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While the mainstream media may not be making a big deal out of the leaks, or in some cases even covering it up because of their involvement, these emails and audio files have shown us just how corrupt our election process actually is.

Who Is to Blame?

As much as the Democrats are trying to spin this story and place the blame on the Russians and connect it to Donald Trump, the simple fact remains that if these abuses did not occur, there would be nothing to leak. The Russians are a strange scapegoat however since it would be illogical for the Russians to want to ruin Hillary’s presidential run after dealings with Uranium One.

Uranium One is a uranium mining company owned by the Russian government with headquarters in Toronto and it has operations in Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Africa and the United States. It is a Canadian corporation even though it is 100% Russian owned. Rosatom, the Russian State-owned Atomic Energy Corporation, through its subsidiary ARMZ Uranium Holding, purchased the balance of a 100% stake in the Uranium One in January 2013.

Approval of the transfer of 1/5th of all of the American uranium resources to Russian controlled Uranium One occurred during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as United States Secretary of State. As is usual with most of her dealings with foreign governments, there were a number of donations to the Clinton Foundation by the principals of Uranium One. During the same period there was a speaking engagement in Russia by former president Bill Clinton for which he was paid a lofty $500,000.

No matter how shady the above looks, only the Russians would be able to make it illegal by saying that the donations and speaking fees were indeed a payment to Hillary Clinton for approving the deal. Baring that direct connection, it only looks like the usual pay for play deals that Hillary used to make them so wealthy and while that looks bad, it isn’t illegal to only look crooked, you have to be caught as well.

No, the blame falls on the shoulders of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the people that worked for her, the entire Democratic National Convention (DNC) and quite possibly, Hillary Roddam Clinton who many believe to be the mastermind behind all of the corruption linked to the DNC. Debbie Wasserman Schultz agreed to step down following the convention because of the scandal, but before that could even happen, Hillary announced that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would immediately be hired as Hillary’s National Campaign Chair.

How Debbie Wasserman Schultz Was Allowed to Corrupt the System

First off, you need to ask yourself, would the person who just stepped down from the DNC in disgrace for unethical dealings in the primaries be your first choice to run your campaign? Only Hillary could pull something like that off and have the media fall silent, but as the #DNCLeaks tell us, the media was in collusion with her campaign the entire time anyways.

As I have now learned to do for every article I write, I typed a few keywords into the Genesis Total Research Project (GTRP) as it doesn’t just search for the words, but shows connections and relationships that you wouldn’t see without a visual data analysis like GTRP. Something popped out at me in the screen below, and even though it is commonly available information, the relationship hasn’t been so clear as it is in that screen.

GTRP - Screen Capture

This got me thinking, we all know that Hillary Clinton has wanted to be president for some time and her loss to Barack Obama in 2008 was hard on her and her campaign co-chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Hillary wanted to ensure she gets nominated in 2016 and what better way than have her campaign co-chair as the head of the DNC. Pretty hard to lose when your pal Debbie Wasserman Schultz is running the whole party, right?

To make this happen though, Hillary would need to convince the then current head of the DNC to not only step down from the position, but also recommend Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) to lead the party. You would need to make some pretty big promises for someone to go along with that plan and step down from the DNC and recommend DWS to succeed them.
But, in 2011, the head of the DNC did exactly that, he stepped down and recommended that Debbie Wasserman Schultz succeed him as the head of the party. That person was Tim Kaine and in 2016 would be named as Hillary Roddam Clinton’s Vice President running mate.

All that sounds more like an episode of Mission Impossible than the run up to a presidential election, but then again, this election is unlike any before it. What previous election saw the DNC sending out interns and paid protestors to attack the supporters of the other party’s presumptive nominee? When was the last time that both political parties attacked candidates running under the same party?

Circumstantial Evidence

As is usually the case with anything Hillary Clinton is accused of, there is no actual evidence, it has been lost, deleted or the people who could actually testify against her end up dead through suicide, bizarre accidents or some strange type of “natural causes”.

