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  • CA Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare,Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens

    02/18/2017 10:17:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk about universal health care.’”
  • DONNELLY: Jerry Brown’s California Legacy is a Dam Failure

    02/14/2017 3:18:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    The Oroville Dam — at 770 feet, America’s tallest — is on the verge of failing. And Sacramento, which has been fiddling for decades while Rome burns, is running for cover. This isn’t just any dam; it’s the primary storage facility located on the Feather River for the State Water Project, the state-owned conveyance system that provides drinking water to more than two-thirds of California’s population. If the dam were to fail, it could inundate not only the city of Oroville but numerous other communities downstream, including Yuba City, Marysville and even West Sacramento. At the moment, the emergency spillway...
  • US woman dumps husband of 21 years for backing Donald Trump

    02/08/2017 6:43:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    US woman dumps husband of 21 years for backing Donald Trump world Updated: Feb 08, 2017 17:40 IST Gayle McCormick, a retired California prison guard, said she was shocked when her husband Bill McCormick said he planned to vote for Trump.(REUTERS) A 73-year-old woman has separated from her husband of over 20 years after he voiced support for Donald Trump in the run-up to the US presidential polls. Gayle McCormick, a retired California prison guard, said she was shocked last year when her husband Bill McCormick, 77, mentioned during a lunch with friends that he planned to vote for Trump. “I...
  • LA County Is Telling Illegal Immigrants How to Get Free Money/Benefits Paid for by Working Americans

    02/04/2017 3:58:17 PM PST · by davikkm · 39 replies
    In Los Angeles County they are handing out information to illegal immigrants on how to get free money/benefits paid for by working Americans. The flyer reads: New USCIS guidelines permit immigrants and their children to use certain non-cash benefits and special purpose cash benefits without affecting their immigration status including: * Medi-Cal * Food Stamps * Healthy Families * Prenatal Care * Foster Care * Adoption assistance * Transportation vouchers * Housing assistance * Energy assistance
  • Statistics which Suggest significant voter fraud in California (Vanity)

    02/03/2017 10:33:20 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    February 3,2017 | Ednamode
    Since 2000, the state of California has gone from a strong blue state, to one than is further to the left than any other state in the nation. During a period in which illegal immigration has increased, the number of total votes cast in California has also increased significantly. There were 3.21 million more votes cast in 2016 than in 2000, yet Donald Trump received fewer votes than George W. Bush in 2000. In 2000, Al Gore received 53.45% of the vote in California, while Hillary Clinton received 61.73% in 2016. Here is a side by side comparison of total...
  • Rising seas and pounding storms taking toll on Highway 37

    02/03/2017 9:40:00 AM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Surveying flooding along Highway 37 in January, ecologist Fraser Shilling began doubting his projections for when climate change will cause severe, perhaps catastrophic impacts on the major North Bay thoroughfare. In an influential 2016 report used as a guide for the highway’s future, Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis, had established a timetable of several decades for those impacts to be fully realized. But that was before January storms forced the full or partial closure of the highway for roughly 12 days, causing havoc for thousands of daily commuters. “We’re starting to overwhelm the system in...
  • Could California become a ‘sanctuary state’ under Trump?

    01/26/2017 8:34:38 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 26, 2017 | Christopher Cadelago
    Democratic lawmakers in California are moving swiftly to pass a package of legislation that would restrict state and local law enforcement, including school police and security departments, from using their own resources to aid federal authorities in immigration enforcement.
  • California Could Cut Off Feds In Reply 2 Trump Threat ( Dems propose right of Fed Tax Non Compliance

    01/28/2017 1:05:34 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 141 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1-28-16 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The state of California is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, KPIX 5 has learned. “California could very well become an organized non-payer,” said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. “They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”
  • Teixeira v. Alameda to be Heard at Ninth Circuit, En Banc (gun store zoning) case

    01/03/2017 8:02:23 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Earlier this year, on May 16th,  a three judge panel on the Ninth Circuit ruled that Alameda County in California could not impose a zoning ordinance on gun stores that was more strict than for other businesses.  In the case, Teixeira v. County of Alameda, the ordinance restricted gun stores from locating anywhere withing 500 feet of a residentially zoned district.  From the ruling(pdf): Reversing the dismissal of plaintiffs’ Second Amendment claims, the panel held that the County had offered nothing to undermine the panel’s conclusion that the right to purchase and to sell firearms is part and parcel...
  • Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues

