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    Gun bill overreacts to an overreaction
    April 23, 2010

    Second Amendment advocates have held a series of provocative events in the past few months to protest what they see as an erosion of their right to keep and bear arms.

    And, as if on cue, liberals in the state Assembly are working hard to prove them right.

    Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, a Democrat from San Diego, introduced a bill early this month that would ban handgun owners from openly carrying holstered, unloaded firearms, as state law has long allowed. This week it passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee

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    That said, so far the dangers of the “open carry” crowd exist only in their opponents’ imagination. The protests — while ill-mannered and intimidating to many — have peacefully made a political statement, and Saldana’s reaction only proves their point that the 2nd Amendment is under siege.

    It’s also an all-too-typical example of legislating by headline. Saldana’s bill, AB 1934, is not a well-considered law to a address pressing public safety problem, but a knee-jerk response to a few news stories and the surrounding hullabulloo.

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    Outstanding-... this is my local newspaper. Its pretty gratifying that there are media outlets that recognize what is going on here is an improper reaction to lawful, peaceable conduct.
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    Mike wrote:
    http://www.redding.com/news/2010/apr...ial_open_carry

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    Gun bill overreacts to an overreaction
    April 23, 2010

    Second Amendment advocates have held a series of provocative events in the past few months to protest what they see as an erosion of their right to keep and bear arms.

    And, as if on cue, liberals in the state Assembly are working hard to prove them right.

    Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, a Democrat from San Diego, introduced a bill early this month that would ban handgun owners from openly carrying holstered, unloaded firearms, as state law has long allowed. This week it passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee

    . . .

    That said, so far the dangers of the “open carry” crowd exist only in their opponents’ imagination. The protests — while ill-mannered and intimidating to many — have peacefully made a political statement, and Saldana’s reaction only proves their point that the 2nd Amendment is under siege.

    It’s also an all-too-typical example of legislating by headline. Saldana’s bill, AB 1934, is not a well-considered law to a address pressing public safety problem, but a knee-jerk response to a few news stories and the surrounding hullabulloo.

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    ConditionThree wrote:
    Outstanding-... this is my local newspaper. Its pretty gratifying that there are media outlets that recognize what is going on here is an improper reaction to lawful, peaceable conduct.
    Did you read the article I did. The author is telling people to stop OCing because we might lose the right. Not outstanding in my opinion.
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    It's interesting that the anti's say that guns are for killing. I agree. If you intend to do violence to me or mine, my intentionsare to kill you. I consider it my responsibility to help clean up the gene pool. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
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    Venator wrote:
    ConditionThree wrote:
    Outstanding-... this is my local newspaper. Its pretty gratifying that there are media outlets that recognize what is going on here is an improper reaction to lawful, peaceable conduct.
    Did you read the article I did. The author is telling people to stop OCing because we might lose the right. Not outstanding in my opinion.
    I have to agree with Venator, while the article was "bashing" the Saldana legislation, it also was advocating that people don't exercise their RIGHT or it could be taken away. I then propose that if that is the case, it wouldn't be a RIGHT.

    BAD ARTICLE for gun rights but it does bash Saldana.
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    Yes, after reading through it, it appears to be a snarky 'stop or you will get what you deserve' warning.


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    Gundude wrote:
    It's interesting that the anti's say that guns are for killing. I agree. If you intend to do violence to me or mine, my intentionsare to kill you. I consider it my responsibility to help clean up the gene pool. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
    Hmmmm Mike Rowe is always looking for new ideas........
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