Skip to comments.Gun limits could lead to recalls of [California] legislators
Posted on 10/11/2013 7:48:41 AM PDT by 11th_VA
Gun-rights advocates are ready to launch a recall attempt aimed at some of California's most vulnerable Democratic state lawmakers - and the party's supermajority hold on the Legislature - if Gov. Jerry Brown signs some of the dozen-plus gun-control bills sitting on his desk.
They're emboldened by the successful recalls last month of two Colorado Democratic legislators who supported gun restrictions, including the leader of the state Senate. Voters replaced both with Republicans.
"As soon as the results came in Colorado, our phones started ringing," said Jennifer Kerns, the California political consultant who helped lead the Colorado recalls. "Until then, a lot of people thought California was a lost state (on gun-rights issues). But Colorado showed them it doesn't have to be."
Brown wouldn't be a recall target, organizers said. The costs are too great - perhaps $2 million - to gather enough signatures to put a statewide recall on the ballot.
Instead, gun-rights activists are focused on legislators who voted for the gun bills before Brown, a list that includes nearly every Democrat in Sacramento.
The big advantage: Gathering signatures to recall an Assembly or state Senate member is comparatively cheap.
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Colorado, yes; California, probably not.
Some of the Democrats won narrowly because Obama was on the ballot. If only a few Democrats were defeated, the RAT super majority in the Assembly could be thwarted ... that itself would be a win.
This is in my state. We are rallying the troops up and the NRA is prepared to sue over SB374, which permanently bans any weapon deemed an assault rifle. There are even non-AR and non-AK type weapons with stocks, such as the SKS which made this list of ‘evil guns’.
They also set up a registration system so that they can arbitrarily confiscate the moment a crime with an AW is committed.
Someone may attempt to get the ball rolling but I got a feelin’ the fruits and nuts will far outnumber the kali patriots. I also saw where the kolorado second round of recall activity is probably not going to happen. Such beautiful states laid waste by liberals. Purty friggin’ sad.
Tar and feather would be more appropriate.
California? Never happen.
Very admirable!!! I wish you the very best in this...its far better than jumping ship and moving to another state.
There are a lot of Republicans in CA.
That being said, about 2 years ago I sat next to one on a flight and we started talking politics. He was an older Republican white male and he thought obama was doing a good job. Opened my eyes to CA “Republicans”
Touch my gun, I'm outta here or you're outta there?
Sorry, I love visiting some places in CA but wouldn't ever consider living there.
One has to have a serious psychosis to believe life should be lived in that Hell, er, I mean Nirvana!
I’d forego it here. Here, you’d lose, and take some of the momentum out of the recall movement.
He was an older Republican white male and he thought obama was doing a good job. Opened my eyes to CA Republicans
That guy was pulling your chain.
So you know that he was pulling my chain even though I was the one talking to him for 2 hours and you never met him?
You have a good point. Sorry. Did he say he voted for Obama? You must have been frustrated.
"Oh, stewardess... I don't speak retard, could you translate ?"
sign me up.
That’s the same in New England or should I say the north east.
I’ve met many of them when I worked up there.
I think the chances of successful recalls against Assembly members and Senate members in California are better than most people think they are. The Democrats knew they were playing with fire, and hopefully they will start getting singed. Just a couple successful recalls can change the balance back to where the Republicans can start halting any further tax increases.
I’m an active “Gun Rights are Civil Right” activist here, and since I’m being laid off Tuesday, I’ll have lots of free time to be “ boots on the ground” for this effort.
There are several vulnerable Assembly members and State Senators where the effort could succeed. The key will be grassroots participation and funding.
I am not able to do much "walking" but I can at least donate. I will donate when the recalls start.
It will be VERY interesting to see how this plays out.
California’s demographics have changed SO much in the past few years — too many beholden to the Democratic party. I read yesterday that the under 25 population is now 70% non-White in California.
Keep us posted on thie 11th_VA.
I don’t always have time to read the biased news (not that this would even appear) — but I read FReep a lot — better news here.
All being turned into a 3rd world toilet while productive citizens like my family (who EMPLOY people) are being taxed out of existence.
Photos are of Big Sur.
Nice thoughts, but I think you’re dreaming.
“Gun-rights advocates are ready to launch a recall attempt aimed at some of California’s most vulnerable Democratic state lawmakers................................”
Go git ‘em. We will be happy to sign.
In 1990 I talked a liberal woman into voting for Ralph Nader rather than Algore. I posed as a liberal and fed her a line and she fell for it. She figured it out later and never talked to me again.
I meant to say 2000, not 1990.
Ralph Nader probably would be better than Al Gore. Shudder.
You’re right but I did it to take a vote away from Algore.
We haven’t had a decent president since Ronald Reagan.
I sincerely hope that they do succeed in recalling some of those lunatic California legislators. However, there is a reason that democrats have a super-majority in the legislature there: the voters there elect communist politicians.
Until the voters stop electing communists, California is not going to change.
California is a one-party state like most New England states. Republican or democrat is just a generic label in California and many other states. These politicians exist to get our vote in order to bring home our money to Washington, D.C. for their purposes.
Too much bother. Rope is cheaper and the results are much more permanent.
Plus-a single application is usually all that’s needed...
If they could find ONE very vulnerable Dem and recall that one, the resulting political shockwaves would make Dems much less interested in pushing the gun grabber agenda. That goes for not only the Dems in Kalifornia, but for the rest of the nation as well.
Worth the effort and worth supporting in my opinion.
Only surprise here is tha Calif. hasn’t yet sent their goon squads door to door confiscating ALL guns in the state.
The good news was that we recalled a Governor. The bad news was that we elected Schwarzendoofus.
No kidding he was pulling your chain, I dont know any Kalifornia Repubs that think Obama is doing anything but ruin the country.
It might work if it’s a off cycle election, most Democrats only came out to vote for O so they aren’t that motivated to show when one of their stars isn’t up for election. The real problem is that most of the conservatives have already been squeezed out of the state due to high taxes and regulations. So even when the Dem’s don’t show up there aren’t any Conservatives left to vote them out. Will be interesting to see what happens.
When you have nothing left to lose, you go all out. What is the worst that can happen?
I am not sure, but I am leaving California soon, like next month.
Thanks. Seems hopeless, but on this issue I won’t go without a struggle. From my cold dead hand...
“Californias demographics have changed SO much in the past few years too many beholden to the Democratic party. I read yesterday that the under 25 population is now 70% non-White in California.”
i’m not a racist. i’m only a racist using the Marxist media definition, if you’re white, male, Christian, you just shut up.
anyhow, that statistic floors me when I think about my freshman year in college at the old boston state college. it was 1974 and this is amazing but true. in 5 classes that year there was one African American kid. if you go to any college campus in boston today, you could walk for two hours before seeing a white male.
I’ll believe it when I see it...