As Democrats plunge leftward, they push moderates and Hispanics to the right

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In early 2021 I reported the details of an Antifa riot in Pacific Beach on January 9, 2021. Masked militants attacked at least 16 innocent victims. You’d think such an incident would receive universal condemnation from the media, politicians of both parties and even liberal political activists. But the media gave a watered-down characterization of Antifa’s violence and fabricated a …

How about the judge races?

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Recommendation for Upcoming Judical Election By Judge Joe Brannigan At this time of year, many complain about the lack of information pertaining to candidates for judge. This is not surprising, since information is hard to come by. Because of the difficulty in running in countywide Superior Court elections, even the best candidates must often rely on word of mouth, a network …

Why You Should Vote for Kelly Martinez

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I recently posted an article discussing the reasons SDCGO rejected John Hemmerling as a candidate for San Diego County Sheriff.  You can read the many policy issues we have with Hemmerling HERE. Our vetting process led SDCGO to proudly endorse Undersheriff Kelly Martinez for San Diego County Sheriff. Here’s why. I met Kelly Martinez after she was promoted to Undersheriff, …

Busy Day for Health

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On April 26, due to time-consuming debates in previous sessions and untimely equipment failures, the Assembly Health Committee, which I serve as Vice Chair, agendized 56 bills lasting well into the evening.   Several important pieces of legislation made it through the committee. Among these were two bills that I introduced, Assembly Bills 2818 and 2768.  AB 2818 will ultimately …

What’s Wrong with John Hemmerling for Sheriff?

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So, what’s wrong with John Hemmerling for Sheriff, San Diego?  The Sheriff’s race is important to San Diego County Gun Owners because of its local impact on the right to bear arms, since the Sheriff is responsible for the County’s policy on concealed carry weapons permits (CCWs). San Diego County Gun Owners was enormously effective at getting the former Sheriff …

Fentanyl Crisis Grows Due to Liberal Policies

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Last November the Centers for Disease Control reported over 100,000 overdose deaths in the United States, a new record. This represents a 30% increase over the previous year, a number driven by fentanyl and related substances. 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is a deadly scourge. Fentanyl is often found in counterfeit …

A Ray of Hope for California – SB906 dies in committee. The bill was too much even for California legislators.

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Miracle of miracles! The politicians in Sacramento finally produced a bill that was so grotesque that even they could not pass it. We’re referring to SB906, the proposed legislation that would have required parents to disclose information concerning their gun ownership to their children’s school. The bill died in committee last week. I wrote about SB906 here. SB906 was proposed …

Republicans vs. Democrats on the Second Amendment

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The 2022 primary is fairly routine in San Diego with one giant exception.  It is generally accepted that the Republicans are the party of the Second Amendment, and the Democrats aren’t.  The Democrats have earned their reputation, considering the origin of most of the horribly restrictive gun laws in California. The Republican Party, however, hasn’t done nearly as much to earn their …

Hemmerling Endorsed for Sheriff by the Deputy City Attorney’s Association

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Press Release The Deputy City Attorney’s Association (DCAA) of San Diego has endorsed Republican chief criminal prosecutor John Hemmerling for County Sheriff. “I am pleased to announce that the Deputy City Attorneys Association of San Diego has endorsed your candidacy for San Diego County Sheriff in support of your demonstrated commitment to the criminal justice system and the protection of …

Parents, Guns, and Schools – SB906 would require parents that own guns to disclose that information to their children’s school administrators. Is it any of their business?

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Here’s yet another great, constitutionally sound idea from our wise and good politicians in Sacramento that will certainly increase public safety and decrease crime. SB 906, the school safety: mass casualty threats: firearm disclosure billwould require parents who own guns to disclose what guns they own, how they are stored, and where they are stored to school administrators. The bill …

Assemblyman Ward’s Dance with Karl Marx

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 House flippers could be taxed 25 percent of their profit under the California Speculation Act, AB 1771 introduced by Assembly member Chris Ward, D-San Diego. Peace and prosperity are functions of just law. Communities experience peace and prosperity to the extent they uphold the ideas set forth from Scripture and the Declaration of Independence. See: Self-evident truth, all men created …

Lemon Grove Council considers condemnation of a colleague

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We’ve seen some disruptive elected officials over the years, or those accused of being disruptive. In more recent years, then Councilmember Ben Kalasho in El Cajon and former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre come immediately to mind. Yet we’re not sure we’ve seen anything quite like this little flap in Lemon Grove, over Councilwoman Liana LeBaron. See link below. …

Illegal Marijuana Grows in San Diego

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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron  The recreational use of marijuana, legalized by Proposition 64 in 2016, has not eliminated illegal marijuana grow sites in many rural areas throughout the state. The illicit marijuana market continues to thrive, financed by consumers seeking to avoid taxes imposed on sales at legal dispensaries.   This issue is coming to light as a major issue …

Use the surplus! — Desmond letter to Newsom on rising energy costs

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From San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond… Earlier this week, I sent a letter to Governor Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission to immediately implement measures to alleviate rising energy costs. The State of California is expected to have at least a $45.7 billion budget surplus in 2022. These are taxpayer dollars that should be used to lower the …

Baber announces he won’t seek reelection in La Mesa

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With over two decades behind him as a local elected official, La Mesa City Councilman Bill Baber announced during Tuesday night’s council meeting that he will not seek re-election this year. “After 22 years in local government, and with retirement and hopefully grandchildren in my future, it’s time for a new phase of life for me,” said Baber. “Now, without …

Prop 47: Crime Waves Surge

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Mobs of people have been raiding department stores and walking out with thousands of dollars in stolen goods. In some cases, up to 90 people have stormed into stores at one time, and thefts have not been confined to department stores. Union-Pacific freight trains entering Los Angeles are being systematically looted. In October 2021, the railroad reported a 356% increase …

The ATF and National Gun Registration – We’re from the government and we’re here to help

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It’s recently come to light that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is maintaining a searchable database of firearm purchase records. Effectively a federal firearms registry. A firearms registry that contains records of over 920 million firearms transactions. A registry that is expressly forbidden by federal law. A registry that is condoned and encouraged by the Biden …

Sheriff Candidate John Hemmerling Endorsed by The Republican Party of San Diego County

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Press Release Sheriff Candidate John Hemmerling Endorsed by The Republican Party of San Diego County The Republican Party of San Diego County has endorsed chief criminal prosecutor John Hemmerling for County Sheriff. Hemmerling’s career spans 28 years of dedicated service to the City of San Diego and 30 years of faithful military service. He has patrolled the streets, fought to …

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Lessons from the San Diego County Sheriff Race

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Voters often vote in local races with little or no information regarding the candidates for whom they are voting. Think about it. Have you ever voted for a judge, school board member, or city council member having almost no information about that person? How much did you know about the last water board member you voted for? So, why is …