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A Victory!

What a week it has been!     By now you are probably aware the injunction against SB2’s “sensitive locations” is back in place.  Those of us who have concealed carry permits can now go about freely, exercising our Constitutional rights to bear arms just as we have for the last few decades in California.     I want to use...

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel - About the state

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel

The kid was working his magic hard.     For the last 20 minutes I had been watching him at the end of the bar talking to a woman sitting a seat away from him.  She seemed to be about a decade older than him and was wearing a particularly expensive wedding ring.  She nursed her Pinot Noir...

Duncan Finally!!!

We finally got a decision.     We have been waiting for months… well, really years… for Judge Roger T. Benitez to release his opinion in Duncan v Bonta.     You may remember this originally as Duncan v Becerra.     California has Penal Code § 32310(c) and (d) that was amended by Proposition 63 which essentially made the mere possession of a...

Hear Me Heathens and Wizards and Serpents of Sin

  “Hear me now, oh, thou bleak and unbearable world Thou art base and debauched as can be And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee!   Hear me, heathens and wizards and serpents of sin All your dastardly doings are past For a holy endeavor is now to begin And virtue shall triumph at last!”   So...

Boland v Bonta

MAJOR NEWS!!!   Injunction issued regarding CA Roster!!!   I was in Federal Court today making an appearance on an unrelated matter when my phone began to blow up….in a really really good way!   The California Rifle and Pistol Association, (CRPA) in conjunction with the law firm of Michele and Associates had filed a lawsuit challenging the CA Handgun Roster. ...

Executive Orders

On Thursday of last week, President Biden announced his “executive actions” on gun control. This is somewhat of a misnomer as he really did not issue any “executive actions”. The President… all presidents… are allowed to use executive actions when authorized by Congress during states of national emergency and when necessary to clarify executive actions...

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The State Laid Bare

The State Laid Bare   Last week the California Department of Justice put a little missive on the DES website’s login page.  (The DES is for California gun dealers to initiate the DROS process for someone to be able to legally take possession of a firearm.)  It reads as follows:   Under Penal Code section 28220(f)(4), the Department of...

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Duncan v Becerra, Part III

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him in...

Go East Young Man

Go East, Young Man?

Go East, Young Man?   Over the last few years there has been a noticeable migration of citizens from California and New York to points east and south.  There are many reasons for this phenomenon.    If you subscribe to Marxist economic theories, then it is simply a rational act by greedy capitalists looking to maximize profits by moving...