CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 6

by CalWatchdog Staff | July 6, 2016 9:33 am

Democrats in the Legislature 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 passed 11 bills in all, six of which were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown and the rest vetoed. But one is fraught with peril as it circumvents the Elections Code by amending a November ballot initiative regulating ammo sales. 

The difference between how the bill, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and the ballot measure, sponsored by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, regulate ammo sales is not substantial. But Democrats have had a hard time providing legal justification for going around Section 9034 (c)[1] in the Elections Code, which says the Legislature does not have the authority to “alter the initiative measure… .”

CalWatchdog[2] has more.

In other news:

– Gone ’til August.
Gov. Brown:
– On vacation.
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