    12/31/2016 8:57:53 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Cindy Chang, Maya Lau
    Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population. With more than 290 people killed in the city this year, homicides also rose for the third year in a row. Still, the city remains far safer than a decade ago, when 480 people were killed and there were 46% more robberies than this year. According to statistics from the Los Angeles Police Department, robberies were up by 13%, aggravated assaults were up by 10% and rapes were down by...
  • New California laws bump up minimum wage, tighten gun rules

    12/26/2016 8:17:00 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/25/2016 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    A higher minimum wage, a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year:
  • Source: All-Out Ban on Semi-Automatic Long Guns Coming to CA Legislature

    12/21/2016 8:48:17 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/20/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In a recent conversation with Breitbart News, Gun Owners of California’s (GOC) Sam Paredes told us to be ready for an all-out ban on semi-automatic long guns in California’s coming legislative session. Paredes is the executive director of GOC, and he suggested the “assault weapons” ban and the “bullet button” ban have both been part of an incremental move toward banning all semi-automatic rifles, whether “assault” style or not.
  • Are You "Living In A Death Spiral"? These 6 States Will Collapse During The Next Recession

    12/14/2016 5:25:14 PM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | !4 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Being on the hook is not going to be pretty when interest rates are raised back up, and debts come due. At a personal level, it will mean more stress and juggling to make ends meet. For the larger economy, it will mean cities and states unable to meet obligations or balance their budgets – ending in bankruptcy, and bailouts. Meanwhile, millions of people are relying on that money to keep coming in order to survive. Something is going to go very wrong. Relying upon government to function and send you money is not a secure plan. The mathematics are...
  • The LA Times: National Reciprocity is Bad...

    12/12/2016 3:41:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from newgeography.com In an opinion piece at the Los Angeles Times, the Times writes that national reciprocity for concealed carry permits would be bad.  The editorial is from the editorial board, so it reflects the Times official policy desires.  The problem is that the Times cannot come up with any good reason for their opinion, other than the big bad federal government should not force poor little California to do something the California government (largely controlled by the LA Times and other "progressive" media") does not want them to do. In this case, that something is to respect...
  • CA: Robbery with AR 15 type "Rifle" stopped by Clerk with Pistol (video)

    12/10/2016 5:43:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At 1:55 a.m., on Monday, 28 November, at a 7-11 convenience store in Fresno, California, an armed and alert clerk fired one shot to stop an attempted armed robbery. Link to  video It has been reported that the suspects were armed with an "assault rifle". From the daily mail.co.uk: Two robbery suspects who burst into a California convenience store were left running for their lives after a store clerk turned the tables on them and fired back. Surveillance footage from inside a 7-Eleven store in Fresno shows the moment a man brandishing a rifle, followed by a woman, went...
  • Meet Kamala Harris, Who Could Become The First Woman President

    11/22/2016 4:56:32 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 119 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 11, 2016 | Mollie Reilly
    One of the many, many consequences of Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night is that the nation will have to wait at least four more years to see a woman elected president. Hillary Clinton’s loss came as a devastating blow to many people across the country eager to see a woman take office. But among Tuesday’s winners is California’s new Democratic senator-elect, Kamala Harris, who may be the next best hope for shattering that glass ceiling.
  • Calexit: Leftists File Papers to Secede, Form New Confederacy(bye felicia)

    11/22/2016 6:41:55 AM PST · by rktman · 294 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/22/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A group of left-wing Californians, frustrated with the recent election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, has filed an application to put a secession referendum — “Calexit” — on the 2018 ballot. The East Bay Times reports that the group, called Yes California, intends to circumvent the U.S. Congress: A “yes” vote would trigger a special election the following March in which residents would decide if “California should become a free, sovereign and independent country.” Another “yes” vote would require the governor of the newly minted “Republic of California” to apply to the United...
  • CA: Ban on Magazines, License for Ammuniton Purchase Passes

    11/14/2016 3:06:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In California, Proposition 63, the ban on gun magazines, requiring licenses to purchase ammunition, requiring reporting any change in gun ownership, has passed by an enormous margin, 63% to 37%.  The measure had millions spent to get it passed.  The gun haters outspent Second Amendment supporters over five to one. From ballotpedia.org:Yes on Prop 63 outraised opponents five to one. As of November 3, 2016, supporters received $4.54 million, while opposing committees raised $868,265. The California Democratic Party, a supporter of Proposition 63, had contributed over $1 million to the campaign. The National Rifle Association was against the initiative...
  • Someone took a sledgehammer to Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star

