The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.
You do have to remember that to the politicians they're not pointless; the point is to disarm the peasants so they'll be easier to control, and more dependent on the State.
This very maneuver was used to kill:
... [a] bill that would have eliminated the practice of allowing select public employees to avoid paying red-light-camera tickets and escape any consequence for using toll roads without paying. The current system grants free rides to politicians, court workers, police officers, city council members, social workers, meter maids and their spouses. The bill failed even after a compromise amendment deleted the requirement to pay red-light-camera tickets.
People keep leaving because of crap like this, and increasing taxes; and the legislature just raises them more and bitches about people leaving. If they thought they could get away with it, they'd pass a law requiring you to pay half your net worth to the State before you could move out.