Once again, the government shows us they know more than we do. Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 gun control bills into law today, while vetoing some of the most restrictive laws, such as semi-automatic gun bans. However, you can no longer use lead ammunition while hunting.
This is another infringement upon our rights. Not banning semi-automatics do nothing if you don't have legal bullets to put into them. If you can't take away our guns, do the next best thing- take away the ammo. We don't need these laws to protect our children. We have people like me- fathers and grandfathers and responsible adults. It is up to us to teach our children right and wrong and guns and gun safety. Not some Sacramento legislator. Our second amendment is under attack again.
Law makers think these laws will save the children and make our streets safer. First, most deaths involving children and guns are accidental. As tragic as they may be, no laws can undo an accident. Second, gangbangers don't pay attention to gun law restrictions.
Remember the Modesto Junior College student who got cracked down for passing out the constitution on campus? He has filed a lawsuit at the federal courthouse in Fresno. Good for him.
Monday marks the 51st anniversary of the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This week's Manders on the Street asks what people know of President Castro. Of course, we may be confusing this guy:
with this guy:
Rock and pop culture history is alive, as Don E. Branker came to visit. He is a well-known rock concert promoter, who also promoted Evel Knievel's infamous Snake River jump. Branker can be seen on a new Discover Channel special, "Pure Evel," premiering Monday night.
We reminisced about Bill Graham, Cal Jam, the quality of music today vs. yesteryear and the change of the music industry.
Don also has a new book coming out soon, "The Promoter, Don E. Branker, Rockology 1965-76."
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