California Legislature Moves Forward With UnConstitutional Bills Regulating Guns And Ammo

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The California Legislature is pressing forward on a number of bills in both the Senate and the State Assembly that, taken together, would give the State the dubious distinction of having the most unConstitutional gun laws in the U.S.

Described in the San Jose Mercury News as “a fusillade of gun-control bills that could move California far beyond what any other state has enacted,” the laws are designed to restrict citizens’ access to both firearms and ammunition.

A bill before the State Senate Monday aims to establish a Statewide database that tracks all point-of-sale ammunition purchases, as well as make it a crime to have a gun that isn’t “locked up” when it’s not being carried.

The State Assembly is also expected today to take up legislation that, if passed, would ban outright all semiautomatic firearms with detachable magazines and force owners of high-capacity magazines to dispose of them. The Assembly bills also include their own language criminalizing the presence of a firearm in the home that isn’t kept under lock and key when the owners are away.

Larry Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation told the newspaper Saturday that it’s folly for the anti-gun lobby to pin its hopes of shaping National gun control legislation on big Blue States like California.

“While they may try to reignite their lost momentum, I don’t think anything California does is going to affect what Washington does,” said Keane. “We constantly see a barrage of anti-gun, anti-industry legislation being introduced in California, far more than in any other state.”

California Governor Jerry Brown has given no assurances that he would sign any of the legislation into law, if it passes. But Brown does have an oddly mixed record on 2nd Amendment issues. He also signed an open carry ban on both handguns and “long guns” in 2011. But as State Attorney General in 2009, Brown also sided with the National Rifle Association in filing an amicus curiae brief opposing Chicago’s ban on handguns.

Review the bevy of gun control proposals at the San Jose Mercury News website.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • equestrian_colt

    These states as well as the federal government can pass whatever bill or
    law they want and the only people that have to comply are themselves
    and their anus sucking democrap followers. Gods law is above any mans
    PERIOD. No human has to comply with any law these Nazi over controlling F
    tards wannabe God cowards put down.

  • garygerke

    Someone will take it to court and have the law thrown out. I never have understood how any state city or county thinks they can override the Constitution?

    • Tex

      Democrats will try to over ride the Constitution if it fits their agenda

      • JeffH

        Tex, it’s not just the Democrats that are the problem…it’s the Republicans too!

        Though the Democrats do completely control the legislature in California the biggest problem is that the immoral progressives(communists) that infect our government in both parties are part and partial to usurping the Bill of Rights and The Constitution as well as our natural rights of freedom and liberty.

    • FreedomFighter

      They can be arrested, US Marshals can put them in Jail.
      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

      • Vis Fac

        I don’t think the US Marshals would be called more like a heavily armed SWAT team assaulting a fortress. You know the coward’s way out. All it will take is one brave soul to open fire and kill a would be thief sent to confiscate firearms then all hell will break loose.

        I foresee me going out in a hail of gunfire Faced it many times before will do it again this time for MY rights.

        A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

        • Robbie

          Any idea when you might be “going out in a hail of gunfire”? Sounds rather dramatic. I’m not into the gun thing but if I knew the scene you described was about to come on TV I think I would tune in. Now that I think of it I’m starting to get kind of excited by the prospect. And just think – you’d be defending your rights against the big bad government. Problem for you is that they’re not coming after you so you’ll have to get out there and get the whole event started. You could show up in or near a courtroom fully armed just to make your point. That might get things rolling. Or you could wait until the president is in your town and you could head on over to the event with a rifle in one hand and a pistol in the other and a few guns in your belt. Maybe wear a bandana and a khaki jacket. Get as close to the president as you could. It’s your right after all and you’re a patriot! But that would get you a bullet between the eyes. Gee, this could be good. Go for it big guy. You have your rights! Your an American and your a proud gun owner.

          • Vis Fac

            Aren’t you being a little dramatic and at the same time naive? Do yo actually think the government plays nice?
            When they do come will depend on the government and when they send people to try and disarm me or take my food! Rest assured they have plans to do just that but first they will need to locate me. If yo don’t believe me then I suggest you peruse one of the 1K plus executive orders ODUMBO has issued regarding the seizure of food water and emergency supplies as well as taking over public utilities. It all there all you need do is a little research.
            Ostriches like you are the first to cry MOMMIE when things go south so scoff if you wish but remember I told you so!

