California: Gun Owners Are Winning; You Just Don’t Know It Yet

By Don McDougall

Gun Banners Eating Their Own
We see the last throws of the anti-gun left in CA. They are willing to eat their own and take the poison pill for this one election and to stop Newsome.
Don McDougall
Don McDougall

California –  -(Ammoland.com)- Since Arnold the Democrat’s in The Golden State have had a plan to push, chase, starve or litigate conservatives out of the state.

The policies and practices of the Democrat Legislators in Sacramento has had as its goal to destroy or drive small businesses, farmers, entrepreneurs and job creators out of the state.

Essentially destroying the GOP and giving liberal Democrats single party rule. So what if these small businesses took the middle class, their tax base and jobs to Texas with them. And the far left got what it wanted.

In writing this article and seeing how the State of California is run on paper it was sad how low the State that gave us Ronald Regan has fallen

You think that would be enough, but something else has happened. Not all Democrats are liberal, and the independent affiliation is now growing, the national numbers look like this.

  • 201.5 million U.S. citizens age 18 or over will be eligible to vote
  • 55 million are registered Republicans.
  • 72 million registered Democrats.

So registered democrats are about 36% of the total voting eligible population. The GOP is 27%. The remaining balance is something else, like an independent. That balance is 37% of the total, they are the largest group.

In CA, the numbers are a bit different, more independent and less GOP. But the general breakdown result is the same. Independents are the largest voting bloc.

Now the California Democratic party is not as monolithic as you think. San Francisco and other select areas are far more progressive. There are two democratic parties in CA, the ultra-left and the machine Democrats, who while still left are a lot more pragmatic.

Gavin Newsome
Gavin Newsom : Lieutenant Governor Of California

Throw into this mix the Lieutenant Governor Of California, Gavin Newsom; he wants to be President of the United States. Before he can do that, he needs to become the Governor of California as a stepping stone.

CA has a unique procedure for making laws, where a law can be placed on the voter's ballot and without the legislations input become the law of the land if enough voters vote yes.

So as a traditional far leftist Gavin Newsom created a “Ballot Initiative” that was a pure Clinton style gun control. He got enough signatures and it looks like he will have his initiative on the November 2016 Ballot.

So now in comes the machine Democrats. They do their polling, something they are good at by the way. The results are that Gavin Newsom’s initiative is VERY unpopular. That gun owners will flood the polls and take down a whole lot of machine Democrats as a side effect of crushing Gavin’s initiative. California’s system means that often a Democrat runs against another Democrat in the November election. Either way, a LOT of safe Democratic incumbents would be out of a job.

Oh lordy lordy can you imagine that! No more jobs for life! Dozens of machine politicians without the public tit to suck off of! For these people, that is hell on earth. The Democratic Party must ACT NOW to save us from this calamity… You know for the children!

So the machine Democrats came up with a plan. They will pass as many anti-gun bills through the upper and lower house as possible. Force them through and then demoralize the gun owners in CA and hoping they sit out the November election. A list of the active bills is three pages long, and they are every crackpot idea the anti-gun left has ever had. They hope the gun owners of CA might also turn their anger on Newsom and leave him jobless.

The machine Democrats are even whispering that once Gavin is defeated, they will soften their gun bills and make them less unconstitutional.

So, why are we winning?

Consider this; this whole farce is happening because CA gun owners are now powerful enough, numerous enough and organized enough to have defeated Newsom’s initiative. We held enough sway that there were Democrats willing to OPENLY oppose a gun control initiative to beat another Democrat in an election.

One of the key reasons why is the NRA's Women on Target program, that bring first time women shooters to the range.

Things will only get better, our collective outreach to women and Latino’s is working. To be blunt, I don’t give a crap what political party they belong to; I DO care that they vote to defend and preserve the 2nd Amendment and join the NRA.

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A few years ago my Father-in-law and I were fishing and caught a nice nasty looking King Fish. The fish was tossed in a cooler, and about a half hour later (right before it died) the fish threw its last bit of energy into one last fight and nearly tipped over the cooler. We see the last throws of the anti-gun left in CA. They are willing to eat their own and take the poison pill for this one election and to stop Newsome.

There is a lesson here for the country as well. 120,000,000 gun owners will vote in November. Most of who are registered to vote and all of whom are over 18 years of age. That is 60% of the eligible population. We WILL vote as a group and will all hear the words of the NRA. The Democratic Party and the DNC do not have a Gavin Newsom to throw under the bus like the machine Democrats do here in CA; and they don’t hold the U.S. House and Senate.

So Hillary… what ya going to do?

Oh, we smoked the King Fish over a low heat smoker with peach wood. It was delicious. We’ll smoke the anti-gunner too given the time.

