Posts Tagged ‘gun control’

CA gun dealers challenge handgun ad ban

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Second Amendment advocates say California is infringing on their First Amendment rights. On Monday, four California gun dealers filed a federal lawsuit challenging a nearly century-old law that bans the display of handguns in store advertisements. Under state law, it's perfectly legal for a g...

Gov. Brown signs gun-control bills

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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California's reputation as a state with a shockingly large number of regulations has been embellished by the 930 new bills it passed this year. Gov. Jerry Brown must suffer carpal tunnel syndrome from signing so many of the bills the past week, while vetoing a few. Two signed: AB1014 allows fami...

Wins and losses in latest CA gun control battles

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Gun control laws in the state of California have entered into a period of flux. Despite a reputation for exceptionally strict gun measures, the regulatory landscape has become a mixed bag. Advocates of tighter restrictions and advocates of looser ones have won some key battles and lost others --...

CA Democrats’ ritual: Passing doomed gun laws to media cheers

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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House Republicans face fire from many quarters for the dozens of times they have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the critics sometimes aren't just the usual partisan soldiers. Plenty of editorial boards are incensed by this tactic. They say it is a symbol of Washington's allegedly hor...

CA bill aims at home guns

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Proposed gun control legislation often appeals to a sense of public fear. Playing on worries about lone nuts and random killings, gun control groups like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Everytown organization seek to tighten gun restrictions with an appeal to safety in the public squ...

Mexico loosens gun control

Monday, May 12th, 2014

One reason Mexico is so violent is that it has really strict gun control. Common people cannot defend themselves from well-armed criminals. The criminals don't follow the country's gun laws because they're already outlaws. The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana wrote: "Don’t bring firearms or ammunitio...

Not a single Leland Yee gun-control bill was signed into law

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Was alleged gun-runner and gun-control advocate Leland Yee all talk? Before you answer, here's a surprising fact: The San Francisco Democrat, who has been called one of California's leading gun-control advocates, has never successfully authored a gun-control bill. Not a single gun bill authored ...

Legislature targets BB guns

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 gun control bills into law and vetoed seven. More gun bills are on the firing line this year -- even banning some BB guns. On Jan. 28, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 199, by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles. The vote was 23...

2nd Amendment groups fight CA gun-control laws in court

Monday, January 20th, 2014

As fast as California lawmakers can write new gun-control laws, Second Amendment groups are challenging them in court. buy definition essay Earlier this month, a state senator, who has expressed support for racial profiling of ammunition sales, introduced legislation to require background check...

New gun laws firing in 2014

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The New Year brings a fusillade of new gun laws Californians must follow. Capital Public Radio reports: Some California gun owners say they're confused about the new gun laws that will take effect in 2014.  The law causing the most confusion doesn't take effect in 2014.  It will ban lead ammunit...