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking
            we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            …A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote! This too shall be a
            fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • Robbie

            You were the one being dramatic. You wrote that you were “going out in a hail of gunfire”. To me that’s dramatic. All I did was suggest that you get out there and get it started already because I wanted to watch you on T.V. But now you’ve added a new dimension. Seems the government is going to grab your FOOD but I bet you must have a stockpile in a bunker somewhere right? I hope you have also hidden a supply of clean underwear because after your guns and after your food they’re coming for your undies.

          • Vis Fac

            I am not being dramatic merely pragmatic. As you go through live as an ostrich watching TV you fail to see all the signs of what is to come if you see these signs you revert into a state of denial so you won’t have to face reality. You will one day be hauled out of your residence kicking and screaming by martial law police and wonder how could this happen. The people of New Orleans said the very same thing as we watched the police treat them like criminals But according to people like you that never happened!
            By the tone of your posting and your eagerness to abase others I can only surmise that you like all
            other liberals have nothing to fall back on in an emergency. You most likely are 1) living on government assistance 2) living with Mommy and Daddy, 3) if
            employed living paycheck to paycheck. You have no savings and little to turn into liquid assets You would be one of the first in line to grab what the government steals from those who prepare.

            Little sissies like you sit back and believe the slop government and media feeds you, and think
            government is there to serve and protect you. I can see the liberal effect has a deep rooted hold on you because you make light of things you cannot
            comprehend to you reality is what you see on TV shows I’ll bet you’re a follower of the Kardashians or Survivor which is so far removed from reality it’s on TV in the first place and why it’s called entertainment.

            So what if I have supplies! I earned what I have and can for now do as I wish with them I can’t help it if you don’t care for you or your family’s safety and well being .You can make as much fun as you wish I will survive you will not. You might be interested to know the amount of my concern for what you think can be measured in micro give-a-$hit$

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president… Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown
            in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be.
            Anyone thinking we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            …A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote! This too shall be a
            fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • Robbie

            Your description of me is, of course, purely out of your paranoid imagination.

            But from your own description of all of your anxieties I can only imagine how depressing it must be to live your life in constant fear. Good luck to you and, of course, you are free to store up all the canned tuna you like.

            In the meanwhile I’m still going to look forward to your dramatic exit from this life which YOU described as going out in a hail of gunfire. Dramatic indeed.

          • Vis Fac

            You are obviously confusing me with someone who cares about your opinions otherwise you wouldn’t be making such an issue of all this . Pity that you are so easily entertained!

            For your edification and others who might be interested the amount of my concern for you or your opinion can be measured in micro give-a-$hit$

            Noe you can go back to what ever you do that keeps you entertained Survivor or any other reality show you like

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking
            we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch, while a
            Republic allows a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” This too shall be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • Robbie

            No, the reality show I’m waiting for – and I’ve been saying this over and over again – is watching you “go down in a blaze of gunfire”. That’s what YOU said. I’m just waiting for you to pull it off and I even gave you some suggestions as to how to do that. I’ve got the popcorn ready.

          • Vis Fac

            Robbie can’t you come up with anything original? That was redundant because I know the answer You re boring me to tears and I know people like you always want the last word so I’ll let you have it after I say this to you. I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person!

          • Robbie

            I’m just staying on topic which was your declaration that in defying government you were going to go down “in a blaze of gunfire”. I’m waiting to watch that on T.V. big guy. But I’m beginning to realize that you are mostly a big talker – little action. You’re not really going to go down anywhere are you? Just hot air.

    • Bob in Florida

      I posted this response earlier; but, it is on point for your comment –

      “Unfortunately, there is no Federal District Court that will ‘Bitch Slap’ California – like Illinois got!”