All the direct evidence so far in the #DNCLeaks just points at Debbie Wasserman Schultz who has served Hillary Clinton well and was immediately rewarded for such service. There is a greater chance that Chelsea Clinton would end up dead from one of the mysterious circumstances that have plagued so many others in the Clinton circle than Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
who has proven her loyalty time and again.

New evidence could surface that links Hillary to all this corruption, but for now we are just told it is all the Russians fault and that there is nothing to see here.

What Is Actually in the #DNCLeaks?

Too much to fit into a single article, but we can bullet point some of the main issues and urge you to go to WikiLeaks and find out for yourself.

From WikiLeaks: Today, Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks releases 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee — part one of our new Hillary Leaks series. The leaks come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer (3095 emails), Finance Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish (1472 emails), Finance Director Allen Zachary (1611 emails), Senior Advisor Andrew Wright (938 emails) and Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe (751 emails). The emails cover the period from January last year until 25 May this year.

As you can see, this first batch of emails was from the Finance side of the DNC and still shows the corruption and racism of the Democrats, imagine what emails from the

Communications, Operations, Office of the Chair or Voter Expansion Departments would show.

Here’s a quick list of some of the items:
DNC Hillary supporters infiltrated Sanders campaign
DNC discussing their relationship with NBC/MSNBC/CNN and how to get better treatment
Super PAC paying young voters to push back online Sanders supporters
DNC member killed horses for insurance money, but they still accept his donations
Offering to send interns out to fake a protest against the RNC
Bringing up Sanders religion to scare the southern voters
Politico writer sending his stories to the DNC before he sends them to his editor
DNC feeding CNN the questions they want to be asked in interviews
Creating a fake job ad for a Trump business to paint him as a sexist
Draft linking news articles about trump to use as negative press
Buzz Feed and DNC connection
Press talking points, states Hillary is their candidate, dated May 5, 2016 (Before Bernie dropped out)
DNC trying to get away with violating the Hatch Act
DNC asking if Jake Tapper can do hit pieces for them
Possible money laundering by moving money back and forth to bypass legal limits
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz having an off the record meeting in MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s office
DNC making fun of black woman’s name
DNC using “taco bowl engagement” when referring to Latino voters

And this is just from the Finance Department, no wonder they are trying to make this sound like Cold War espionage, just imagine what bombshells other departments emails could have in them!

What Does It All Mean?

There is really nothing earth shattering in these emails for most Republicans, we have known that the Democrats were corrupt, we just didn’t have proof to show their constituents, and now that we have it, they won’t believe it or simply don’t care.

The divide between the two political parties is actually so great that the Democrats don’t even care that their party was subverting the primary process (well except Bernie voters) and could be shown video of Hillary biting the heads off small children and they would still vote for her. It is incredible.

Hopefully Trump will win the White House and live up to his word to “Make America Great Again”, because if the corruption of the Hillary Clinton campaign wins the presidency, we could all be in very dire circumstances.

Bill Kendall

Phoenix may indeed be the key to the election, but not in the way of votes for either candidate, no Phoenix may just be the location that shows us how corrupt politics in America really are.

Phoenix also shows us how corrupt our news can be with omissions, outright lies and misleading comments that make criminal actions into simple mistakes that are easily dismissed by the news, the candidates and even our lawmakers and enforcers.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton was in Phoenix on June 27, 2016, where he met with Latino leaders and participated in a roundtable discussion according to sources. The former president made opening remarks and then mostly listened for the 45-minute meeting. John Gomez, deputy chief of staff to Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, posted a picture on Twitter with Bill Clinton of that event.

Gomez said U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, former Congressman Ed Pastor, Supervisor Steve Gallardo and former County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox were at the meeting.
Clinton also attended a fundraiser for his wife’s presidential campaign in the Phoenix area that day hosted by prominent real estate developer and businessman Jim Pederson.
Pederson confirmed the fundraiser and Clinton visit. “It went very well,” said Pederson, the chairman of Phoenix-based Pederson Group. Pederson is one of Arizona’s top Democrats and a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Loretta Lynch

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch came to Phoenix to meet with police officers and top officials the following day as part of a nationwide tour to promote community policing at its best.