    10/26/2016 6:32:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    LAT ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | Brittny Mejia
    James Otis arrived at the Hollywood Walk of Fame before the sun broke over the horizon Wednesday morning with his tools of choice: a sledgehammer and a pick. Then, wearing a hard hat and construction vest, he got to work laying waste of Donald Trump’s star.
  • Richmond Police Make Arrest in 1983 Cold Case Murder of Single Mother

    10/04/2016 1:15:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/3 | Jodi Hernandez
    The victim's former boyfriend has been arrested in the brutal murder, police say. Authorities say a suspect in the brutal murder of a Richmond mother 33 years ago is finally behind bars. Single mother Marsha Carter was stabbed to death inside her bedroom while her four boys were home, with one of them hiding under a bed during the attack, according to Richmond police. "The kids went into the mom's room and they didn't find mom there," Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tran said. "All they find is blood on mom's bed. Of course as children they don't know what to...
  • California's Boom Is Poised To Go Bust -- And Liberals' Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific

    09/16/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 27 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sep. 15' 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Gov. Jerry Brown, in Bill Maher’s assessment, “took a broken state and fixed it.” There’s a political lesson being injected here, as well, as blue organs like The New Yorker describe California as doing far better economically than nasty red-state Texas. But if you take a look...
  • Sale of firearms that use bullet buttons surge ahead of new California gun law

    09/06/2016 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 89 replies
    A California gun shop sees sales of firearms that use bullet buttons to swap magazines sky rocket as new gun laws that will ban those types of weapons looms. Christopher Lapinski, the operations manager at Last Stand Readiness & Tactical in Sacramento, told Fox 40 Sacramento that he’s seeing more people coming in to buy the gun before the law takes effect. "The whole anti-gun movement, taking guns from citizens, literally has everyone and their grandmother buying firearms before they can't get them anymore because they want to be able to be protected," Lapinski said.
  • Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll continue to sit'

    08/28/2016 4:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 150 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 28, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in each of the team's three preseason games and plans to continue to do so until he sees real change when it comes to racial oppression in the United States. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed...
  • San Mateo Man Convicted Of Murder In 2013 Double-Shooting Outside Gay SoMa Club (Calif.)

    08/19/2016 6:47:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    sfist.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jay Barmann
    Some justice has been served in the senseless killing of Melquiesha "Mel" Warren, a 23-year-old woman shot dead in a SoMa parking lot in 2013 over a fender bender, following a night in which she'd been celebrating her wife's birthday with friends. 26-year-old Michael Sione Green of San Mateo was found guilty Thursday on counts of murder, attempted murder, firing at a motor vehicle, assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm, according to the DA's office in a release. District Attorney George Gascon says, "The jury sent a clear...
  • Court rejects challenge to restrictive ‘may-issue’ concealed carry (CA)

    08/17/2016 9:39:53 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    A federal appeals court this week sided with California Attorney General Kamala Harris and declined to rehear a combined case that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense in public.
  • California On Pace For 1 Million Gun Sales In 2016

    08/15/2016 4:15:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Gun sales in California are on pace to break records — perhaps even to reach 1 million sales by the end of calendar year 2016, according to Southern California Public Radio station KPCC. There were 554,203 guns sold “through late July,” which puts last year’s annual sales figure of approximately 890,000 well within reach.
  • 'You are truly a piece of evil': Serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death

    08/13/2016 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Yahoo7
    The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine. The moment of reckoning for Lonnie Franklin Jr. came after those whose lives were altered by his violence questioned how he could have been so cruel and shown so little remorse. "You are truly a piece of evil," said Enietra Washington, who managed to survive after being shot and testified against him at...
  • CA: Lawsuit Challenges Ban on School Carry on Equal Protection Grounds

    08/13/2016 12:12:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from dailybruin.org On August 8th a hearing is scheduled for the case of  Ulissies Garcia et al v Kamala D. Harris( Case 2:16-cv-02572-BRO-AFM ) . The case concerns bill SB 707, which bans people with concealed carry permits from carrying on school grounds, but allows certain retired government employees to do so.  The suit claims that the law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Here is the argument from The Firearm Policy Center in California: FPF filed suit challenging SB 707, which divides law-abiding gun owners into two classes – and an upcoming hearing could...
  • Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Human-Animal Hybrids

    08/04/2016 4:02:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    The Obama administration today announced it has flung the door wide open to scientists making grisly human-animal hybrids. After overturning the Bush administration limits on forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, this is the latest move by President Barack Obama to manipulate and destroy human life in unethical experiments. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Here’s more: The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.The National Institutes of Health is proposing a new policy to permit scientists to get federal...
  • California mayor denies being negligent after stolen gun used to kill boy,

