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Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

By Don Thompson - Associated Press | Friday, October 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

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Brown signed 4 and vetoed 7 new gun laws .


Brown Bans Hunting

Before you get too excited about Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown, please understand that AB 711--banning lead hunting ammunition--has been signed by his eminence. Moonbeam's signature on this wretched piece of legislation effectively bans hunting in California.

Inert lead in ammunition is not the same as industrial lead, the primary source of California condor ingestion. And, as typical of do-gooder legislation, non-lead ammunition alternatives are expensive, damage guns, less effective and could be banned federally because they are technically considered to be armor-piercing. There is also the question of these alternatives' harmful effect on wildlife--due to the propensity to develop sharp shrapnel on impact, in which other wildlife may eat...causing internal bleeding. Additionally, to save the condors and the children and the environment and for your safety...the lead ban could easily be expanded to private ranges, target shooting on national and state lands and storage of ammo in your home.

More piecemeal legislation that sets the stage for future CA governors to decree a more expansive ban, further restricting our natural, God-given rights.

“The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.” - Ron Paul

nailed it.


Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

It's too much to digest on a

Friday......I can't believe it; it's too much good news.


Cook v. Illinois

From the LA Weekly article that jscottb15 cited below:

"In 2009, while attorney general, Brown filed a friend-of-the-court brief siding with the National Rifle Assn.'s attempt to overturn a gun ban in Chicago. Brown wrote to the U.S. Supreme Court that he feared "California citizens could be deprived of the constitutional right to possess handguns in their homes.""

Where I grew up (Pacific Northwest) Democratic politicians *used to* be pretty good on 2nd Amendment/RKBA issues. Wouldn't mind seeing more of a trend back to that.

Ron Paul never hesitated to

Ron Paul never hesitated to reach across the aisle to fight for freedom.

In my small town, I campaigned for a conservative Democratic candidate against our corrupt, big-spending Republican mayor.

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

It sounds like the Colorado...

It sounds like the Colorado recall of 2 politicians and 1 on the way is making an impact. Keep the pressure on, people!



People forget that Brown is a gun owner. He has 3, one is a .38 special and how much you wanna bet one of the other two is a Semi-auto rifle?


I Californian...

...haven't forgotten that Brown outlawed open carry, yet is a permitted, concealed gun carrier himself--and good luck on obtaining a permit in this state unless you're part of the ruling aristocracy. Brown is a hypocritical gun-grabber.

“The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.” - Ron Paul

Elimination of California Open Carry

Originated in the Mulford Act introduced in 1967 - aimed at preventing the
police monitoring patrols conducted by the Black Panthers in Oakland and elsewhere.

The Panthers conducted an armed rally against the proposed law at the state capitol in May 1967.

The news media and politicians freaked out - white people wanted to be saved from "niggers with guns" and the bill passed... signed into law by Governor Ronald Reagan.

A friend of mine used to have an original Black Panther pamphlet in which they were
appealing to white gun owners to oppose the bill - pointing our that it was in their own interest to do so.

Hindsight's 20-20, as they say...


A slippery slope indeed...

Mulford Act banned the open carry of loaded firearms, AB 144 signed by Brown expanded the ban to open carry of unloaded hand guns. Brown later signed legislation to include shotguns and rifles to close the 'loophole.' The shrill cries of nanny progressives could be heard from San Francisco to LA on these bills...guaranteeing their passage. This time done not for 'those other people', but to stop those 'radical constitutionalists' from fulfilling their birthright--the right of free people to bear arms.

Yep, hindsight is 20-20...

“The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.” - Ron Paul


Who has kidnapped Governor Brown and who is this imposter that has replaced him?



To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

Right On!!!!

Governor Moonbeam must've been bitten by the Liberty Fairy! He nullified NDAA, he legalized Industrial Hemp, and now this!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

WOW!! This Even Surprised Me

Governor "MOONBEAM" must want to run a second term down the road..


He didn't have a choice

Signing this would have caused an insurrection.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.


That is pretty much it!

People would have gone Crazy!! A ban on the sale of every semi-auto rifle and a registration on all currently owned ones would have made ppl go nutters... yep even here in California.

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Unexpected, unpredictable things do indeed happen.

He's the man.


surprising. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, after previously being Calif. governor became Attorney General vowing to "enforce California's laws".

Now this after he legalizes growing hemp and nullifies NDAA? It's like the twilight zone... or could we be winning :)


awesome! But what are the ones that did manage to pass. Can't find which ones yet.