Lynch was there to praise the agency’s broad approach to de-escalation training as a model for law-enforcement around the country. The techniques are designed to calm down potentially violent situations and prevent the need for lethal force.

Lynch also wanted to acknowledge Phoenix’s Crisis Intervention Team, a new squad created to diffuse potentially volatile situations with mentally ill individuals which have been increasing over the last several years.

Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix

The executive terminal at Sky Harbor can often be a busy place, especially on a day when you have the former president and his Secret Service detail leaving, the U.S. Attorney General and her FBI protection detail arriving as well as other high profile executive’s coming and going.

But these things are always well coordinated and people in power are ushered around by assistants that keep the timing down to the minute in order to accomplish their complicated schedules. A 75-yard clearance between the planes was required by security to ensure a smooth transition from motorcade to plane and visa-versa.
None of this was to be an issue this day because Bill Clinton’s schedule had his plane departing before Lynch’s plane was to touch down. As the traveling Secret Service and FBI agents always do, they shared their schedules with the agents of the host city, this got to Bill Clinton who apparently delayed his departure in order to “accidentally” run into each other at the airport.

CNN reported that: “According to a law enforcement official familiar with the matter, the former president saw Lynch’s plane on the tarmac and walked onto her aircraft. Lynch’s FBI security detail did not stop Clinton and he proceeded to initiate an extended conversation that included discussion of grandchildren. Lynch was surprised to see Clinton walking onto her plane, the official said, and no Justice Department business was discussed.”
This gives the impression of two people bumping into each other in the store, not a schedule delay for Mr. Clinton to surprise the AG and have a random talk about golf and grandkids.

Yet we know that Bill Clinton did not leave as scheduled and when he arrived on the tarmac, he left his motorcade and went directly to Lynch’s plane. The FBI agents did not stop him (they know better), and after a brief chat with the airman at the ramp, he went up the stairs and talked to Lynch and her husband for about 30 minutes.

The Clintons and Lynch and Hogan & Hartson

Obviously the Bill Clinton and Lynch do have a relationship because it was Bill Clinton who nominated Lynch for the first of her two terms as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999, a position she held until she joined the Hogan & Hartson law firm in March 2002.

Hogan & Hartson’s New York-based partner Howard Topaz was the tax lawyer who filed income tax returns for Bill and Hillary Clinton beginning in 2004. Hogan & Hartson were among Hillary Clinton’s biggest financial supporters in the legal industry during her first run at the White House.

In yet another strange twist, Hogan & Hartson in Virginia filed a patent trademark request in 2004, for Denver-based MX Logic Inc., the computer software firm that created the email encryption system used to manage the Clinton’s private email server beginning in July 2013.

A tech expert has observed that based on that software, employees of MX Logic could have had access to all the emails that went through her account and read, copied and/or sent them anywhere in the world without anyone knowing.

It is unknown if Lynch had any contact with the MX Logic account while at Hogan & Hartson or if she ever worked on the Clinton’s taxes or any other business dealing with the Clintons.

Lynch is such a close friend of the Clintons that she wasn’t even one of the 500 guests invited to Chelsea’s 3-million-dollar wedding to hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky? Even Ted Danson made that list!

What Really Happened in Phoenix?

Only 2 or 3 people really know what happened word for word and obviously they are not talking about it other than the it was just a social conversation stuff that CNN and other media outlets have been repeating.

Lynch has repeatedly said that they talked about grandchildren and a little golf. “It really was a social meeting, and it was, it really was in that regard,” she said, “He spoke to me, he spoke to my husband for some time on the plane, and then we moved on.”
Strange that he would talk about golf on a day that was 100 degrees and he did not golf since he arrived in the afternoon and left in the evening with two events in between.

Maybe it was more like… If you don’t want to be buried on a golf course in Phoenix and be able to see your grandchildren, you will make all this go away for my wife? Only they know for sure.