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    All of the so called “gun laws” in California or in any other state are all obvious infringements against the Second Amendment. The Founding Father’s made it intentionally and deliberately very clear and very simple, without any rocket science explanations involved, to even the most mentally retarded low IQ moron that “shall not be infringed” shall not be interpreted because “shall not be infringed” simply means “shall not be infringed”. There is no interpretation needed for “shall not be infringed” because “shall not be infringed” means simply “shall not be infringed”. The Founding Fathers made absolutely sure that all people, including morons, do not need to think about what “shall not be infringed” means. “Shall not be infringed” is 100% self explanatory and is very simple to understand, just like saying to a child “do not touch”. Also the State in a very broad definition, includes the Federal government and any State government and any County government and any City government or council and any Town government or council and any Home Owners Association government or council. And as we all know the State is We The People and We The People are the State. Also, We The People and ONLY We The People ARE the government and only We The People ARE ANY government. The government is not an entity unto itself. The government is NOT the government. The government and any government is We The People. Politicians and elected or appointed so called public servants ARE NOT the government. ONLY We The People ARE the government. So even We The People cannot infringe on the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is sacred, sacrosanct and inviolable. Any politician or elected or appointed so called public servant who even remotely entertains the idea of infringing on the Second Amendment by attempting to even think about writing and passing a gun law is criminalizing themselves by committing the crimes of treason and tyranny against the Second Amendment and against the Constitution and against We The People and turning themselves into Unconstitutional Despotic Autocratic Tyrant Rulers and Slave Owners and Treasonous Criminals by making the attempt to affect IN ANY WAY the Constitutionally guaranteed right of We The People to own and bear firearms, meaning to own and bear any type of guns that can be carried or held in our arms and that also includes the bullets or ammunition because the bullets or ammunition are an obvious important integral part of any gun and without bullets, a gun is only a useless hunk of steel. A government cannot infringe on the Second Amendment. A State cannot infringe on the Second Amendment. A person cannot infringe on the Second Amendment. We The People cannot infringe on the Second Amendment.

    • Alex

      Yes, the slaveowning Floundering Fathers made it simple for you simple peoiple: W-e-l-l-r-e-g-u-l-a-t-e-d, morons….

      • FreedomFighter

        Alex the new “enslavers” are the Socialist/Communists

        They would enslave the worlds population, confiscate all property, ban the personal ownership of everything, institutionalize eugenics, and place the iron boot of tyranny upon the throat of the entire world.

        The world is never perfect nor is leadership, but our founding fathers are saints in comparison to the psychopaths you admire.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wrRTau5jusU

        Laus DeoSemper FI

        • Vis Fac

          Don’t preach to Alex he doesn’t have the ability to comprehend what a 2 year old should, sad but true. He has drunk too much liberal Kool Aid which has induced cerebral necrosis. This condition only allows for the understanding of the most basic liberal tenet and to try and rationalize with them is futile.

          A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

        • Daniel F. Melton

          alex is obviously a product of “publik skuul and hire eddykashun” After that many years of indoctrination, the kindest thing to do for the boy is electroshock therapy.

      • Bill

        But Alex,
        Don’t forget that you being clueless is no excuse

      • Centurion

        You obviously are ignorant of your history. Back in those days “Well regulated” meant ‘well supplied’!

        • Robbie

          It also meant ‘well organized’.

    • JLouisK

      The Right to Bear Arms does not mean firearms alone, but rather any type of implement available. Knives, Swords, Maces, Bows, Pitchforks, shovels, hoes, sharpened sticks, rocks, and the list goes on. Someone once said, “speak softly, but carry a big stick” or was it walk softly? It doesn’t matter, it’s the carrying the big stick that is important.

      • Robbie

        Let’s add bombs and Molotov cocktails to your list.

    • Robbie

      But only a moron reads HALF the sentence.

  • Paul

    Sooner or later, the only people left in California will be the leaches that live off of the government. There will be no conservatives left to pay their tabs. That should turn out to be very interesting. Or should I say, another Detroit. I can’t wait to laugh at their faces when the crap hits the fan.
    Regarding gun control, it is the only means we have to protect ourselves from tyrannical government and criminals. Take that away and you have Hitler’s coming out of the woodwork. The criminals will have weapons and the law abiding citizens will be left unprotected. My question to their politician is: can you guarantee the people’s safety 100% of the time? If not, you can kiss my you know what!

