We at GOC are hardly soothsayers, but we’ve been in this game long enough to know that liberals will never pass up an opportunity to mess with our gun rights. As predicted, the compost pile of California legislation has grown! It’s as if they are trying to out “anti-gun” each other, and we – the … More Legislative Compost – Good Stuff, Too
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
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
The Legislature returns to the final month of this year’s session on August 17; this means they have until September 11 to inflict as much damage on Californians as they can. Even though the gun battle in the halls of the State Capitol was less noisy in 2015, this doesn’t mean it was any less … More What’s Happening, California?