About Don McDougall:

Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

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The gun apocalypse laws all passed and the governed signed most of them
Now you can only buy one gun per month, need a background to check to buy ammo, bullet button AR and AK’s have to registered as assault rifles.
When you die, no one can inherit them, they cannot be sold, they must be moved out of state.
All magazines over 10 rounds are illegal and must be turned over to police or destroyed
No importation of ammo from other states.
No loaning of guns to people without background checks and fees
So how are gun people ” winning”

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

As a footnote to Rifle Gear moving to Plano, perhaps has something to do with its place among the 80 large cities (>250,000) ranked by crime category. Fact is Plano is 3rd lowest in violent crime, murder rate, robbery and aggravated assault. It’s also 4th lowest in auto motor vehicle theft, 6th lowest in burglary and 7th lowest in property crime, 13th lowest in larceny theft and 14 lowest in arson. Inexplicably, it’s 20th lowest in rape, still within the bottom 25 percent. Regarding why it chose Texas, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Texas has… Read more »

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

Just a personal anecdote. Early this a.m., I had occasion to drive down to Dallas to execute a contract to sell my last parcel of real estate. On the return trip, we stopped for a sandwich just off the Dallas North Tollway. Across the parking lot was a retailer I’d never heard of named Rifle Gear. Since I’m in the market for a compact side arm and a modern rifle, after lunch, my wife and I strolled over for a look. We spent about an hour, just a few minutes per piece, looking and learning about the SW M&P Shield… Read more »

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Hi Gene,

I have often patronized RifleGear in Fountain Valley, CA. I hope they don’t close their California store.

I think you are going to like how easy the newer pistols are to take down compared to a 1911. I always thought my Gold Cup was pretty ease to take down, but the newer pistols surprised me.

Have a nice day and thank you for your service.

JR Bailey
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JR Bailey

Quite frankly, the author’s definition of ‘winning’ seems to most closely resemble dear old Adolph’s definition of ‘winning’, in April of ’45. I have family in California and I have friends in California, I haven’t seen them in years because I will not go to California unarmed. I have little to no desire to enter the Democratic People’s Republic of California: where criminals, perverts, parasites on public services, illegal aliens up the ying-yang, and generally speaking every lowlife member of the Democrat Party, which today are nothing more than socialist in the communist vain, decide what is and is not… Read more »

JeffH
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JeffH

The laws Mr. Nichols is challenging apply only to those parts of the State of California where licensed hunters are exempt from the bans. If successful, neither Mr. Nichols nor anyone else would be able to openly carry a loaded or unloaded firearm in any government building or in any gun free school zone except where allowed to by law. I guess I’m missing something. Of what value is a lawsuit to gain the “right” of open carry, but only for areas where it’s basically legal already (rural areas where hunting and shooting are already legal) and does NOTHING to… Read more »

Charles Nichols
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Charles Nichols

JeffH – You have it completely backwards. Licensed hunters are exempt from the bans because the NRA lobbied the legislature to exempt hunters so they would not be harassed while traveling through cities.

The bans I challenge apply to all incorporated cities in California and to all unincorporated county territory where the discharge of a firearm in prohibited.

Your comment proves one of two things. Either you have not read any of briefs in my lawsuit or you did not understand them. The first makes you a fool and the second makes you a moron.

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Per the article, “CA has a unique procedure for making laws, where a law can be placed on the voter’s ballot and without the legislations input become the law of the land if enough voters vote yes.” And “Consider this; this whole farce is happening because CA gun owners are now powerful enough, numerous enough and organized enough to have defeated Newsom’s initiative. We held enough sway that there were Democrats willing to OPENLY oppose a gun control initiative to beat another Democrat in an election.” In the 1982 I volunteered with the NRA to defeat California’s Proposition 15. We… Read more »

DaveW
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DaveW

Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California when We the People had had enough of the liberal policies of Gov Edmund Brown, “Moonbeam’s” father, which destroyed the state’s economy. Unfortunately, those policies are largely responsible for the masses of liberals to move to California and upset the balance of powers. Today, Moonbeam is following in his father’s footsteps and even the liberals are getting sick of it all. Democrats who live in the rural portion of California, which accounts for about 96% of the state (contrary to what most people think of the state), like their guns just like conservatives,… Read more »

Matt in Oklahoma
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Matt in Oklahoma

There’s only one definition of “winning” and Kalifornia ain’t it

Jorge Norberto Pedace
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Jorge Norberto Pedace

SERIA BUENO TENER PRESENTE,QUE LAS ULTRAS IZQUIERDAS NO TRAEN NADA BUENO A UN PAÍS CON EL ADELANTO QUE TIENE ESTADOS UNIDOS.POR LO GENERAL SUS COMPONENTES SON CERRADOS,MONOLI TICOS Y TOTALITARIOS,JAMÁS QUIEREN ACEPTAR UN CAMBIO DE OPINIONES O UNA MESA DE DIALOGO POR QUE SABEN QUE PIERDEN.LA ULTRA IZQUIERDA EN ARGENTINA,CON LA SEÑORA KIRCHNER DE PRESIDEN TE,NOS HA HECHO VIVIR MOMENTOS DE ANGUSTIA,QUE HEMOS TENIDO QUE LUCHAR PARA DESHACERNOS DE SU POLITICA ORIENTADA AL COMUNISMO MÁS RECALCITRANTE,SU IDEOLOGIA ERA MARXISTA LENINISTA Y VOLCADA A UNA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE IDEAS COMO LAS DE CUBA O VENEZUELA,GRACIAS A DIOS NUESTRO PUEBLO ESTA ORIENTADO HACIA… Read more »

