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Gun sales continue statewide climb

California’s experience with gun control and gun sales has created an ironic situation with significant implications for policy: Tighter regulations have increased along with firearms purchases. The phenomenon cuts both for and against the prevailing party platforms on the political Left

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CA breaks gun sales records

Californians have drawn national attention by buying more guns in the wake of the terror attacks in San Bernardino. “Californians have already bought a record number of firearms in 2015, including major spikes in sales on Black Friday and the

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Newsom unveils gun initiative

Thrusting himself to the forefront of America’s campaign-season controversy around access to firearms, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom seized the opportunity to define the 2018 gubernatorial race early, proposing a ballot initiative that would usher in sweeping new gun laws. Although Newsom’s

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SCOTUS sides with SF against NRA

Continuing its reticence to reach beyond a landmark decision seven years ago, the Supreme Court handed a victory to tight regulations on gun use in San Francisco. Twin ordinances “The court on Monday let stand court rulings in favor of a

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9th Circuit upholds right to bear arms

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the most liberal in the federal system. Yet here’s what it just did, as the Chronicle reported: “California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court

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Legislature targets BB guns 20

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

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Despite Colorado recall, CA Legislature passes gun control bills

SACRAMENTO — The surprising recall election of two Colorado Democratic lawmakers Tuesday for backing gun control laws was a warning shot for lawmakers across America eager for more gun control laws. Not for the Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature. More than two

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George Skelton wants your bullets 3

June 17, 2013 By John Seiler The L.A. Times’ anti-gun obsessive George Skelton now wants your bullets. He writes: “From what I’ve been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He

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Panetta panel pushed gun control 1

May 28, 2013 By John Seiler Former SecDef Leon Panetta, also a former congressman from Monterey, on Monday convened a panel on gun control. Although some gun defenders were there, this mainly was a pro-gun control powwow. It’s significant that

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‘Unsafe handguns’ now the target of Dems 14

April 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes The many gun control bills being pushed through the Capitol are concerning. But many of them are also rather embarrassing. It has become evident that most of the legislators fixated on gun control have

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