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Anti-gun lawmakers lead gun hearing today 5

Jan. 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes Jumping on the anti-gun movement in the country, two of California anti-gun lawmakers will lead a hearing today about guns and violence. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, Chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee,

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Unholstering the truth about guns 28

Jan. 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes Politicians are nothing if not predictable. With every tragedy, lawmakers seize the opportunity to come up with a solution,  a rule, or another law. But often the new rules don’t quite fit the crime.

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CalSTRS moves to increase your taxes 6

Jan. 10, 2013 By John Seiler The California State Teachers Retirement System just moved to increase your taxes. They didn’t do so directly, but that will be the result. Because when CalSTRS investments don’t grow fast enough, by law taxpayers

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Stats don’t back CA gun grab 2

Dec. 29 By Steven Greenhut — California’s Democratic legislators are actively introducing measures designed to limit our ability to defend ourselves with firearms, yet the Sacramento Bee reported today that gun deaths have been going down even as gun ownership

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Newsom begins new anti-gun campaign 35

Dec. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Immediately after the horrific and tragic school shooting in Connecticut Friday, opportunistic politicians all across the country jumped on the anti-gun bandwagon. My CalWatchdog colleague John Seiler, thankfully also jumped on the politicians yesterday.

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Ignorance abounds in gun control stories 10

August 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes Within minutes of the most recent Colorado and Wisconsin massacres, breathless reporters and opportunistic lawmakers began calling for more gun control laws.  In their haste for politically correct stories, and with visions of legacy

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Garden Grove: Store owner uses handgun to chase away armed robbers 0

Aug. 1, 2012 By John Seiler This is why we need guns. And why the government shouldn’t take them from innocent people. Just hours ago, five robbers, two armed, invaded a jewelry store in Garden Grove. Who knows what they

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More guns, less crime 62

July 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes The mainstream news reports about the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting on Thursday night is the worst reporting and irresponsible commentary I’ve ever seen. And once again, guns are the bad guy. As American liberals

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Assembly catfight over guns 29

May 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes Retribution in politics isn’t unusual. Every year we witness members of the Legislature receiving punishment from party leadership, often followed by banishment to a tiny office and committee assignments taken away. That’s the prerogative

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