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Friday
Jun222012

UPDATE: CA Bullet Button Controversy

California has big problem with the bullet button, yet no one really knows how to handle this problem.  If you are out of the loop please see my recent post outlining the complete BS surrounding the bullet button controversy.  San Francisco CBS 5 has done an update to their news story that seems to have started all this madness.  Check out the vid:

For SF I would have expected a ton of liberal anti-gun propaganda, but I'm quite impressed at how unbiased the coverage seems to be.  The best part of the whole vid, was that that Kamala Harris didn't want to get pwnd on the news and sent her media lackey to fumble over gun laws.  Check out the direct quote:

“If someone is found with a gun that’s assembled and the bullet button on the gun, that is an illegal gun in the state of California,” she told us. Within seconds, however, she said the opposite. “But a bullet button is legal, right?” we asked her. “Yes.”

Wow, I never ceased to be amazed that a legislature that put these crappy laws into effect has little to no comprehension of how they work. Those licensed gun stores across the state are selling illegal weapons?  Nope, but the Harris administration just doesn't understand a damned thing about guns or legislature.  Lol, if the bullet button is legal, than isn't this whole plot to ban the button a moot point?

I also like how there is this "we don't want these guns in our state" mentality (thanks Don Peralta, author of the AW ban) which is a complete falsehood.  I would estimate several hundred thousand ARs and AKs with bullet buttons currently take residence in California.  Let's not forget the assault weapons ban was not something that the people voted on in a general election.  The libs decided it was good and made it law... Well, a poorly written confusing loop hole style law that they are back peddling on years later.

So what's the answer?  Well as I said before, but I don't think anything will happen.  If the button gets deemed illegal there will be a TON of "assault weapons" floating around that are "sorta legal".  The AW registration simply won't ever happen again, and at best case maybe this is a step towards the complete removal of the bullet button in favor of non-modified AR or AK :)

One a closing note, I feel bad for the guy who got arrested with his bullet button rifle.  I'm glad he is suing the DOJ, and I hope this helps the overall case for AWs in CA.  You think maybe this guy could have taken some money that he got from selling of his ARs and GET THAT FRIGGIN CRACK IN THE WINDSHIELD FIXED!!!!!

hat tip Mike from up north

Thursday
Jun142012

EPIC: Gun Amusement Park

If you had to pick a state where a gun amusement park would reside, I'll bet the People's Republic of California would not be at the top of the list.  Remember that show Top Shot?  Yea, I quit watching too after all the chicks crapped out in the first few episodes, and the d-bag dudes (sweetened with artificial man drama) fought for the winners seat .  Anywho, Colby that guy yells throughout the entire episode the host of Top Shot, has opened his own gun themed amusement park called Texas Triggers.  Check out the trailer and I'll start continue cracking wise.

What?  You mean the gun amusement park isn't in Cali?  LOL... You are now only one flight and a few thousand rounds away from being a d-bag sweeted with man drama participating in the same style of Top Shot challenges.  In my opinion you could probably leave the crossbows and ".22 shooting small targets from far away" off the cool guy menu.  Hell, I can shoot Q-Tips at 15 feet in the PRK with my 10/22.  The "ma deuce" looks like a blast, as well as the long range .50 cal sniper stuff.  Did you find it strange that you didn't see explosions after the 37mm went off?  Those blue rounds are for practice, filled with chalk, and don't go boom.

No word on pricing, and the website is live yet.  My guess is the 3 day stay and the ranch is well over $3k.

Monday
May142012

Denied CCW Applicant Thwarts Home Invasion

Defending yourself in California is dramatically more difficult than the rest of the Union.  I know our state is only in the hole for about $16 billion, and why not turn down a little extra revenue for CCWs.  A CCW is a license to carry a concealed weapon.  A lot of places in the US simply "issue" these licenses to good law abiding citizens who take the class, pay the processing fees, and have a clean background.  Sure there are a few counties in CA that will issues them, but for those who live in liberal populated places like LA, OC, SF, etc. you can pretty much forget it.  The county will promptly take your money and then send  you a letter of denial.

