I am a military veteran (four years in the Air Force) and like all those that I went through training with, learned the ins-and-outs of how to actually use a M-16 rifle.
We were taught the best way to function it, what damage the rifle cartridge can do and how to tell ally or civilian from an enemy combatant. So, if the federal government gave me permission to operate this weapon, then how is it that a couple of politicians in this state, who do not know how to use these instruments, get to jump to such rash actions to limit my rights to own my legal guns?
A lot of honorable veterans I know would rather not move to California, solely for the gun laws and not for the jobs that would totally benefit the veterans and the state. It is because of this, I would propose that veterans from the armed forces (who separated honorably, of course) should be able to be exempt from these new laws, based on our thorough knowledge of these weapons and continue to protect this country.
Alex Gonzalez, Fresno