The Liberal Gun Club applauds Judge Benitez’s ruling striking down the unconstitutional equivalent of a poll tax placed on Californian’s seeking to exercise their rights under the Second Amendment.

Laws which demand lawful citizens pay a premium to exercise their rights do nothing to stop violence but continuously oppress more disadvantaged citizens of the state.

We are hopeful that these continued rebuffs of these ineffective laws, which amount to nothing more than unconstitutional restrictions primarily affecting the very communities the government should most be trying to help, will finally convince California lawmakers to stop with this expensive political pandering and help them to refocus those funds and efforts on addressing the root causes of violence such as providing funds to support school counselors, mental health services for victims of violence, and other well established, truly liberal programs that promote every single civil right for every single person.