California Wants To Ban Guns But Wants More Hunters?

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Sometimes you wonder how governments are able to get anything done when there are so many backward ideas and complete disconnection from reality in Congress and other places. And that’s not to even mention when governments are working directly against themselves.

Take a recent situation which has come up in California (no surprise, there). It seems that the state of California, in all its wisdom, wants to ban guns. You already knew about that part. What you may not know, however, is that California also wants more hunters.

Yes, really. Michelle Robertson writes,

Shine up your rifle and break out the camo: The state of California is encouraging its eco-minded residents to get outside and start shooting.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday a new effort to recruit hunters and anglers throughout the state. Fish and Wildlife said in a statement it is partnering with other state and federal agencies as well as recreational communities to “address barriers and opportunities to hunting and fishing in the state.”

“The fishing and hunting opportunities in this state are unparalleled, they belong to all Californians and should be utilized by all of us. This effort is to make sure Californians know that,” Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham said in the statement.

The agency formed a task force, hired a full-time coordinator and research scientist, and created an action plan to address “barriers” to fishing and hunting, including access and opportunity challenges, public perception, and license structure and pricing.

Now, maybe someone will argue that California wants more bow hunters or crossbow hunters. And that’s fine, but, let’s be realistic: most hunting is done by people with firearms. Thus, if you want more hunters, you are going to have more people with firearms. It’s an obvious outcome to anyone who doesn’t deny reality.

Still, it’s nice to see that someone in California understands how important hunters are to conservation efforts. If only the rest of that state’s government got a clue about guns.

37 COMMENTS

  1. California is lost to the socialists I grew up here and I’m watching it go down the toilet everyday, the insanity of the idiots who run it is amazing they care more about illegals then they do the citizens who live here. As they impose there restrictions and open boarders on everyone homelessness is out of control and drugs and drug addiction is everywere , and good people are fleeing like crazy together out of what was once a great state to live in over priced over taxes and laws that are not followed as they create and jam new ones on everyone as they vote in what they want with there super majority and it’s own citizens have no say , I think the liberals have stole elections everywere and they kno wa they can do it and get away with it so this once great state called California is lost and gone as it will and has and is the next Venezuela… a socialist run cesspool headed for the toilet… were only criminals will own guns and it’s people will not be free .

  2. I would love to see the sportsmen in CA all get together and declare a moratorium on fishing and hunting. Which, of course, means that NO ONE is buying CA hunting and fishing licenses. Hit the politicians where it hurts them the most – In their tax wallets ! It would put the CA fish and wildlife OUT OF BUSINESS ! Let the politicians know that the states sportsmen are willingly traveling to neighbor states, paying for OUT OF STATE permits to do their hunting and fishing, and will continue to do so until the CA law makers rescind each and every 2nd Amendment infringement, AKA unconstitutional law on the CA books whether state county or city.

    • I can agree AND I can see future problems with wildlife population becoming a hugs problem. Dumbascraps can’t see any farther than the end of their noses. A fine example was the huge fire last year due to stupid forestry rules. Same thing happened in Florida somewhere around the early 90’s, I think where they banned property owners from burning the underbrush for years and in later years a huge fire started. They DID rescind the order but I guess California didn’t watch the news when it happened……maybe too young at that time.

    • “California hunters” have already done what you dream of ! It’s called go to Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, many other great states, and throw their money around, that they made real estate, blowing all local real estate VALUES completely out of wack (like California’s values), offering to buy up land tracts and lease ranch properties “no matter what it costs”, leaving we natives to the state we’ve always lived in (like sticking it out) with no where to go and crowds of idiots everywhere (Let’s face it, if you stayed in CA over a couple of years you can complain about liberals and wacko’s but YOU are one of them) I’d say “STAY IN CALIFORNIA ! YOU MADE IT THAT WAY, OR AT LEAST HELPED TO MAKE IT THAT WAY” and now you all want to come to the PNW and PHUQ it up here !!

  3. What next???? New Jersey now soliciting hunters to hunt snipe with AR-15s….sounds like a “Trojan Horse” operation.

  4. CALIFORNICATION IS A FUCKED UP STATE AND IT IS ALL CREATED BY THE LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMO-RAT GOVERNMENT. NEW JERKY IS ALSO A FUCKED UP STATE BECAUSE OF THE DEMO-RAT GOVERNMENT.
    LIBERAL SOCIALISM WILL BE THE DOWN FALL OF THE US UNLESS THE CITIZENS WHO ARE TIRED OF BEING SCREWED WAKE UP AND DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

    • Don’t forget to add the “Peope’s Democratic Socialist Republik of Illinois” to your list.
      Those idiots in Chicago and in Springfield woundn’t want to feel left out.

    • Sadly, all you free states will soon be in the same sh!t hole, since many of you wanted the California business money. In effect, you are importing Californian who will make you like California. These transplants are economic transplant who left with the jobs, not ideological transplant who want to leave the sh!t behind. I’m in California and am waiting to get my retirement then leave. I am an ideological transplant who will assimilate and fit in. And, I am seeing my choices starting to turn “blue.”

    • what needs to happen is ALL the Hunters and Gun owners Stand up and March into WA DC Armed of course and go into the Halls of Congress and the Senate and FIRE every damn one of them, Physically REMOVE them all. Let them All know who owns this country, it’s WE the PEOPLE not them, they are not making laws for We the People they are making laws for them to have more power over us.

    • Amen brother as you are on point all the way. If I was President Trump I would send most of the central Americans coming across our boarders to California and so to NJ,Minn.

  5. I escaped from the Kommunist Kingdom of Kalifornia in 1974 and never looked back. One could see even then that the Kommissars that run the system there were headed for the socialist toilet.

