CDC Takes Aim at Gun Violence

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was once an agency that the American people trusted without question. I personally have always held that opinion and trusted the CDC as having the last word on public health issues. Events of the last 18 months have drastically changed my view and, I suspect, the same has happened with many people. …

The one thing needed in your Afghanistan press release

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Among the mixed emotions of sadness and outrage resulting from the last two days, also comes the inevitable. The flurry of press releases and statements hitting my email and social media feed, pumped out by elected officials at every level, as well as the candidates trying to defeat them, and by local party organizations. Every one of them with the …

The Best and Worst States for Gun Owners

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Guns and Ammo magazine recently published their annual ranking of the best and worst states for gun owners. The magazine has been publishing the annual study since 2013. For those of us immersed in the firearms community the rankings are not surprising. Nevertheless, there is some interesting information in the article. For those without access to the magazine I offer …

The Case Against Bump Stocks Is About Much More Than Bump Stocks

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In March of 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) took it upon itself to make a certain firearm accessory illegal to sell or possess under penalty of fine and or imprisonment. That accessory is the bump stock. The ATF ruling considers a bump stock a machine gun (absurd?). The maximum penalty for possession of a bump stock …

Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey to take on Rep. Scott Peters

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This morning, Scott Lewis of Voice of SD, KUSI, and we’re sure a few others, picked up on Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey’s newly-filed Federal Election Commission paperwork, showing he’s mounting a campaign against 52nd District Congressman Scott Peters. SD Rostra reached out to the Bailey campaign. “We have a track record in Coronado of keeping the public safe, paving our …

Address Your Nonprofit Funding Concerns To Your Local Municipality

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Guest Commentary by Dan Bickford City Councils and Supervisorial Districts are meeting to discuss how to spend the millions of dollars coming available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds are being made available through the federal government for direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy and beating the virus. Municipal recipients of the funds …

CA GOP will not endorse a recall candidate

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A Saturday morning California Republican Party meeting resulted in no candidate receiving an endorsement in the recall election to replace Governor Gavin Newsom. California GOP leaders will not endorse candidate for recall election “I’m glad to see this CRP endorsement fiasco finally come to a proper end,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California. “But (Kevin) Faulconer’s insider scheming still …

“Show Us Your Papers” ~The San Diego Union-Tribune

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“Show Us Your Papers” ~The San Diego Union-Tribune By Amy Reichert ReOpen San Diego A good friend of mine hates Donald Trump with a white-hot passionate hatred. She did not vote for Trump. After reading a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article by Michael Smolens entitled, “People who won’t get COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t complain about restrictions” she said to me, “I …

Larry Elder Dominates in Reform California Recall Poll of Grassroots Activists

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Press Release Larry Elder Dominates in Reform California Recall Poll of Grassroots Activists Three-quarters of grassroots activists selected Larry Elder as their “first choice” in Recall Election; race is a toss-up for “second choice” The grassroots activists that powered the Recall signature drive are uniting behind one candidate in the upcoming Recall Election – namely Larry Elder. Reform California today …

Making a Citizen’s Arrest – A Good Idea?

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The citizen’s arrest is a concept most of us are familiar with, probably from TV shows and movies. But is there really such a thing? It turns out that the citizen’s arrest is a real thing and is defined in statutes in most states including California. But is it a good idea for a legally armed citizen to execute one? …

Will Your Carry Gun Work When You Need It?

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Will your carry gun work when you need it? Are you sure? Recently I read an article by Greg Ellifritz on the subject. Ellifritz is a retired law enforcement officer (LEO) and is currently an author and trainer. He trains LEOs and civilians through his Active Response Training School. In addition, he writes regularly, and his website is a great …

Concealed Carry and Training

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Many jurisdictions require a minimum level of training and qualification in order to issue a concealed carry permit. Many do not. California requires eight hours of training which includes passing a fifteen round qualification shoot at the range. There are many good arguments for and against a mandatory training requirement. Where there is little argument is that those who wish …

Elder sues to be on recall ballot: the legal pleadings

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Conservative talk show host Larry Elder is suing Secretary of State Shirley Weber in an effort to have his name added to the list of 41 candidates qualified for the September 14 recall election. Here is just one related article resulting from Elder’s press conference this morning, in U.S. News & World Report. For the true political or legal wonk, …

Will California Gun Owners Ever Be Able to Stop Butchering Their Rifles?

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This is a guest post by Richard Douglas. AR-15s in California look funny. It would seem at times that the whole state might be happy to outlaw guns completely. Yet there are several gun enthusiasts in the state. What about them? California’s War on Guns Aside from forcing its citizens to butcher their rifles by swapping out pistol grips for …

Larry Elder doesn’t qualify for recall. Or does he?

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Note: The below article was written Sunday, July 18, 2021, in the morning. See Sunday night updates at the end. The entry of conservative talk show célèbre Larry Elder in the California governor’s recall election last week gave many Republicans and conservatives a rallying figure in what they otherwise saw as a moribund field. The deadline to qualify for the …

Marijuana, Christianity and Jamul

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I attended a fundraiser last week for an area elected official. During the event an individual I know to be a sincere Christ follower made the following public comment to the legislator: “Thank you for keeping pot shops out of Jamul.” Her comment saddened me. While I applaud the activism of my fellow brothers and sisters, I find it inconsistent. …

New Stormwater Fees/Taxes in San Diego?

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SAN DIEGO, CA (July 15, 2021) — Haney Hong, president & CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, released the following statement today on the City of San Diego Environment Committee discussions on additional taxes or fees for stormwater infrastructure: “While we appreciate the city of San Diego’s existing need for financial resources to maintain stormwater infrastructure and the …

A tale of two cities’ transparency: Carlsbad and La Mesa

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A comparison of how two area cities are handling public access to information about vacancies on their city councils.  Carlsbad The news of Cori Schumacher’s resignation from the Carlsbad City Council last Friday rippled quickly throughout San Diego area political circles. Given the suddenness of the announcement, a big well done to the City of Carlsbad for having the news …

Facing recall, Schumacher resigns from Carlsbad City Council

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Press Release Controversial Carlsbad City Councilmember Facing Recall Announces Resignation Reform California Had Targeted Councilmember Cori Schumacher for Recall After San Diego Judge Found Cori Schumacher Liable for Harassment and Retaliation Against Her Constituents Carlsbad, CA – Just days before a signature drive was slated to wrap up to force a Recall Election against her, controversial Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori …