Posts Tagged ‘rights’

Despite Colorado recall, CA Legislature passes gun control bills

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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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 dozen gun co...

SB 323 would yank Boy Scouts’ tax exemption

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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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, D-Los Angeles. But the Boy Scouts aren’t the only group targeted. Any y...

Gun controllers fire volley of bills through Legislature

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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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 nation to prohibit t...

Judiciary Committee kills civil liberties bills

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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  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 hearings...

Gov. Brown signs gender bathroom bill

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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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 serious issues facing California today...

Obamacare enforcers reject Obamacare

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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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 exempted from Obamacare. The union, which represents 150,0...

CA and feds take aim at hunting ammo

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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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 be left out in the woods with an empty weapon. Acco...

Southern CA ‘Bonfire of the vanities’

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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 ban fire rings and bonfires on Southern ...

CA senator seeks to coerce Boy Scouts, other nonprofits

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, would strip organizatio...

Don’t take your guns to San Fran town

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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 closer look at the issues suggests that Leno's "values" might not reflect th...