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Does anyone else think that Assemblyman Portantino sounds like the Black Knight? http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2011/08/31/open-carry-ban-bills-author-says-its-not-dead/

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Dove season is almost here

Anyone else planning on blasting little birdies tomorrow? Remember your gun safety rules and have fun!

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AB144 Update

AB144 has been moved to the Senate inactive file. Stay tuned.

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Dog stories

From Anthony Canales’ latest News Briefs

Rules For Hunting With Dogs-

1. When hunting birds over a dog, don’t shoot the dog.

2. When duck hunting, if you don’t use a dog you have to jump into that cold water and get your own ducks.

3. When bird hunting, if the dog shows up with a bird  in his mouth that you did not shoot, and no one else is claiming, take it and reward the dog. He might do it again.

4. When hunting chukar, a good dog will want to work the slopes until the talus rips his pads off or until he bursts his heart. Take care of the dog, or you will have to carry the dog back to the truck and the hunt thus ends on a bad note.

5. Good hunting dogs love to hunt. A hunting dog that does not get to hunt is an unhappy dog. A hunting dog that is not allowed to hunt is of no use to hunters, and to the dog himself.

6. Mike Raahauge’s Corollary For Hunting With Dogs- If you change the name of your dog to “Comebackhereyousunovabitch” in the middle of the hunt, you are just confusing the dog. If everyone hunting the same area likewise changes the names of their dogs the same exact way, all you get is a pack of confused dogs and not much hunting gets done.

7. As long as the dog is hunting the same general area you are, and if the dog is well trained or experienced, let him find the birds. His nose is better than yours.

8. When hunting birds with dogs, and while wearing camouflage vests or clothing, be careful where you sit. A dog can mistake you for shrubbery.

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More Pressure Needed Opposing Anti-Gun Legislation in Sacramento

From NRA-ILA:

More Pressure Needed Opposing Anti-Gun Legislation in Sacramento

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Contact your state Senator and Assemblymember TODAY!

The California Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees are scheduled to hear several anti-gun bills this Thursday, August 25.  It is crucial that all California gun owners and sportsmen contact the members of the state Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee to OPPOSE the following anti-gun legislation and SUPPORT the NRA-backed CCW reform bill.

Assembly Bill 809 would require the registration of long guns and is a direct assault on gun rights.  The only value of registration is to help governments confiscate firearms in the future.  Not only does AB 809 violate Second Amendment rights, but it expands the registry to include rifles and shotguns. It would also be a huge waste of taxpayer money at a time when California is drowning in debt.  Gun control advocates estimate the cost of this registration at $400,000, a number that is almost certainly far less than it will actually cost to implement and enforce this registry if enacted.

 Please call and e-mail members of the Senate Appropriations Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE AB 809.

Contact information can be found here.

Senate Bill 124 (OPPOSE) would require every hunter and target shooter in the state to be fingerprinted whenever they purchase ammunition and prohibit the mail order purchase of all ammunition. This would include ammunition popular for hunting and sport shooting that has no association with crime.

Senate Bill 819 (OPPOSE) would allow the Department of Justice to use the Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) funds to help pay for enforcement of California firearm possession laws in the Armed & Prohibited Persons Systems program. The DROS fund monies were originally collected from every firearm purchaser to pay for the administrative process for background checks. This bill will divert and drain hundreds of thousands of dollars of DROS fee monies that YOU have paid for background checks. As a result, the DROS fund will certainly run out of money. When it does, they will almost certainly want another increase in the fees YOU PAY for FIREARM background checks.

Senate Bill 610 (SUPPORT) would standardize the application process for a permit to carry a concealed handgun.  SB 610 would also delete the requirement that a CCW applicant obtain liability insurance as a condition of obtaining a CCW permit.

 Please call and e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE SB 124 and SB 819 and SUPPORT SB 610.

Contact information can be found here.

Anti-gun extremists are working hard to eliminate gun ownership in California by any possible means.  WE need to work harder to remind them that the Constitution still applies to California. Take action today and help save California from destroying what our Founding Fathers established over two centuries ago.

Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners across California urging them to contact members of the state Senate and Appropriations Committee.

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Pressure Still Needed on the California Legislature to Oppose Anti-Gun Legislation

From NRA-IRA:

Pressure Still Needed on the California Legislature to Oppose Anti-Gun Legislation

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY!

The California Legislature is back to work and it is crucial that all California gun owners and sportsmen keep the pressure on their state Senator and Assemblyman to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation. Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners across California urging them to contact their state legislators.