    • Vis Fac

      The PRC is going to wind up like Detroit. The rest of the nation will soon follow. I hope you one dimensional liberals will be happy fending for yourselves when there is nothing left.

      A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

    • wes

      “They” can’t protect our safety now..that’s why people are arming in record numbers !!

    • Daniel F. Melton

      “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”
      Robert A. Heinlein

      “When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.”
      Maj. L. Caudill USM C (Ret)

  • red neck

    This is what pisses me off more than anything that these communist punks can call what ever the hell they want a “law” and they expect the sheeple to shut up and obey….. This sh*t is coming to a head and I for one will be dam glad when it does….
    These punks are “supposed” to be in representation of the people not rulers!

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Open season, no bag limit.

  • Average_Joe56

    Every blog site should have a pet troll on the board…
    Thanks for volunteering Alex….
    Although when it comes to firearms, I’m quite sure you’ll have lots more trolls to play with today. All we need to do is say “guns” and you trolls come out of the woodwork….like a nest of disturbed carpenter ants….
    If you don’t like firearms…don’t buy any. If you don’t like me owning firearms…come and take them…. if you’re feeling lucky…Otherwise, sit down and shut up….we don’t care about your opinion…and expressing it…won’t change our minds…nor our ownership of firearms…..
    Life sucks and then you die…get over it and move along….Commie!

    • Bill

      Good comments, Joe
      I like your sign, “Clueless is no excuse”. It applies most to the liberal posters on this site

      • Vis Fac

        Yup there’s plenty of clueless people in the nation alright. The old saying ignorance is bliss has merit for I see many blissful (clueless) people believing lies and happy doing so.

        A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

  • MAT

    Just another reason (among many) to flee California if you love freedom, God, and your guns!

  • JLouisK

    I won’t give up my Mini 14, it’s a Ranch Rifle. I guess I’ll become a criminal in California if they pass those bills. They already limit the magazine size to 10 rounds.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Ya can carry three magazines…. If they’re going to outlaw your mini14, ya might as well pick up a 30-06 and get the vermin at long range. No shortage of ammo for that caliber too. Just get a good recoil pad.

      • JLouisK

        mine accepts .223 Remington and 5.56 Nato for when nato troops invade, I can use their ammo.

        • Daniel F. Melton

          Good luck with that. Check for tracking tags in the equipment and supplies ya pick up.

  • truth hurts

    They need to make a big reserve in California with an electrified fence and razor wire, then put all the violent criminals and anti gun liberals in it. I would bet it wouldn’t take long, before those liberals would be screaming for a way to protect themselves after them being blasted by criminals

    • JLouisK

      Why not send them to Detroit and let them live there without a gun.

      • Christopher Koda

        HELL JUST SEND THEM TO oaKLLAND WITH OUR THEIR BODYGUARDS.

  • Firewagon

    “….give the State the dubious distinction of having the most unConstitutional gun laws in the U.S.”

    Californians should be surprised, why? They continue to elect and re-elect gun grabbers like Feinstein and Boxer, never mind the loons that have all but driven the state bankrupt!

  • mossylimb

    Forced gathering and airlift of all gangs/members in Chicago and Detroit, let them keep their weapons, drop them in California…two probs solved!

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Don’t forget to include Congress in that airlift. Let ‘em get a taste of the “utopia” they intend to inflict on the nation. Anyone seeking to leave after the airlift can walk across Death Valley.

  • Phil

    Please remember that all those reps and senators who propose these bills pretty much are elected by LA and San Francisco. Look at a political map of California and you will see. We rural Californians can only vote with our feet. Please don’t give us Chicago and Detroit’s problems.

    • Bob in Florida

      Sorry Phil; You already have them!

  • Average_Joe56

    “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters”
    ― Daniel Webster

  • JeffH

    NRA News Video Reveals True Nature of Cal-DOJ’s Firearm Confiscation Program! You Don’t Want to Miss This!!
    http://www.calgunlaws.com/nra-news-video-reveals-true-nature-of-cal-dojs-firearm-confiscation-program-you-dont-want-to-miss-this/

    PENDING LEGISLATION -California Firearms-related Legislation
    http://www.calgunlaws.com/pending-legislation/#calnra's-legislative-tracking-and-action-tool

    Microstamping Rule Freezes Number of Semiautomatic Pistols Available for Sale in California
    http://www.calgunlaws.com/microstamping-rule-freezes-number-of-semiautomatic-pistols-available-for-sale-in-california/

  • Robbie

    Locking up a gun when the owner is not “using” it is a really good idea.

