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Posted: 4/1/2002 9:56:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2002 10:00:14 AM EDT by ARMUSA]
With all the new legislation, we just can't make it as a gun store any more. We refuse to sell freakin' beanie babies to make a living, so we're heading for Nevada, or Idaho, heck, somewhere where it's still a FREE country and somwhere it's ok to like guns and it's OKAY TO TALK ABOUT THEM. You can thank your socialist legislators and the sheeple who voted them into office. Blame it on the apathetic Kaliphornia ostrich, with his/her head in the sand. It's true, today is April Fool's Day and yes, it's true, I'm joking. THIS TIME. We're not going anywhere YET, but it's just a matter of time, I'm sure, unless we turn this state around. We're not quitters. We enjoy running the store and we really enjoy our customers, so we're stickin' around still and doing our part to make things make turn around. If not, we truly WILL be out of this state. And we won't look back. Jolynne
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:03:25 AM EDT
Kali sucks and thats no joke. It sucks because it is a socialist/communist breeding ground. It sucks because Kali laws usually become Federal laws. That is why crazy people migrate there. To effect government policy.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:15:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2002 10:16:40 AM EDT by ARMUSA]
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Kali sucks and thats no joke.
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I'll second that. You can't beat the weather though.
That is why crazy people migrate there. To effect government policy.
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The sane ones migrate OUT. But I'm trying to get things to change. Futile, maybe. Noble, sure. But if we just up and split without a fight, would we be quitters? Jo
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:22:21 AM EDT
Start Packing Up: Check the www.drudgereport today. A California legislator has introduced a bill that would tax "bullets" $0.05 ea. to pay for the medical care of gun shot injuries. Maybe someone should introduce legislation that states if you don't engage in promiscuous sodomy or use illicit I.V. drugs, you won't have to pay for care of AIDS patients.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:29:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Brooks: Start Packing Up: Check the www.drudgereport today. A California legislator has introduced a bill that would tax "bullets" $0.05 ea. to pay for the medical care of gun shot injuries.
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Yep, already heard that. I'm working on an email campaign to keep that from happening. Jo
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:55:00 AM EDT
Dang you scared me for a sec. First the two B&B's, then that outfit in LA, and now you.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 10:56:54 AM EDT
Well I'll be jiggered: The legislator Don Perata, who says he will introduce the bill has a CCW permit. This also from the Drudge Report.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 11:25:15 AM EDT
There is a good reason for that .05 tax on bullets. The budget is a fiasco. They want to securitize the [b]Tobacco Settlement[/b] monies ($450 million per year), which were destined for health care, to generate $4 billion in bond proceeds to help narrow the budget deficit. That's right, the whole freakin' thing hijacked. Then we have the energy fiasco bonds ($13 billion) that will be finanaced over 15 years. The bill, SB 673, that would have directed tobacco settlement funds to health care of uninsured low-income people who tend to use tobacco products and not have health care never made it to the governor's desk. So 10 years of these funds will not go for health care but to balance the budget (this year's budget). A short-term fix for a long term problem. Where's the outrage? If we cannot defeat Davis this year, we are heading for disaster.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 11:38:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 11:46:34 AM EDT
Maybe when Kaliban goes bankrupt they will finally figure out that you can't pay for all the "Social Programs" they want. One can only hope....
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 11:59:47 AM EDT
I realize that California bashing is popular around here. Hell, between making phone calls, sending letters, faxes & e-mails to my elected officials about all this crap, I know I've done my share of Cali-bashing. But I have to stop & think from time to time about when I first moved out here a few years back. I lived in NYC for most of my life, then Boston for about a decade. I think about the hoops I had to jump through just to be told I can't buy a gun. Then I come to California, walk in to a gunshop, show the guy at the counter my DD-214 and he sells me a new pistol. Okay, it was used -- but you get the idea. And my meager collection has expanded since then. Of course, it's actually a little sad that I was so ecstatic that I was finally "allowed" to exercise a Constitutionally guaranteed right. After a waiting period. And it doesn't mean things are good here right now. It's always been a crapshoot as to whether you can get a CCW. And I recognize that it's gotten worse in the short time I've been here. But that's precisely why I'm making phone calls, sending letters, faxes & e-mails to my elected officials about all this crap. Because at one time, you could buy a firearm in California. And if in the end, all of our efforts are in vain, Nevada's a very short drive away.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 12:05:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightstalker: Where's the outrage?
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As long as the average person can afford gasoline for their car, the electric bill for their television and groceries for dinner, there will never be any outrage over budgetary matters in California. If you want to get the sheeple of California outraged, it can't be about money as long as people can live out a basic middle class (or better) existence. You'd have better luck getting them outraged about nonsensical things like equal rights for illegal immigrants or airports in developing commercial areas.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 12:45:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2002 1:09:30 PM EDT by Javak]
The Republican Party in California has much to blame for this sorry state of the state. After the '94 election, there were actually a slim Republican majority in the Assembly. Befitting of the Republican Party, there was an immediate power grab and this bitch Doris something made a pact with Willie Brown (now mayor of San Francisco) to get herself elected Speaker, which triggered a recall campaign and she was soon deposed. Things pretty much went down hill since and the Republican Party lost control on the next election. Much of the details eluded me, but it wasn't pretty. This is not to say that Republicans in assembly would be better for our gun rights, but I do not recall Republicans sending out bills after bills of restrictive gun laws. As for the said bitch, she got cancer or something and died sometimes later.
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 3:30:23 PM EDT
Thank God you're joking. What are we to do without one of the best precision rifle shops in KA. I'm really getting sick and tired of Perata and his moronic bunch up in Sacramento. And to the gunowers in KA who don't vote and vote Democrat. Screw you too!!!!
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 4:08:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMUSA: The sane ones migrate OUT.
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After 3 years 4 months in Kali, I left in December for Boise, ID and I love it here. The people are nice, I applied for my CCW in December and received it in January, and there are several great gun stores with all varieties of hardware. Of course, I have yet to land a job, but my financial situation affords me the luxury of job hunting [b]very[/b] casually. -kill-9
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 4:39:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMUSA: With all the new legislation, we just can't make it as a gun store any more. We refuse to sell freakin' beanie babies to make a living, so we're heading for Nevada, or Idaho, heck, somewhere where it's still a FREE country and somwhere it's ok to like guns and it's OKAY TO TALK ABOUT THEM. You can thank your socialist legislators and the sheeple who voted them into office. Blame it on the apathetic Kaliphornia ostrich, with his/her head in the sand. It's true, today is April Fool's Day and yes, it's true, I'm joking. THIS TIME. We're not going anywhere YET, but it's just a matter of time, I'm sure, unless we turn this state around. We're not quitters. We enjoy running the store and we really enjoy our customers, so we're stickin' around still and doing our part to make things make turn around. If not, we truly WILL be out of this state. And we won't look back. Jolynne
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Good luck my friend. Freedom is an awesome thing.
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