JeffH
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JeffH

Loose translation: WOULD BE GOOD THIS , THAT LEFT ULTRAS bring no good to a country with ADVANCEMENT UNIDOS.POR STATES HAVING THE GENERAL COMPONENTS ARE CLOSED , MONOLI TICOS and totalitarian , NEVER WANT TO ACCEPT A CHANGE OF VIEWS OR A PANEL DISCUSSION PIERDEN.LA KNOW WHY ULTRA LEFT IN ARGENTINA , WITH LADY OF PRESIDE KIRCHNER TE, He has made us live moments of anguish that we had to fight to get rid of his political ORIENTED most recalcitrant COMMUNISM Its ideology was Marxist Leninist And OVERTURNED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF CUBA AS IDEAS OR VENEZUELA , THANK GOD… Read more »

Fb
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Fb

I can’t help but see the Godfather when I look at the Gavin Newsome picture in this article.

HP
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HP

Spend some time looking at pictures of Andrew Cuomo, then. You might not be able to keep your lunch down, though.

David in San Diego
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David in San Diego

Don, I appreciate your commentary but could you please clean up the following errors?

The Lieutenant Governor’s last name is spelled “Newsom.”

The President to whom you refer as being from California was Ronald “Reagan,” and actually he was born in Tampico, Illinois. Richard Nixon is the only President who was born in California, Yorba Linda to be specific.

Thanks,

David in San Diego

Don McDougall
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Don McDougall

Dave, it was not an accident it was an insult. But I see your point.

Anonymous Patriot
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Anonymous Patriot

LMAO This was a hilarious article, was it written by Charlie Sheen? The delusional and obtuse presentation of the meaning of “winning” here is classic comedy. You’re not “winning” because you let a criminal just cut off your thumb instead of your whole hand. And ‘defeating’ new unconstitutional bills that were never meant to be passed ANYWAY and were just political theater while not rolling back any of the existing unconstitutional laws oppressing you is definitely not ‘winning’. It’s called living in oppression and subjugation, with a healthy dose of delusion. the only “winning” CA gun owner is the one… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Well, AP, the gun owners of CA are also overrun. Overrun with illegal aliens that vote in the elections for whomever promises to give them the most. They are overrun by forth generation welfare rats that vote for whomever promise to give them the most. They are also overrun by hard core unemployable liberal Socialists who run for office and promise to dole out the most. The gun owners of CA are in a jam that you can scarcely imagine, unless you have lived there. So… it is up to you, but you might want to give our 2nd Amendment… Read more »

DaveW
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DaveW

Well said, Wild Bill. My family settled the land in Shasta County before the California gold rush. They were ranchers, hoteliers, merchants, etc. My ancestors helped build the infrastructure of the north state. My father still resides on the last of the original land grant. My grandfather served in northern France during WW1, My father served in the Pacific during WW2 and I served in Vietnam. We all took oaths “to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic”. The same oath public officials take at both state and federal levels. As members of the military we… Read more »

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Wild Bill, thank you for your rebuttal and support.

DaveW
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DaveW

You are in error on many points… Winning is NOT running away from a fight which presents no physical risk to yourself. That is surrender. One of the bills processing now is to BAN all “bullet button” firearms, even though it was the anti-gun side which mandated the bullet button in the first place. The “bullet button”, which required the use of the nose of a 5.56/.223 bullet or a similar tool in order to depress the magazine release, was accepted by gun owners as a compromise against outright bans of AR type rifles. And now the people who gave… Read more »

JeffH
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JeffH

“… the only thing CA gun owners are is stupid and ignorant.” Straight up projecting and a truly stupid and ignorant statement. You must have been looking in your mirror when you thought that one up. Essentially, you are an uneducated coward here. Much has changed since you bailed and decided not to stay and fight though I don’t blame you for leaving. But, you surrendered, gave up and have no skin in the California game anymore and certainly have no right, other than the freedom to state your opinion, to criticize those of us that live here and choose… Read more »

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Right on JeffH!

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

AP, keep in mind that California’s most powerful legislature is the son of an illegal alien. He comes from a Los Angeles district that would never vote him out of office. Promoting bills that help illegal aliens. Just to let you know what we are up against.

HP
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HP

“So don’t tell me how CA gun owners are “winning”, the only thing CA gun owners are is stupid and ignorant.”

California gun owners might not be winning, so to speak, but this statement is quite “stupid and ignorant”.

BillyBob Texas
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BillyBob Texas

Was that strange picture painted by Gavin for his lover? Or vice versa? Some weird stuff, there.