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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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SB 323 would yank Boy Scouts’ tax exemption

A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of their tax exemption if the organization refused to lift its ban on homosexual scoutmasters is the first of its kind in the country. The “Youth Equality Bill” is SB323 by Sen. Ricardo Lara,

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Gun controllers fire volley of bills through Legislature

A new Harvard University study found that gun bans don’t lower the murder rate. That hasn’t prevented the California Legislature from firing a fusillade of new gun-control laws. AB 711, by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, would make California the first state in the

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Judiciary Committee kills civil liberties bills

  SACRAMENTO — Two Republican members of the California Assembly recently authored resolutions encouraging Congress to halt the eavesdropping on the America people by the National Security Agency. Both resolutions were smacked down Tuesday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee, whose

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Gov. Brown signs gender bathroom bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, which would require a student to be permitted to use the male or female bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools, based on the student’s gender self-identification. With the

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Obamacare enforcers reject Obamacare

Riddle me this, Batman: the Obamacare health plan is so bad, even its IRS enforcers don’t want to give up their existing federal health plans for the new Obamacare plan. The National Treasury Employees Union wants its members to be

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CA and feds take aim at hunting ammo

California is attempting to be the first state in the nation to kill wild game hunting. By prohibiting the use of all lead ammunition for hunting in California, coupled with the federal government’s attempt to ban non-lead ammo, hunters could

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Southern CA ‘Bonfire of the vanities’ 4

July 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Whenever environmental or social justice activists want something banned, they create a health or safety reason supporting their policy. This is the case with the attempt by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to

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CA senator seeks to coerce Boy Scouts, other nonprofits 18

July 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes Government should not be in the business of dictating the policies and religious convictions of private groups and charities. But that is exactly what one California lawmaker is attempting. Senate Bill 323 by Sen.

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Don’t take your guns to San Fran town 18

July 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes Touting “community values” and the need to reduce crime, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, wants the Crossroads of the West gun show tossed out of the Cow Palace in South San Francisco. But a

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