    08/03/2016 4:49:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The mayor of Stockton, Calif., is pushing back against allegations of negligence after a gun stolen from his home was used in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy, according to reports. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office stated Friday that one of two guns registered to Mayor Anthony Silva and stolen in separate incidences was identified as the murder weapon in the Feb. 23, 2015, fatal shooting of Rayshawn Harris, CBS News reported.
  • CA: Dr. Dre, Billionaire, Citizens Arrest for Brandishng a Gun, with no Evidence of Gun? by Police

    08/03/2016 5:25:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dr. Dre is an extremely successful business man and music mogul.  He has built  an empire on music, video, movies, and a sale to Apple.  He may have a net worth of over a billion dollars. He is the black man in handcuffs in the white t-shirt.  Seem bizarre?  So is the story.  A person who is unnamed claims that Dr. Dre displayed a gun while asking him to leave. Dr. Dre has a different version of events. From cnsnews.com: Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man...
  • Deadly California wildfire expected to widen severely

    07/31/2016 6:11:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/30/2016 | Michael Fiala
    CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly blaze near California's Big Sur coast could widen to more than five times its current size and has destroyed some 60 homes, threatened hundreds of others and spurred mass evacuations, authorities said on Saturday. The so-called Soberanes Fire, which started on July 22 and is burning just south of the oceanside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, has roared through nearly 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral, grass and timber in the Los Padres National Forest. The blaze is estimated to have a final size of 170,000 acres (265 square miles), according to California Interagency Incident...
  • Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws

    07/26/2016 3:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | July 26, 2016 2:05 PM
    State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms. The effort could be a longshot, however, as more than 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday. Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist for the Firearms Policy Coalition, said he knows of no financial backers...
  • CA: Poll: Would you Vote for Background Checks on Ammunition?

    07/10/2016 7:18:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An online poll is running in the San Diego Union Tribune in California.  It is currently at 39% for and 60% against.   This poll is a little different in that it is about ammunition instead of firearms.  It is a clear Second Amendment issue, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.Here is a link to the poll. Online polls measure intensity. They are not scientific in sampling.  They measure how many people feel strongly enough to answer an internet poll about a particular issue.  They measure intensity pretty well.  It is common to see Second Amendment...
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • Jerry Brown: We’re Coming for Your High-Capacity Magazines

    07/04/2016 9:58:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The high-capacity gun magazine ban goes into effect July 1, 2017, and the language of the ban – contained in SB 1446 – leaves no question as to the limited options for owners of such magazines: A person who, prior to July 1, 2017, legally possesses a large-capacity magazine shall dispose of that magazine by any of the following means: (1) Remove the large-capacity magazine from the state. (2) Prior to July 1, 2017, sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer. (3) Destroy the large-capacity magazine. (4) Surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
  • How is the new CA ammo law different than the TX law regarding abortions which SCOTUS just ruled on?

    07/04/2016 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Okay, so SCOTUS has just overturned the Texas safety provisions/regultions because they said the intent was not safety, but rather it was to limit women's access to abortion. Why are the CA ammo laws any different?
  • New California Gun Laws Met With Mixed Reactions (LOOK WHAT LAW DID **NOT** GET PASSED!!!!!!!!(

    The other laws that were signed into effect will do the following: •SB 1446 – Prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines. •AB 1511 – Prohibits people from lending a gun to anyone outside immediate family members. •AB 1135 – Closes the “bullet button” loophole by making assault weapons that can be modified illegal. •AB 1695 – Criminalizes falsely reporting a stolen gun, to discourage “straw sales” or illegal, off the books gun sales. •SB 880 – Closes “Bullet Button” loophole and requires existing weapons that fit that description to be registered. ******* Assemblyman Jim Cooper was disappointed for a...
  • California Infringement of Second Amendment can be Overcome

    06/30/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was visiting another member of the gun culture, I was shown a new acquisition, a Springfield XD in .45 caliber.  I was struck by the the warning label on the box “NOT LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA” and “W/HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE”.I object to the term “High Capacity Magazine”.  The magazines are not high capacity, they are standard capacity.  Magazines of ten rounds or less are reduced capacity. The idea that a Constitutionally protected item could be forbidden by state law reminded me of how topsy turvy the interpretation of the commerce clause of the Constitution has become.When the American...
  • California's state religion