    • Robert Messmer

      Maybe but having a law to make that owner a criminal if he/she chooses not to is not. Seat belts are a good idea, being forced to wear one by law because nanny-state says so is a very bad idea.

      • Robbie

        You know there are many countries with far fewer rules than we have in North America or if they have the rules they are simply laughed at. I can tell you for sure that in Turkey and Egypt there are virtually NO rules of the road. Seat belt laws are not even a consideration. Folks drive where ever and whichever way they want. They often literally park their cars in the middle of a street. The roads in major cities there are pure chaos. You may call America a nanny state for having you wear a seat belt to protect yourself but you’d be whistling another tune if everyone ignored that and all the other rules of the road. If you ever get the chance to drive in Cairo or Istanbul you’ll come home kissing the ground of the land of seat belt regulations! I suppose you also resent being “forced” to send children to school. Or do you think if every parent ignored that one we’d all be better off. Forcing gun owners to lock up their guns when not in use is a good idea, it is a safe idea, it is a sensible idea.

        You sound like you have problems with authority figures which may be a symptom of an overly inflated sense of your personal self. When you live in a society there have to be guidelines and regulations for the good of all. Look at what happened when banks etc were deregulated. They were deregulated because some people wanted to counter the so-called nanny state. And the result was a near global economic depression because of greed, fraud, graft and lack of concern for others.

        • Robert Messmer

          Wow all that because I said more laws are not necessarily good. BTW, they park in the middle of the road in DC also, at least those with Diplomatic plates. Did you miss that fact that I said seat belts are a good idea? It is the law telling free, adult, citizens to “click it or ticket it” that I object to. Mainly because it is none of the state’s darn business rather an individual wears a seat belt or not. What harm does it cause to society if someone decides not to wear a seatbelt? None, but in those states that have those laws, police time is taken away from more serious items to enforce wearing a seat belt. Not only that but in those same states they allow buses, even school buses, to operate without seat belts. They allow pickup trucks to transport people in the open bed again with no seat belts. They allow motorcycle riders to ride with NO helmets. So where is the sense of having a law forcing people to wear seat belts? I never mentioned nor alluded to any of the other rules of the road so you have no way to know which way I feel about them.

          Actually, since I enjoyed going to school I tried to instill that into my children. What I did resent though was checking my son’s government book and finding out there was no copy of any type of the Declaration of Independence nor of the Constitution. I talked to his councilor (who happened to be the ROTC Commander at his school) and was floored when he told me that the school didn’t even have a copy in the library.

          I have no problem with authority figures when they are within the bounds of their authority. Indeed I have been Honorably Discharged from the US Army and even earned the Good Conduct Medal w/clusters. So no problems with authority figures, however I do object when some petty tyrants try to grab more power than they should, even when it occurs in California.

          Bank deregulation had nothing to do with the nanny state. And by the way, did you notice that the greed, fraud, graft, and lack of concern for others did not result in wholesale prison terms? Guess that means all the CEO’s of the banks, brokerage firms and AIG kept their guns locked up when they weren’t using them.

          • Robbie

            You think wearing a seat belt is a good idea but you don’t like being told to wear a seat belt. Perhaps you would wear one regardless but I know that when that law came into being where I live most people objected but once we all started doing it for safety sake everyone is glad it became a law. And, by the way, in Canada if someone does not wear a seat belt and is involved in an accident his/her injuries will be far greater than if he/she had had it on. That means greater medical costs to the rest of us. I love our socialized medical care system and feel proud that everyone in Canada has full coverage but I rather resent contributing to medical care for someone who was simply being irresponsible. I feel the same way about someone who decides to go skiing in the Rockies and goes off the trail and has to be rescued by the rest of us.

