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Gun sales spike before California law hits

  Unwilling to be locked out of the gun cabinet by Sacramento Democrats, California residents have pushed gun purchases up to record numbers, leaving latecomers to the trend in the lurch. But as the state Legislature added fresh restrictions, developments

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Raft of new state laws are going – or have gone – into effect

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed 898 bills into law last year. Most start on Jan. 1, but others going into effect in coming years. The majority of new laws deal with minutiae that’s unlikely to affect most residents, but a number

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 14

Sales tax on tampons is here for another year Nearly 2/3 of Californians support November’s gun-control measure $2 billion bond for housing for homeless gets green light Ex-wife of Issa challenger defends man she once accused of stalking her Yes

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CA gun control repeal effort builds

  Gun rights groups have turned up the heat on Sacramento’s newest firearms restrictions, mounting an effort to repeal seven fresh laws through the ballot this election year.  “The group ‘Veto Gunmageddon’ needs to collect 360,000 signatures for each measure

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Is Democratic CA senate leader’s ammo-sales bill legal?

Legislative Democrats pushed through a gun-control measure last week that is almost certain to be challenged in court — where it’ll have a tough time surviving — all for the sake of what some claim is a political grudge. The Legislature

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 27

How far can a third party candidate go? Cops lost almost 1,000 guns Democratic leaders say spend Rainy Day Funds on cloudy days too Tom Steyer spending boosts gubernatorial bid Newsom, de León fight over gun control legacy  Good morning! 

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Debate over gun-control laws grips CA

  A wave of violence, legislation and litigation fueled the latest acrimonious phase of the debate about guns in California. While the issue had risen near the top of the political agenda following shootings that intensified the immigration debate, an apparently close call with

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 15

  Transparency duel Budget by midnight Welfare rule to be repealed Gun control advances Crisis looming for energy grid expansion? Lawmakers will consider two transparency bills today in an effort to head off a ballot measure that would go to greater

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 14

Lawmakers look to increase gun restrictions, but will that work? Car tax increase Climate agenda going up in smoke? Lawmakers to redefine rape Gut and amend on ballot measures? Good morning and happy Tuesday! In the wake of the tragic

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CA Democrats challenge Lt. Governor Newsom on gun control

  Seeking to bolster his early-bird campaign for governor, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom forged ahead with a controversial ballot initiative designed to put severe strictures on guns in California. But in addition to raising the ire of Republicans statewide, Newsom

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