“WOW” commented GOC Executive Director Sam Paredes’ following his meeting with Women in Arms. “Those women are dialed in!” Last week, Sam was privileged to speak before the group In Yuba City, where he gave a detailed run down on state and federal court cases, plus a legislative update on gun bills in the Legislature.… More Sam Paredes Speaks to Women in Arms
Legislative Leopards can’t (or won’t try) to change their spots and have thus sent three anti-gun bills (SB 347/Jackson – SB 707/Wolk – AB 1134/Stone) to the desk of Governor Brown. Two of the three demonstrate an especially juvenile perspective on how to curb crime in California – Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (SB 347), for… More Anti-Gun Bills Land on Governor’s Desk
Final Days – Hot, Sticky – and Sneaky Even at full throttle, there is little the Capitol’s air conditioners can do to alleviate the thick, warm air generated by all the bodies thrust into the building as summer winds down in Sacramento. These are the final days of the legislative session – tensions are amped… More LEGISLATIVE LOOPHOLES – ROUND 2
THE GUT and AMEND When we talk about “gutting” anything, we are usually referring to what happens to an animal after a successful hunt. A “legislative” gut is a tad similar in that innards (content) are removed, but there is nothing positive about it. It’s a favorite, yet shifty maneuver where a supposedly insignificant bill… More LEGISLATIVE LOOPHOLES – ROUND 1
In the wake of the California Assembly passing SB 707, which bans concealed carrying on school campuses, although a crime has never been committed on a California school campus by a ccw holder, the following report spikes our interest. Bob Owens of Bearing Arms reports that Duke Researcher Christopher J. Conover has determined cars are 80%… More Cars 80% More Perilous Than Guns?
Working the halls of the Capitol is like playing tennis with Jello. You might make contact but you still get slimed in the process! We at GOC aren’t afraid to get a little – or a lot messy as we battle against those who are so insulated from reality that we call them firearm fraidy-cats.… More Legislative Jello and the Wisdom of Mark Twain…
GOC Executive Director Sam Paredes made his way through the crowds last week to testify before the Assembly Appropriations Committee in opposition to SB 707* (Wolk) and SB 347* (Jackson) – two bills which are nothing more than the anti-gunner’s irrational attempts to reduce crime in California. Bills having any sort of fiscal price tag… More Assembly Committee Doesn’t Want to Hear the Opposition