I have wonder how they get away with these insane laws , after all we have the Nations Constitution that should stop them Plus the individual states Constitutions . Or do we ? I have been looking up the Constitutions of many states and finally got around to looking at California's and it is only the second state that I can not find the Right to Arms for the individual citizen , joined only by the state of New York which we know also has moronic laws . Cali has one of the most long winded , useless babbling going on and on about the right of speech I have ever seen yet I didn't find the Right to arms . Admittedly I only skimmed it but then again all I did was skim the others and it was a right easily found . Here are example of what other States have to say in no particular order Deleware § 20. Right to keep and bear arms. Section 20. A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use. State of Illinois , SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Ohio § 1.04 Bearing arms; standing armies; military powers (1851) [ View Article Table of Contents ] The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power Missouri Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons. MASSACHUSETTS Article XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it. Maine Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned. Pennsylvania Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned Vermont Article 16. [Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil] That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State--and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power. Rhode Island Section 22. Right to bear arms. -- The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed And on and on it goes with the exception of New Jersy which also has some moronic laws "I just looked at their constitution for the first time" . If you want to look all of this up for yourself be prepared for dead links and all kinds of PITA's , seems like they really don't want a citizen to know their Rights , imagine that . Hope this has been informative and interesting to few folks .