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48. Meanwhile, in other news...
Wed Sep 11, 2013, 08:50 AM
Sep 2013
California lawmakers pass expanded semi-automatic weapons ban


By Sharon Bernstein, Reuters

SACRAMENTO — New sales of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines would be banned in California under a bill passed by the Democratic-led state legislature on Tuesday, and those who already own such weapons would have to register them.

Missouri: Pro-Gun Laws Took Effect This Week

On August 28, House Bill 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), took effect. This new self-defense law protects the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as that vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. Additionally, it prohibits any government entity from using tax dollars to participate in a gun “buyback” program unless the firearms are resold or transferred to a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Finally, a provision in Senate Bill 75, sponsored by state Senator Dan Brown (R-16) and state Representative Eric Burlison (R-133), also took effect on August 28. This provision allows schools to annually teach the NRA Eddie Eagle Gunsafe® Program to help keep children safe by preventing gun-related accidents. However, the portion of this bill that makes sheriffs the issuing authority for all concealed carry permits in Missouri will not take effect until January 1, 2014.

Blue states go one way in the culture wars, red states go the other, swing states get divided. The split grows wider with every bill passed. And we sit around scratching our heads wondering why congress can't seem to get anything done. "What's the matter with Kansas?", we ask. How did one percent of the population wind up owning most of the country? This is how. We burn off metric tons of political capital on both sides of the aisle fighting culture wars while they run off with the store. Well, at least the money in the store. They leave the ideological kitsch for us to fight over.

Too Many Blue Collar Workers Are Racists And Bigots. They Vote GOP And Their Bible And Their Gun TheMastersNemesis Sep 2013 #1
Both districts voted for President Obama by 20 point margins. davepc Sep 2013 #2
I don't like guns, saw what they could do in Vietnam wild bird Sep 2013 #5
Fair process? Robb Sep 2013 #6
Was anyone arrested an prosecuted? wild bird Sep 2013 #8
Sour grapes? Robb Sep 2013 #9
I live on the planet of reality. wild bird Sep 2013 #12
Uh huh. Robb Sep 2013 #13
Like I said down thread, wild bird Sep 2013 #18
Slanderous? It's in writing. Technically it's libel. Robb Sep 2013 #20
Ok, libel. wild bird Sep 2013 #22
The vast majority of the out-of-state money went to support gun control. GreenStormCloud Sep 2013 #43
"...you blame their (NRA & Koch) money for the way the election went." badtoworse Sep 2013 #46
Well, gee, ... oldhippie Sep 2013 #49
natioinal support? more like hard core gun nuts in a low turnout election nt msongs Sep 2013 #3
What? Beaverhausen Sep 2013 #4
At some point, we must stop wasting political capital on gun control LittleBlue Sep 2013 #7
I'll always lobby for sensible gun control laws in this country, wild bird Sep 2013 #10
You're just a little too happy about Democrats losing to Republicans there, pal. Robb Sep 2013 #11
Nothing compared to how democrats are talking about Obama on this board of late The Straight Story Sep 2013 #14
Perhaps Democrats should stop being stupid? Llewlladdwr Sep 2013 #15
Not Everywhere It Isn't otohara Sep 2013 #19
You're too funny. wild bird Sep 2013 #16
How On Earth Did They Even Get Constiuants ? otohara Sep 2013 #17
You're too funny also. wild bird Sep 2013 #21
Then What Did You Mean By otohara Sep 2013 #24
I meant that they should have listened to their constituents on these new gun control laws. wild bird Sep 2013 #25
You're a Repukes wet dream Politicalboi Sep 2013 #35
Blah Blah Blah. wild bird Sep 2013 #37
Um, because not everyone who votes for dems wants them to pass certain gun laws The Straight Story Sep 2013 #26
They Want No Gun Laws otohara Sep 2013 #31
There already were gun laws. The recall happened in response to a law that Nuclear Unicorn Sep 2013 #39
BTW, wild bird Sep 2013 #27
As opposed to yours? wild bird Sep 2013 #30
What else should we throw out? Freedom of choice? Gay rights? Racial equality? mwrguy Sep 2013 #32
I think we have a chance on those issues LittleBlue Sep 2013 #33
You are on to something there - freedom and rights The Straight Story Sep 2013 #36
If some faction wanted to codify violent misogyny, homophobia and racism Nuclear Unicorn Sep 2013 #40
I'm glad you weren't MLK's right hand advisor during the 1950s-60s. Tommy_Carcetti Sep 2013 #47
bkmrking for reference later. thanks for posting. Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2013 #23
But posters on liberal websites assured me that gun control is now popular Recursion Sep 2013 #28
wow. that is garbage. strip public unions of bargaining rights? no problem. Pretzel_Warrior Sep 2013 #29
Did you hear? The President's been back-dooring the 2nd Aendment to the Syrian rebels. Nuclear Unicorn Sep 2013 #41
A small victory. rawtribe Sep 2013 #34
It was a substantial victory for the gun nutters cali Sep 2013 #42
And what gun control laws were overturned rawtribe Sep 2013 #50
i still dont think something like this MFM008 Sep 2013 #38
Targeted them carefully? former9thward Sep 2013 #52
This is a teachable moment Freddie Stubbs Sep 2013 #44
Hopefully, a lesson was learned here: Ignore your constituents' views at your own peril. badtoworse Sep 2013 #45
Meanwhile, in other news... rrneck Sep 2013 #48
unfortunately, the opposition to any law even remotely controlling pew pew pew machines crosses dionysus Sep 2013 #51
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