This is so fucking retarded, California just banned .50 caliber rifles because a terrorist “might” use one.
The reasoning is based on the fact that in Waco, Texas, the Branch Davidians had been found in possession of a .50 caliber rifle (incidentally, they were shot at first by the BATF, then by machine guns mounted in helicopters). Now, I see this as just another chip at the Constitution by a creeping police state, but some will want to say that this is meant to protect us from terrorism.
Well, now a terrorist would only have to drive to a neighboring state, buy the gun and drive back in order to shoot at tanks if they so pleased since California is the only state to ban them. Color me non-plussed by the fact that the only people this idiotic law affects is law-abiding citizens, which must have terrorists in fits of giggles at California’s stupidity.