We do know that even though the FBI found Hillary Clinton guilty of gross negligence in her handling of classified information, FBI Director James Comey decided not to recommend charges be filed against her because he did not believe it was her intent to share such information.
It should be noted that the law says that intent is not required and that negligence alone is all that is required to convict someone of violating the law. Director Comey also added that no prosecutor would be likely to take the case had he recommended charges, this is way outside the bounds of the FBI to even suggest and is clearly wrong as several prosecutors have said they would have taken the case.

This of course took a lot of the heat off of AG Lynch as the decision had basically been taken out of her hands by someone who reports to her, how convenient!
That 30 minutes could go down as one of the most important 30 minutes in American history if Hillary Clinton is elected.

Want to know more? You can find this and even more information by using the Genesis Total Research Project or GTRP as we call it. Just type in Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch and Phoenix into the Search By Topic section and then you can visually see and investigate the associations in detail.

Bill Kendall

Bastille Day also known as National Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison during the French revolution in 1789 and is much like America’s 4th of July celebrations with fireworks and large crowds. Just the type of celebration that terrorists love to attack, and once again, they did.

Nice, France

73 dead and 100 injured when a terrorist drove a large truck through crowds and over bystanders on the Promenade des Anglais. The people had just finished enjoying a fireworks display in the beautiful city by the sea when the truck deliberately targeted as many people as it could.

People on social media reported gunfire immediately after the truck plowed thru the people, and photos show the truck with many bullet holes in the windshield. It is still unconfirmed if the truck occupant was firing at people or if it was only the police shooting at the truck to stop its rampage. We do know that the driver was killed by police.

We will have details when they become available, but is this really shocking anymore? Once these terrorists gain a hold in any country, they start to destroy it on several fronts, terrorism being one that our governments simply cannot hide. Crime and rape can be under reported as they often are (see Germany), but these large scale attacks by ISIS, Al Qaeda or other groups are simply too big to hide.

This was no accident or driver with a heart attack, there were firearms, explosives and grenades inside the truck. Even though there was only one terrorist, the explosives prove that this was no lone wolf attack as sourcing that and grenades takes many people with connections.

Imagine how many people could have been killed if the explosives were able to be used, there are reports that up to 40,000 people were in the area celebrating Bastille Day.

The incident started with the driver shooting at people in a crowd before driving the truck past barricades and running people down for around 2 km (around 1.2 miles). The raw images of the dead are truly horrific and something no one should ever have to see.

ISIS Celebrates

There were scores of ISIS members, supporters, etc. celebrating this horror on social media. These people are thrilled that the body count was so high, expect more attacks like this all over the world.

Once again we will be told that these people do not represent Islam and that the terrorists are only a small fraction (5 to 10%) of Muslims in the world, but to take a page out of the anti-gun playbook, at what point do the law abiding Muslims need to have restrictions placed upon them because of those few?

France has a huge Muslim population and therefore a huge problem with these extremists. They have issues with both home grown ISIS sympathizers as well as immigrants that support the domination of Islam over the world.

Once again ISIS (or whichever group is truly behind this) is showing us that they will never stop and that Islam cannot exist with the rest of the world as long as even a small percentage of its followers can be persuaded to commit these horrific acts.

Attacks of this nature cannot be stopped, France has been on High Alert since the Paris attacks and were only just getting ready to scale back their security measures.

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Bill Kendall

President Obama spoke on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, posted on Facebook and sent out an email from the White House that said, “We are better than this”. Had he ended his comments there, I might not be up all night writing and some good men might not be dead today.

But he didn’t stop there, instead he did what he usually does when there is an issue that can be racial … he fanned the flames.

“But what I can say is that all of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings, because these are not isolated incidents. They’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system. And I just want to give people a few statistics to try to put in context why emotions are so raw around these issues.

According to various studies — not just one, but a wide range of studies that have been carried out over a number of years — African Americans are 30 percent more likely than whites to be pulled over. After being pulled over, African Americans and Hispanics are three times more likely to be searched. Last year, African Americans were shot by police at more than twice the rate of whites. African Americans are arrested at twice the rate of whites. African American defendants are 75 percent more likely to be charged with offenses carrying mandatory minimums. They receive sentences that are almost 10 percent longer than comparable whites arrested for the same crime.

