He also objected on the grounds that the initiative, which was spearheaded by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, creates “a duplicative database” that will be an expensive and less effective way to monitor ammunition purchases.
“Essentially, Proposition 63 complicates current law with one that is costlier and seriously flawed,” Corney wrote.
The chiefs group also…
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