Posts Tagged ‘Second Amendment’

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 joins national gun standoff

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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It's a gun standoff like in a Quentin Tarantino movie -- barrels pointed but nothing resolved for now. That's why gun law in California and the rest of America won't be standardized anytime soon. This month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the issue. On appeal was a New Jersey case...

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...

O.C. Sheriff Hutchens allows more conceal-carry permits

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens commendably is expanding the ranks of those able to get conceal-carry permits. This follows a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms" includes the word bear. When Hutche...

Another court embarrassment for state AG Kamala Harris

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Fresh off her odd handling of the bullet train's legal issues, Attorney General Kamala Harris is at it again. Per the coverage of the San Francisco Chronicle, incompetence followed by posturing is what this looks like: "Attorney General Kamala Harris moved Thursday to preserve California's restrict...

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...

Firearm association accuses Fish and Game commissioner of conflict of interest

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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One of the most controversial bills passed this year by the California Legislature was Assembly Bill 711, by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-South Gate. Beginning in 2019, it bans lead bullets for hunting, which proponents claim is to save the California Condor population. Gov. Jerry Brown signed t...

Condors thriving before new CA lead ammo ban

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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The California Condor is flying back. This majestic giant, with a wingspan stretching nearly 10 feet, had been nearing extinction as recently as two decades ago. But the recent report from the U.S. Department of the Interior found that the Condor Recovery Program "continues to increase the number...

Gov. Brown signs 11 gun control bills, vetoes 7

Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Despite California's strictest gun control laws in the country, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 new gun control bills into law Friday, and vetoed seven. The gun control measures signed Friday include strict limits on magazine capacities, add more paperwork for law-abiding gun owners who wish to b...