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raymondr612001
02-05-2010, 12:53 AM
02-05-10

Are any on the current candidates for Governor on our side? By on our side I mean:

Who favors repealing the "Assault Weapons" ban and the 10-day waiting period entirely?
Who supports "Right to Carry"?
Who supports the "Castle Doctrine"?
Who supports a "Right to bear arms" amendment to the state constitution?
Who supports a permanent ban on all gun registration?

Whoever wants our support must agree to all 5 points I just listed and should be required to pledge to push for these moves without qualification.

Window_Seat
02-05-2010, 12:55 AM
First... Welcome.
Numerous dupes, but a simple search will pull up the "skinny" on who is and who isn't.

Erik.

wildhawker
02-05-2010, 1:55 AM
Jerry Brown is the most electable candidate with a record of supporting fundamental rights, including guns.

No candidate in state level politics could take the positions that you're asking them to on those issues and be electable. We don't need them to. In a governor, we need someone who knows when to sign and when to veto.

AW ban will fall via upcoming court challenges. Right to carry will be won via Palmer/Sykes. We have a pretty robust castle doctrine right now. McDonald will get us 2A here in CA; as such a constitutional amendment will not be necessary. We cannot "ban" gun registration, and it may not be a winnable court challenge.

02-05-10

Are any on the current candidates for Governor on our side? By on our side I mean:

Who favors repealing the "Assault Weapons" ban and the 10-day waiting period entirely?
Who supports "Right to Carry"?
Who supports the "Castle Doctrine"?
Who supports a "Right to bear arms" amendment to the state constitution?
Who supports a permanent ban on all gun registration?

Whoever wants our support must agree to all 5 points I just listed and should be required to pledge to push for these moves without qualification.

cbn620
02-05-2010, 2:16 AM
Brown is probably the only mainstream candidate with a chance at winning. If I felt like Brown would be a compromise vote and only slightly good for our second amendment, I'd recommend voting a third party. However at this point I feel like Brown is not a compromise on any of the issues that matter to me. I feel like he really is the best candidate I've seen for the job.

The other side of the debate says vote for one of the lesser known or third party candidates who are really gung ho about the 2nd, and also support some of their other, more conservative viewpoints.

Choice is yours. As an independent, Brown has my vote. If you're a conservative or a Republican he might turn you off so much on other issues so much as to leave a bad taste in your mouth. I personally don't think he will be a threat to most moderate Republicans. I think present Brown, from what we know of his recent forays, is a rather centrist guy with a slight inkling of small "L" libertarianism. I think since he is so majorly electable, and is thus our best shot at a pro 2A governor, he is a no brainer.

I dunno, choice is yours. Just one guy's opinion. Use the search, you'll get a long list of threads on this subject. There have been some very convincing arguments made from just about every perspective.

chessknt
02-05-2010, 7:28 AM
Browns stance on global warming is a huge threat to our crippled economy. He will probably also agree to pass the crazy debt-fattening single payer bill that gets thrown at the governor once every 2 years. Id rather just have no governor, but since that isnt an option im voting Republican to try to limit the damage our legislature can do.

3rd party=wasted vote imo because you know they arent going to win.

mblat
02-05-2010, 8:11 AM
Short answer - nobody.
Longer answer - Brown is the only electable candidate who doesn't have anti-gun history. His religion ( human caused climate change) however, is about as sane as radical Islam and probably even more dangerous to health of the Republic.

mattymatt
02-05-2010, 8:17 AM
I'm voting third party. I'm trying to get the word our about Chelene Nightingale. http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/

To me she's the only viable candidate.

Sawdust
02-05-2010, 8:50 AM
Yep, Brown's fanaticism regarding anthropogenic global warming throws him on the scrap heap.

Sawdust

M1A Rifleman
02-05-2010, 8:51 AM
None of the current crop in either party are really on your/our side. Some will say JB is a god send because of his latest statements that appear pro gun, however is record seems to say different.

SKSer
02-05-2010, 9:44 AM
If you only care about 2a which many of us do, then Jerry Brown is your man. The state is about fall off the cliff on all other issues, and Jerry Brown is more worried about his Global Warming Agenda then fixing the crisis. His GW agenda has caused many good, hardworking, tax paying families to have to pack up and move out of California, and he really could care less. So you may have a protected 2a, but you may not want to live in this state when he is done with it. Here is the kind of stuff JB supports http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/comments_blog/2010/02/free-parking-not-if-one-state-lawmaker-gets-his-way.html

wildhawker
02-05-2010, 10:14 AM
I'm voting third party. I'm trying to get the word our about Chelene Nightingale. http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/

To me she's the only viable candidate.

How are you seeing CN as "viable"?

97F1504RAD
02-18-2010, 7:22 PM
I'm voting third party. I'm trying to get the word our about Chelene Nightingale. http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/

To me she's the only viable candidate.

Yep I agree and I will also most likley vote for her. The more I read and listen the more I like her. And here are some of the reason why. From her site.

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_education.htm

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_economy.htm

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_environment.htm

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_immigration.htm

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_statesrights.htm

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/issue_yourrights.htm

And check out her support page. Hmm something on it looks vaguely familiar.

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/pages/links.htm