So that if you add it all up, the African American and Hispanic population, who make up only 30 percent of the general population, make up more than half of the incarcerated population.
Now, these are facts…”

Facts

I won’t dispute the facts the President used here, I’ll let them stand as they are and ask, so what? Why is this taken as proof that Blacks or Hispanics are singled out as opposed to them actually committing more crimes? Are police really racists that target Blacks and Hispanics to kill or arrest? Having known many officers over the years, my thoughts would be that generally speaking, they are not.

Yes, there are bad apples in any job, including law enforcement, but I find it hard to believe that there are enough bad apples to make these statistics as lopsided as they are. Social and economic pressures on the Blacks and Hispanics are more likely responsible for these statistics than bad police officers.

The two young Black men that were killed by police this week could have both avoided the confrontation that ended their lives. I’m not trying to excuse the officers for these shootings, that is for investigations to look into, I’m saying that maybe if you are going to compare Black vs. White as the President did, maybe we should look at how the contact with police came about in the first place.

Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling had police contact because he flashed his gun at a homeless man who was bothering him for money. Rather than just run away scared, the homeless man called police on his cell phone (seems unusual, but I guess everyone truly does have one these days).

Police responded and the confrontation occurred. If we are to compare this as a Black vs. White issue, I would argue that a White person would not have flashed a gun at a homeless person as a threat to make the homeless man leave them alone. Could it happen? Sure it could, but the odds are less likely.

It is currently unknown if the officers had previous contact with Mr. Sterling, but in 2009, he was charged with carrying a firearm while in possession of marijuana. He plead guilty two years later and was sentenced to five years in prison, with credit for time served and a recommendation of work release and drug treatment. Sterling had plead guilty to various other charges in the past.

Philando Castile

Philando Castile was killed by police as he was reaching for his ID after telling police that he was armed. Mr. Castile did have a concealed weapons permit and should have had the knowledge on how to deal with a police officer during a traffic stop while armed. While speaking with an officer while armed, your hands must always be in plain view on the steering wheel until they give you explicit directions on what to do next.

In most cases, the officer will request backup if alone, have you get out of the car, and then recover / control your weapon. Once they verify that you can legally possess that weapon, they will return it, usually with the magazine removed and no rounds chambered.

Mr. Castile appears to be a good hard working man with zero felony charges but a lot of minor traffic offenses, such as driving with a revoked license, failure to wear a seat belt, and no proof of insurance. Two marijuana-possession charges were both dismissed. The records show he had not been arrested since 2011, though he had been issued tickets for minor traffic and parking violations. NBC News counted 31 misdemeanor traffic violations, for things like driving without a muffler.

This is a disturbing case as although he was pulled over for a broken tail light, there are unconfirmed reports that the tail light was not broken. If that is the case, why were they pulled over? The girlfriend did confess that they had marijuana in the vehicle, but was that a factor in the stop and how did Mr. Castile deal with the officer verbally at the beginning of the stop is still unknown (video starts after he had already been shot. The Minnesota Governor said this shooting was racial and that it would not have happened if Mr. Castile had been white.

Proper dealings with police when armed is very important for concealed carriers and it does not appear that the officer or Mr. Castile used a proper procedure for this contact and the officer went to lethal force where it should not (by all current accounts) have been required.

Dallas

After the President made his statement and many others talked about racial injustice there were the usual protests in cities around the nation. Dallas was no exception. Police were on hand to ensure the protestors safety and said they would allow the protests as long as everyone was peaceful. As the protest was winding down, shots rang out.

Eleven Dallas law enforcement officers were shot, five fatally at the time of this writing, by what is believed to be two snipers who opened fire from elevated positions on the police officers, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown. He described the shootings as “ambush style.”

“We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area, and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,” Brown said at a news conference, noting that some officers were shot in the back.

