Democrats deny equal protection under the law

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced Democrats killed her bill, Assembly Bill 757, in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. This legislation would have made California a “shall issue” state by making self-defense a just qualifier to receiving a concealed carry weapon permit.

“Today the Democrat majority spat in the face of the Constitution by killing this measure,” Melendez said last week. “The Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law, yet the current system we have for issuing CCWs in California is anything but equal. Rest assured; this fight for equality isn’t over.”

AB 757 clarifies self-defense as an acceptable justification for “good cause” for the purposes of obtaining a concealed carry permit.

 “I want to thank the thousands of people who sent emails and made phone calls urging the passage of Assembly Bill 757,” Melendez said. “Though the Democrat majority killed this effort today, they are unable to kill the movement we have started. We must build off of our grassroots successes and continue the fight to ensure the rights of law abiding citizens’ are upheld.”

Melendez represents the 67th Assembly district, which includes the communities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar and a portion of Hemet. It also includes the Riverside County unincorporated areas of Lake Mathews, Good Hope, Nuevo and Winchester. Follow her on Twitter @asmMelendez.

5 Responses to "Democrats deny equal protection under the law"

  1. Rich..   April 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

    censorship on this site

    • Kim Harris   April 18, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Thanks for your comment Rich, but I have to disagree. We are on deadlines Monday and Tuesday and I personally approve all the comments so it takes me longer those days. I always ask our readers to be patient with me on deadline days. The only thing we censor is inappropriate language as it is not allowed. Keep reading, and more importantly, keep commenting! Best, KH

  2. Rich Seibert   April 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    The TRUTH about the “supremacy clause” – our Constitution does not delegate to the government authority to restrict our arms, ammunition, regulate firearms dealers, do background checks, etc. The national government may not lawfully circumvent this restriction by means of a treaty wherein the signatory governments agree to disarm their Citizens or Subjects.

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  3. Barry Hirsh   April 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    California’s neo-communist dismissal of the U.S. Constitution is about to change, and not only on the 2A issues. But in the near term, given the split between circuits on the scope of the right to bear arms as well as the types of arms we have a right to bear, it is likely that the SCOTUS will hear one or more of these cases soon.

    When that happens, the one-party communist state that calls itself California will hear the bell tolling.

  4. David Bond   April 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    The key word in this article is: “Democrat”.


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