The following bills are scheduled to be heard this Monday, August 22, for final reading in the state Senate and Assembly.  It is imperative that you contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY to OPPOSE these bills, because if they pass, the next stop is the Governor’s office for his consideration.

Call AND e-mail your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE the following bill:

Contact information can be found here.

Assembly Bill 144, back for a second consecutive year, would ban the open carrying of an unloaded handgun.  In reality, the open carrying of firearms by law-abiding citizens is caused by California’s unfair concealed carry laws, which allow citizens from one county to apply for and receive a permit while neighbors in the next county are denied that basic right in an arbitrary manner.

Call and e-mail your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE:

Contact information can be found here.

Senate Bill 427 would grant authority to law enforcement to collect sales records from ammunition retailers, require ammunition vendors to notify local law enforcement of their intention to engage in the business of selling ammunition AND include a list of “calibers” which would have to be registered at the point-of-purchase.  This would include ammunition popular among hunters and collectors that has no association with crime. This point-of-sale registration of all ammunition purchases in the state would be available for inspection by the California Department of Justice at any time.  If enacted, SB 427 would add significant costs to the state, in terms of enforcement and lost sales tax revenue by driving business out-of-state.

Senate Bill 798 would overturn California’s long-standing preemption statute that promotes consistent statewide regulation of air-soft guns, BB guns, and imitation firearms.  California’s statute preempting local regulation of air-soft guns, BB guns and imitation firearms was passed in 1988 in response to violations that occurred due to the confusion caused by a patchwork of varying local ordinances. This firearms preemption statute was necessary to avoid the very problems that SB 798 will create if enacted.

Anti-gun extremists are working hard to eliminate gun ownership in California by any possible means.  WE need to work harder to remind them that the Constitution still applies to California. Take action today and help save California from destroying what our Founding Fathers established over two centuries ago – FREEDOM.

Copyright 2011, National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.
This may be reproduced. It may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.
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“English Riots, Moral Relativism, Gun Control, and the Welfare State”

Daniel Mitchell writes at Cato@Liberty on the connection between the failure of the welfare state, moral relativism, increased gun control, and escalating violence in the UK. The Mother Country’s moral decay, combined with the unfulfilled promises of the welfare state and gun control are a recipe for disaster.

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Britain as a “living laboratory”, Part 827…

Once again, we see Great Britain acting as a living laboratory for us in America.

Gun banners are always quick to make comparisons between the crime rates of the US versus countries like Japan to argue that gun laws bring about a peaceful society. However, these attempts at handwaving anthropology fall short because one cannot compare two nations with two so dissimilar cultures in such a way. But nations like the US and the UK are much more similar and some comparisons can be made.

The UK has been slowly disarming its people since the early 19th century. A right to keep and bear arms theoretically exists in Britain, but the English Bill of Rights makes this right subject to the will of Parliament; and thus, not a right at all. This program of civilian disarmament dramatically accelerated in the 1990s. Now gun ownership, especially for the sole purpose of self defense, is nearly impossible. Those wishing a gun for self defense are told that the police will protect the, and thus there’s no reason for them to be allowed a gun.

Now before these laws, the British homicide rate was far below that of the US as was its overall violent crime rate. And the murder rate has continued to be far below the US rate during this period of experimentation. Violent crime, on the other hand, has skyrocketed in the Mother Country. With each new gun law, we in the US see how disarming the People makes for a more violent society. In fact, we have seen this pattern repeated throughout the rest of the Anglosphere. And tonight, illuminated by the glow of burning cars and shops, we see it again. Defenseless people cannot stand up to a mob. They can only sit idly by as their homes, businesses, and cars burn. They cannot stop that mob from looting every bit of merchandise they have in their stores or taking the clothes from off of their backs. And they are finding that the police cannot do a thing either.

So we in the US can see the shape of things to come by looking across the Atlantic. If we adopt British gun control laws, we can expect a society as violent and crime ridden as theirs. And since our non-firearms murder rate exceeds the overall British murder rate, we can also expect no improvement on that score either. We would have our murder rate combined with their violent crime rate. Lose, lose.

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Our monthly meeting

Just a reminder: Our Council’s monthly meeting for August is tonight. If you in here in the Valley, stop on by. You still have plenty of time to get to Van Nuys. Directions are here.

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The PJ Tatler » Another Government-Sponsored ‘River of Guns’

Howard Nemerov talks about another river of guns that flowed with government approval.

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