Police were locked in a standoff with one suspect on the second floor of a parking garage and had exchanged gunfire with him at the time of this writing. Another suspect, a woman, was taken into custody near the garage, and two people seen leaving the area in a Mercedes were stopped and were being questioned.

The suspect in the standoff with police “has told our negotiators that the end is coming, and he is going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and downtown,” Brown said.
This is not a random incident, this was a well thought out tactical attack on the Police Department by some very skilled attackers with prior training.

Is The President to Blame?

This happened last time the POTUS fanned the racial flames over police shootings, officers were shot and killed and once again it has happened. In his speech he says, “There is no contradiction between us supporting law enforcement — making sure they’ve got the equipment they need, making sure that their collective bargaining rights are recognized, making sure that they’re adequately staffed, making sure that they are respected, making sure their families are supported — and also saying that there are problems across our criminal justice system, there are biases — some conscious and unconscious — that have to be rooted out. That’s not an attack on law enforcement”

But this comes well after the race dividing rhetoric that was the bulk of the speech and after the fuel was thrown on the fire. You cannot get people riled up against police and then try to talk them down, some people simply don’t come back down from that.
There have been reports that a race war would be the plan for the summer to continue the divide in the country which would help the Democrats in the November election or even create a situation where martial law would suspend the elections, hopefully this does not escalate further.

Bill Kendall

Today we saw a link on www.drudgereport.com:

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a45945/jorge-ramos-what-ive-learned/

In this article it was stated that Trump posted Jorge Ramos’ cell phone number on the Internet.

We made a short video to look a little deeper into this issue to try and understand why Trump would have done that….

What many pro-gun groups were calling Gunpocalypse has happened, on Friday July 1st, a mere 3 days before we celebrate the birth of a free nation, California Governor Jerry Brown reminded us all that California is no longer part of that free nation.

The California legislature spent most of the year working on ways to disarm the law abiding citizens of California rather than working on bills that would increase jobs or make us safer, and sent 12 anti-gun bills to the Governor on Thursday knowing that he would be leaving the state for his planned vacation late Friday and would need to act on them immediately. So the Governor signed 6 bills, but he picked the worst ones to sign, so there really is no relief except that most of these will be fought in the courts.

Assault Weapons in California

The two new bills passed change what an assault weapon is according to Section 30515 of the Ca. Penal Code. The bills re-write the previous statute of assault weapons in such a manner that a handed down M1 Carbine is now an assault weapon and thus no longer able to be handed down in a family.

AB 1135 by Assembly Member Marc B. Levine (D-Marin County) – This was originally a bill about groundwater and was stripped of its content to fast track the anti-gun bill. The bill revises the definition of “assault weapon” to mean any semiautomatic centerfire rifle, or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any ONE of those specified attributes amended in and listed in Section 30515 of the Penal Code.

The bill also redefines “fixed magazine” such a manner that the magazine cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action. By changing the definition of what is an illegal weapon, any person who possesses such an assault weapon, can be punished as a felony in this state.

SB 880 by Senator Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Makes it a felony to possess any semiautomatic centerfire rifle or a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has any one of specified attributes amended in and listed in Section 30515 of the Penal Code.

30515. (a) Notwithstanding Section 30510, “assault weapon” also means any of the following:

(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of the following:

(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.

(B) A thumbhole stock.

(C) A folding or telescoping stock.

(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.

(E) A flash suppressor.

(F) A forward pistol grip.

(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.

(4) A semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of the following:

(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer.

(B) A second handgrip.

(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning the bearer’s hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.

(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.

(5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:

(A) A folding or telescoping stock.

(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine.

(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

(b) For purposes of this section, “fixed magazine” means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

It would probably use less ink to simply describe what isn’t an assault weapon in California now. And of course the state will charge a fee for registration on top of the fees you already paid when you purchased the firearms.

Magazines

Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds have been banned from sale or import for many years, but possession was not and existing magazines were considered “grandfathered” in. Not anymore.

SB 1446 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) –Any person in this state who possesses any standard-capacity magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds, is guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) upon the first offense, by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) upon the second offense, and by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) upon the third or subsequent offense.