          • Robert Messmer

            LOL since it has absolutely nothing to do with the discussion I did not mention it, but yes, I fasten my seat belt each and every time I get into a vehicle equipped with them. As I said they are a good idea, its just the law that isn’t.
            Canada, heh. And yes I understand the resentment about paying for medical care for someone else being irresponsible. Our problem down here is that our politicians always think they should be in charge of everything in our lives. For instance the recent attempt by the Mayor of New York to control the size of soft drinks. Under universal medical care that is a “public health menace”. Large sodas contain more sugar leading to tooth decay, diabetes, obesity, etc which runs up cost of medical care. But do we really want some political nut job telling us how much soda we are allowed to drink? Actually it wasn’t that he was trying to keep the public from drinking more soda, just not in one cup. In other words, it was (being funny here) a move on his part to stimulate the local economy because by buying two or more small soda’s you would pay more than buying the one large soda.

          • Robbie

            The only reason there is a seat belt in all cars now is because a LAW was passed demanding it. There are also LAWS demanding pollution controls on motor vehicles. I guess you’re against that not wanting anyone to push you around and all. How about LAWS that limit the speed you can drive in different situations. Don’t you feel put upon by those? The list is virtually endless. Without LAWS most of those things would NOT be done.

          • Robert Messmer

            I have never said I am against all laws, just bad ones that puts the state in a position of telling free adult citizens how they should act when they are not harming others or the body politic. Not wearing a seat belt does not harm the body politic except only very incidentally and does no harm to others. Gun owners being required to lock up their guns unless they are using them MAY be a good idea but a bad law. If the gun is locked up then it will be no good as a defense in case of a break-in as it is doubtful that a criminal is going to wait patiently while the owner gets the key, unlocks the cabinet, unlocks the ammo, loads the gun and says ok now I am ready. More importantly, how does the law get enforced? Warrantless searches because the neighbor reports him as a gun owner. Or maybe they simply go down the list of registered gun owners and conduct no knock raids to confiscate and arrest everyone in violation. Do you really want to have your emergency call put on hold because, “sorry we’re conducting our gun search”?

        • Heneryg

          WTF do cars in Egypt and Turkey have to do with our 2nd amendment. You are a perfect example of fruit and nuts, Adam and Steve and confused with the priority of protecting our constitution and minding to our own affairs and not trying to change the world. The Middle East countries would chop your head off for being a fruit cake.

          • Robbie

            It’s clear you were not following the entire set of postings.

        • Heneryg

          WTF do cars in Egypt and Turkey have to do with our 2nd amendment. You are a perfect example of fruit and nuts, Adam and Steve and confused with the priority of protecting our constitution and minding to our own affairs and not trying to change the world. The Middle East countries would chop your head off for being a fruit cake.

    • Heneryg

      Like carrying a toy gun to a gun fight? get real!

  • Bob in Florida

    Unfortunately, there is no Federal District Court that will ‘Bitch Slap’ California like Illinois got!

  • mnkysnkle

    It isn’t going to stop….. Not until we hold them accountable for their actions. NOT BY VOTING THEM OUT!!!!! They need to be charged for failing in their oath; for direct assaults on the constitution; for deliberate acts of treason and sedition; for ignoring their constituents; and for dereliction of duty. Some people say “It’s too expensive and time consuming.” Well…………..How much do you think it’s cost us already? Once they realize that an assault on the constitution will be the death knell for their career and possibly send them to prison, then and only then will it stop.

  • G43wl

    Don’t concern yourself about idiotic laws made by these leftist fruitcakes. California will soon be bankrupt just like Detroit. They are already moving out of California to Texas and other conservative states. We should give all land west of the San Andreas fault line to Mexico. this would also take care of the “gang Problem”.

    • pt

      That’s great let them all move to Texas.

  • James

    The words : WE THE PEOPLE : have been replaced by
    WE THE GOVERMENT
    LOL America

  • Heneryg

    Americas future in the hands and minds of the fruits and nuts from NY to CA.
    Fantasy and Fiction, Adams and Steves, God and Satan and Americans and the Un-Americans, buying governments in foreign countries that have no Love for Americans and supporting their evil agendas. What will become of the destruction of America.