    06/19/2016 3:35:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 06-19-2016 | JOEL KOTKIN
    In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but something that increasingly resembles the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia, than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression. Two pieces of legislation introduced in the Legislature last session, but not yet enacted, show the power of the new religion. One is Senate Bill 1146, which seeks to limit the historically broad exemptions...
  • FBI Heads To San Francisco – Connecting Dots Behind Orlando Terrorist’s Wife Noor Sahi Salman

    06/14/2016 8:38:31 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 65 replies
    Conservative TreeHouse ^ | June 14, 2016 | Sundance
    Finally. It’s taken three days, we’ve been pounding the connections, and now media reports the FBI is in San Francisco to interview Ekbal Zahi. Zahi is the mother of Noor Sahi Salman, terrorist Omar Mateen’s wife. There are very similar circumstances between the events, travels and behaviors of Omar Matten, his wife Noor Salman and the San Bernardino terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The connections include similar travel (Saudi Arabia), social Islam / Mosque connected relationships, and sham marriages to gain U.S. entry for spouses who become ex-spouses after minimum time for residency retention. In essence, knowledge of -and...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Manager Shoots Armed Robbers Clad in Masks, Body Armor (CA)

    06/09/2016 8:03:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    ABC7 (Eyewitness News) ^ | June 8, 2016 | Leo Stallworth
    WALNUT PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- The manager of a medical marijuana dispensary in Walnut Park opened fire on two armed men after he said the suspects tried to rob him. The incident occurred at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The store manager told Eyewitness News that the suspects barged into his business clad in body armor and with their faces covered, pointing assault rifles at him. The manager said he had no other choice but to grab his handgun and shoot at the suspects, firing at...
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • Protesters Punch, Throw Eggs at Trump Supporters in Calif.

    06/03/2016 7:05:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | By Kristofer Noceda and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Several supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee were seen chased and taunted by protesters Donald Trump supporters leaving the presumptive GOP nominee's rally in San Jose on Thursday were pounced by protesters, some of whom threw punches and eggs. The protesters chased and taunted Trump's supporters outside the San Jose Convention Center. They surrounded one woman and threw eggs and bottles at her. "It was unbelievable," said Steve Tong, a Cupertino resident who attended the Trump rally. Tong said after the rally, he was walking toward a nearby parking structure and saw protesters surrounding and taunting an elderly couple....
  • Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that ...

    05/30/2016 10:33:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Complete Headline: Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points Hillary Clinton is heading back to California earlier than expected, wanting to pull of a win over a surging Bernie Sanders Sanders is dedicating almost all of his time and energy to upset Clinton in the California primary, being held a week from Tuesday Today Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade for her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, New York Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling...
  • More harassment of gun owners by Sacramento

    05/28/2016 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO – The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the Legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year they push new rounds of “reasonable and common sense” gun laws, few of which seem reasonable given they target law-abiding owners. To many legislators, the Second Amendment is the real loophole. Most Register Opinion readers already know this, of course, but they might not understand some other dismal realities: Law enforcement is generally not on our side on this. For instance, Assemblyman...
  • SF Moves to Require Long Guns to be Locked up in Home

    05/27/2016 6:28:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    San Francisco is posed to pass an ordinance to require all guns not carried on your person to be unloaded and locked up.  It would be very close to the Washington, D.C. case of District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the Second Amendment was a fundamental, individual right to keep and carry arms for self defense.  The difference with this ordinance is that it allows a person to carry a loaded handgun on their person, in their home, but requires all other firearms to be unloaded and locked up.From sfexaminer.com: The proposal comes after...
  • [Expletive] Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC (Irvine) student

    05/23/2016 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/16 | Hannah Broad
    An angry anti-Israel mob at the University of California at Irvine chased a Jewish student into a building while chanting anti-Semitic epithets after she tried to attend a campus screening of an Israeli documentary last Wednesday, the Observer reported. Second-year Eliana Kopley was attempting to enter the showing of the Israeli documentary "Beneath the Helmet" about the IDF when a crowd of protesters physically obstructed her and chased her into an adjacent building. The angry mob proceeded to pound intimidatingly on the windows and doors while shouting "Long live the Intifada!" and "F**k Israel!" Kopley called the police, who escorted...
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • A loaded gun in a backpack still requires a license, court says (CA)

    05/11/2016 9:55:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    Carrying a loaded gun without a license is illegal in California even if the weapon is tucked inside a backpack, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a unanimous ruling Monday, the court allowed prosecutors to charge a man with violating California’s open-carry law by carrying a loaded revolver that police said they found in his backpack. The law makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail, to carry a loaded gun “on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place.” It was passed nearly five decades ago to plug a hole in...