Any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, buys, or receives any large-capacity magazine is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

A person who, prior to July 1, 2017, legally possesses a standard-capacity magazine shall dispose of that magazine by any of the following means: Sell the magazine to a licensed firearms dealer, destroy the magazine, surrender the magazine to a law enforcement agency or remove the magazine from the state.

Loaning Firearms to Your Friends Is Now Illegal

AB 1511 by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Another bill that was stripped of its previous content that dealt with energy conservation and turned into an anti-gun bill in order to get through the legislature faster. It now criminalizes the loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including sportsmen and hunters.

This bill would instead limit the loan of a firearm to a spouse or registered domestic partner, or to a parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild, related as specified. Any other loan must go through a licensed firearms dealer and must not exceed 30 days.

This law is so purposely vague that simply offering a friend the opportunity to shoot your rifle or handgun could be a criminal violation.

More Ways to Lose Your Second Amendment Rights

AB 1695 by Assembly Member Rob Bonita (D-Oakland) – Existing law makes it a misdemeanor to make a false report to a peace officer, or to a person who is employed by a law enforcement agency, as specified, that a felony or misdemeanor has been committed, knowing the report to be false.

This bill would make that prohibition applicable to a person who reports to certain individuals and peace officers that a firearm has been lost or stolen, knowing the report to be false. The bill would also make it a misdemeanor for a person convicted of violating this provision to own a firearm within 10 years of the conviction.

Called the “Stop Illegal Gun Sales Act” Assembly Member Bonita feels that this will stop straw buyers from selling guns and then reporting them stolen. The obvious flaw in this is that you would still need to prove that the theft was false before restricting the person’s rights.

Ammunition Registration

SB 1235 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) – Senator “Ghost Gun” strikes again with this 9,977-word law requiring anyone wishing to purchase ammunition to have a background check and acquire a license to purchase ammunition, all for extra fees, of course. This bill also makes it a crime to purchase ammunition from any out of state source or to loan ammunition to another person. The Attorney General shall establish and maintain an online database to be known as the Prohibited Armed Persons File.

The file shall also be used to cross-reference persons who attempt to acquire ammunition to determine if those persons fall within a class of persons who are prohibited from owning or possessing ammunition. Only an ammunition vendor who is licensed by the Department of Justice shall be authorized to sell ammunition in this state. This bill requires the Department of Justice to create and issue ammunition vendor licenses for business wishing to sell ammunition.

An ammunition vendor shall not sell or otherwise transfer ownership of any ammunition without, at the time of delivery, legibly recording the following information on a form to
be prescribed by the Department of Justice:

(1) The date of the sale or other transfer.

(2) The purchaser’s or transferee’s driver’s license or other identification number and the state in which it was issued.

(3) The brand, type, and amount of ammunition sold or otherwise transferred.

(4) The purchaser’s or transferee’s full name and signature.

(5) The name of the salesperson who processed the sale or other transaction.

(6) The purchaser’s or transferee’s full residential address and telephone number.

(7) The purchaser’s or transferee’s date of birth.

(b) Commencing July 1, 2019, an ammunition vendor shall electronically submit to the department the information required by subdivision (a) for all sales and transfers of ownership of ammunition. The department shall retain this information in a database to be known as the Ammunition Purchase Records File. The department shall electronically approve the purchase or transfer of all ammunition through a vendor, as defined in Section 16151, except as otherwise specified. This approval shall occur at the time of purchase or transfer, prior to the purchaser or transferee taking possession of the ammunition.

Who doesn’t see this as the government controlling ever single round you shoot. You can bet the system will trigger and highlight those of us who shoot often or even those of us with guns who purchase no ammo as a target for what is now illegal out of state purchases.

Violation of any of the 19 sections of this bill will result in being guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

So if you go shooting in Arizona or Nevada and purchase ammo there, be sure to use it all, because cross back into California with even a single out of state purchased cartridge could land you in jail and cost you one thousand dollars.

Welcome to Kalifornia!

Bill Kendall

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