News from the Lost Cause that was once the glorious California Republic: Governor Brown signs law banning open carry of unloaded long guns. Concealed carry of handguns was banned in California in 1923. (One of many states to enact the "Uniform Act to Regulate the Sale and Possession of Firearms"–which was originally aimed at part in disarming "uppity" black World War I veterans.) Then, in 1967 open carry of loaded guns on public streets or in motor vehicles was banned (one of then Governor Ronald Reagan’s darkest days), out of fear of a few dozen "uppity" Black Panthers. More recently, the state legislature banned carrying unloaded handguns. What is next? A ban on carrying pictures of guns? (They are already suspending school students for making drawings of guns.) My advice to Californians: Take The Gap before the chains of tyranny get any heavier or your shackles get any tighter! Living as a gun owner in California is much like the life of a battered wife. Only after a long string of abuses and indignities will most have the courage to walk out. While many states like Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming are loosening concealed carry restrictions, the Mickey Mouse State has executed a couple of column lefts, and is marching the other direction. It is time to Vote With Your Feet, folks!
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Reader Lynn G. sent: Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification
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My brother wrote to mention that he spotted my latest novel Founders on sale at his local COSTCO store, for just $ 14.19 per copy. With the current high cost of UPS shipping, this might be the best way to pick up a few copies for gifts.
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3D printer company seizes its leased unit from the home of a man planning to print out a pistol. JWR Observes: Even the BATFE’s own web page (see question A6 on page 176) notes that as long as a serial number is marked, it is perfectly legal for any adult non-felon citizen (and someone not "engaged in the business") to make a firearm receiver or frame for their own use, completely outside of Federal jurisdiction–just as long as it is not a full auto, a short-barreled rifle or shotgun, or a cartridge-firing rifle over .50 caliber, an AOW (concealed or gadget gun) or an arcane Section 922(r) violation for "…assembling a nonsporting semi-automatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts." No license or paperwork of any sort is required.