A good citizen who resides in Antioch, CA was denied a CCW because he didn't have a "good cause."  In this great state, you must provide a legitimate reason, such as owning a business where you transport a lot of cash or jewelry, or you've been victim of a hate crime.  This fella in Antioch ended up saving his neighbor from a home invasion, and there was a murder that occurred with a stone's throw from his house.  Sounds like a pretty "good cause" if you ask me.  Read his story below courtesy of the Examiner:

My name is Justin Childers and I am a lifelong resident of the City of Antioch, California.  I was born here, raised here, and enjoyed living in this city until recently.  Lately, the level of violent crime in this city has grown exponentially, and has made this city less desirable to my family, friends and myself.

On the morning of April 24, 2012 I was the victim of an attempted home invasion robbery.  I was awoken at 5:15 a.m. to a loud bang, followed by yelling.  Seconds later, I received a phone call from my neighbor upstairs. She was in a panic and she told me that someone broke into the garage, and was trying to get into the house.  I immediately grabbed my flashlight and my handgun, and I ran upstairs wearing nothing but a t-shirt and boxer briefs.  As I reached the top of the stairs, I was met by my neighbor.  She told me that someone was in the garage, and he was still trying to force his way in.  I ran to the window on the side of the garage where I saw the intruder. I shined my light on him and took aim and instructed him to lie down on his stomach. He looked at me, realized that he was in my sights and had nowhere to run, and  he decided to comply.  As he lay down on the ground, I instructed him to put his hands behind his head, and interlock his fingers. Then I told him to cross his legs, and warned him not to move, or I would fire on him.  As he lay there, he began to tell me that he was running from someone who was trying to kill him, and was seeking safety inside.  At this time he started to take his hands off his head to try and plead with me to let him go.  I yelled at him again and said “Put your hands back on your head and don’t move or I will shoot you.” 

He said “O.K., O.K., don’t shoot.”

At this time the Antioch Police arrived and went through the house, and out into the garage.  I kept my weapon trained on him until the suspect was in custody.  After he was placed in handcuffs, I unloaded my weapon, and began speaking with the police outside.  The officers on scene said that my actions were heroic, and that I probably prevented something much worse from happening.  The suspect attempted to convince the police that it was me who had been trying to kill him before breaking in.  The police found a crack pipe in his pocket, and told me that the man had prior offences in Alameda County for similar crimes.

The irony is that on February 2, I finally had enough of the rampant crime that was spreading across my beloved hometown, and applied with the Antioch Police Department for a concealed weapons permit.  A few days later, on February 11, 2012, at 9:14 P.M., two people were shot  424 feet from my front door.  During my CCW interview with Detective Dean Pfeiffer, he informed me that Chief Allan Cantando simply does not issue CCW permits to citizens.  A few weeks later, on March 28, I received a letter of denial from Chief Allan Cantando, pertaining to my application for a Carry Concealed Weapons permit, citing that he believed that I did not demonstrate "good cause". 

I am a law-abiding and tax-paying citizen.  I included with my application a certified report from the court stating that I have no criminal record, and I followed protocol exactly.  I conducted research and went into the CCW process prepared, and cited both valid and legitimate reasons for needing a concealed carry permit, as recognized by the State of California.  I believe that Chief Cantando was prejudicial in my case, and denied my application automatically without review.

The Antioch Police Department is an invaluable asset to this city, and without doubt, does the best job possible with the resources they have available. The bottom line is that the police cannot be everywhere all of the time, and with the out-of-control crime in this city, every law-abiding citizen is faced with no other option that to take personal responsibility for their own safety and that of their loved ones.  As demonstrated in multiple U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the police have no duty to protect any one single individual, only the public in general.  I have been preparing for this exact scenario for years, and I possess the tools, training, and mental focus necessary to control the situation without the need to fire on the suspect unless faced with no other option.  Mine is a prime example of the reason why Antioch Chief of Police, Allan Cantando, needs to re-evaluate his policy of rejecting every application for concealed weapons permits that comes across his desk, and issue these permits if the applicants applying qualify as common, law-abiding citizens.

One might wonder whether or not Chief Cantando has a plan for protecting my family when the suspect who forced his way into my house is release on bail and possibly returns looking to retaliate.  He knows what I look like and where I live.  In Chief Cantando’s world, he leaves no way for me to defend myself outside of my home.

I urge the citizens of Antioch to petition the Chief of Police to change his policy before they end up becoming victims of the escalating level of violent crime in this city.    

h/t JTT

Tuesday
Oct112011

WTF Gov. Brown...

::sigh:: When Arnold left office, the People's Republik of Kalifornia was happy to see him go.  He enacted some crap-tastic gun laws and did a whole lot of nothing for the PRK.  Gov. Brown took the reigns and I had heard he was a real sportsman who loved guns; I doubt it now!  He passed a bunch of bills, and I'll talk about a few of them.

Assembly Bill 809

Registering long guns?  WTF?  I'm sure this will help keep track of all those hunters criminals who purchase bolt action rifles to use in bank robberies.... This will cost the PRK a bunch of money and I genuinely feel this is not where our efforts should be focused. 

Assembly Bill 144

Open carry is now illegal.  I knew this was coming and it is kinda sad.  I was offended that a few PRK gun owners took it upon themselves to (represent all PRK gun owners) put this law to the test by rockin' their pistols in public.  Look, I understand that is "legal" but isn't exactly good for the liberal sheeple that live in this state.  By "drumming up awareness" you've now passed bill 144 based on your public statement of bringing your cheap ass .32 auto to the local Starbucks.

Dream Act

Another great place to put resources, the illegal aliens of the PRK!  WTF seriously?  I could do a whole post on this alone, but once again, is this the answer to PRK's problems?  Of course not.... You can read all the details about it here.

The NRA put together a list of firearms related bills:

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Three Anti-Gun Bills into Law
 
On Sunday, California gun owners and sportsmen were dealt another blow when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law three anti-gun bills (AB 809, SB 819 and AB 144) and vetoed a fourth (SB 427) only because there is a pending lawsuit, according to his veto message on the bill. The Governor did sign one pro-gun bill (SB 610) into law.
 
Below is a description of each of the bills Governor Brown signed into law. AB 144 and SB 819 will take effect on January 1, 2012. AB 809 will take effect on January 1, 2014.
 
Assembly Bill 809 will require the registration of any newly purchased long guns. Not only does AB 809 violate Second Amendment rights by expanding California’s gun registry to include rifles and shotguns, it is also 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. The only value of registration is to help governments confiscate firearms in the future. To view Governor Brown’s signing message click here.
 
Senate Bill 819 allows 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 new law will divert hundreds of thousands of dollars of DROS fee monies that YOU have paid for background checks. As a result, the DROS fund will run out of money and when it does, they will want another increase in the fees YOU PAY for FIREARM background checks in California.
 
Assembly Bill 144 bans 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.
                       
Senate Bill 427 was vetoed by the Governor. Unfortunately, the only reason he vetoed this bill was because of the pending lawsuit against its predecessor, AB 962. Not once did the Governor mention how this bill will negatively affect California gun owners, sportsmen or retailers.
 
This bill would have granted authority to law enforcement to collect sales records from ammunition retailers, required ammunition vendors to notify local law enforcement of their intention to engage in the business of selling ammunition AND includes a list of calibers which would have to be registered to purchasers at the point-of-purchase. This list contains ammunition popular among hunters and collectors. 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. To view Governor Brown’s veto message click here.
 
As noted above, Governor Brown did sign one pro-gun bill (SB 610) into law.
 
Senate Bill 610 standardizes the application process for a permit to carry a concealed handgun and removes the requirement that a CCW applicant obtain liability insurance as a condition of obtaining a CCW permit.

 

Tuesday
Jul122011

The 51st State... Southern California?

I frequently lament about the problems facing the Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia.  The big issues facing CA are often overlooked by important environmental concerns such as banning plastic bags.  The state complains about more money, and then tries to squeeze some tax revenue out of Amazon killing my affiliate program (thanks Jerry Brown!).  To fix massive traffic issues the 405 will be closed for an entire weekend to add a whopping ONE LANE!  I won't even get started on the gun issues...

If only we could live in a place that had great gun laws, encouraged businesses to stay and hire people, had great tax benefits for the working citizens, got rid of graffiti, handled illegal aliens, and addressed traffic concerns...  No I'm not talking about moving to Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Washington, Utah or a myriad of other states.  What about a brand new state but located in beautiful sunny southern California!

Repulican Jeff Stone from Riverside has proposed just that!  Wouldn't it be amazing!  I wouldn't have to leave my friends and family and I could still live in a place that embraces conservative values and accessible 2nd amendment friendly gun laws!  This new proposed state would only include the following awesome conservative counties:

Riverside, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Orange (WOOT!), San Bernadino, San Diego, and Tulare.

Sounds like a winning hand to me!  I'll keep you posted as the status of our future conservative mecca.  Read more info in the LA Times or visit Jeff Stone.