  6. What must be done is that All Gun related company’s, Gun product company’s, out of state Hunters, Competitive Shooter’s need to stop All activities in California. All your doing is spending thousand’s of dollars in an Anti-Gun state that will be used to further their Anti-Gun agenda’s. Wake Up!!!!!! Completely Stop All gun related sales to this state, even as far as supplying their police agency’s with gun’s and ammo. I coudn’t care less if there are any “Gun Owners” who say Boo Hoo, Stop electing these Godless Polititicans to office.

  7. What you folks must realize is that the liberal scum bags and perverts making the laws are from the high population areas of the state SF, San Jose, LA, The real people and the ones who have made this state great are all located in the interior portions and many of which are in deed avid sportsman. Political whores like Pelosi and our large democratic contingency of communists all come along after the slithering back from Canada and their hidden holes where they went to avoid serving their country or contributing to our culture. They without exception are striving to destroy our nation any way they can and thanks to the National Democratic Communist Party are succeeding. Our sportsman and women however seek to straighten our state by balancing and managing our wildlife while ensuring future recreation qualities of life we have enjoyed for many years. I am a native son of California and I apologize for letting these scumbags in… We should have found a way to stop them from staying here and screwing up our state.

    • The same goes for Illinois. If you were to remove Chicago and Cook (Crook) County out of the political equation, then Illinois would be soundly Red. But for the progressive liberal democrats primarily in Chicago and Cook Co., so goes Chicago, so goes Illinois.

      Thanks to people such as Mike Madigan, J. B. Pritzker, Dick Durbin (since 1997), Tammy Duckworth (since 2017) and all the other progressive liberal democrats who have a hand in trying to turn this state into another socialist paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela.

    • Many are moving to other states and are bringing their liberal nonsense with them. Texas has ALWAYS been an open carry conservative state, that is changing with the Californians moving there, some with companies others to get away from the strangling housing and taxes of CA.

      To those jumping from CA to TX: When you leave CA leave your liberal socialist believes behind as well! You all are screwing up other states while “improving” YOUR situation.

  8. I left Californicate 38 years ago because I was totally fed up with the vast amount of crime and the liberal mindset of its fairy politicians and I had come to the conclusion that Californicate was like a big bowl of Granola….What wasn’t fruits or nuts was flakes.

  9. is this like to reduce the deaths of sober drivers and their passengers, caused by drunk drivers, the state will ban sober drivers

  10. nobody ever said that liberals make smart decisions it’s too bad that were loosing places like california new jersey new york and other places I guess the only benefit is that if we’re ever invaded the enemy will kill some of the loonies first even after they roll over like a dog with it’s belly up in the air. My biggest desire for every gun company is that for every location whether states , cities or whatever , that the gun companies would restrict and even prohibit all gun sales in those municipalities to all law enforcement and military just as they’re restricted to civilians. So if it is illegal to sell guns to civilians that the companies wouldn’t sell them to anyone. I support law enforcement so this isn’t anything against them , it’s to put the politicians in a similar position. But that’s too bad that the ( few ) good people have to suffer the insanity of the liberal politicians and the looney people there. So I’d like to see all these gun companies leave the liberal states like new york. California wants to pull out of the union I say let them , and don’t let them back in.

    • Great idea Rick, unfortunately, the feds have bought up over 200 million rounds of ammo and will willingly give it to any law enforcement agency who requests it (except WA sheriffs who refuse to enforce the unconstitutional gun restrictions recently enacted there)!

      • The Feds have 200 million rounds? That’s nice.

        According to Weapons Man, it is:

        ” We believe that the correct number is much higher — somewhere between 412 and 660 million. You may wonder how we came to that number, so buckle up (and cringe, if you’re a math-phobe, although it never gets too theoretical): unlike most of the academics and reporters we linked above, we’re going to use publicly available data, and show our work.

        What if we told you that one ATF computer system logged, by serial number, 252,000,000 unique firearms, and represented only those firearms manufactured, imported or sold by a relatively small number of the nation’s tens of thousands of Federal Firearms Licensees?”

        I’m convinced we have more than 600 million guns in America and more than 12 trillion rounds of ammunition, more than what is reported by the media.

    • Politicians have armed guards with them live in gated communities and basically, have their heads where the sun don’t shine. They then claim they are working for the middle class and the underprivileged.

      Minnesota is another state that is full of idiots. The new Governor ran on raising taxes on an already overtaxed system and they voted him in. It doesn’t seem to matter who is running as long as they are running as a Democrat/Socialist. Then they complain that they’re overtaxed!? Doesn’t make any sense.
      Obamacare Architect, Jonathan Gruber, said it so succinctly “Americans are too Stupid to notice”

  11. Maybe we should all get together with the NRA and file a class action suit declareing all anti gun laws unconstitutional. They are and we should say so in court as high as we can take it.

    • That still won’t stop the gun grabbers. There are already plenty of federal cases and US Supreme Court cases that have ruled that most state anti-gun laws unconstitutional, but the anti-gunners ignore the courts and keep passing the anti-gun laws.

  12. Screw California. I avoid it like the plague probably because the liberal mentality is a plague which is why so many are leaving in drove. The problem is these people when they move want the new state to be like California without all the dumbass rules or taxes. I say we put a limit on how many idiots from Cancerfornia can move per year, let them stay a fix their own problems don’t bring it to my state.

  13. instead of complaining on internet chat sites … DO SOMETHING ! PHUQ ! PHUQ ! PHUQ !!!

    TALK … TALK … TALK … TALK … THAT IS ALL YOU MORONS DO !!! ANY PERSON WITH 1/2 THE BRAINS GOD PUT IN A RUBBER SNAKE CAN SEE HOW THE “SYSTEM” WORKS BY NOW ! THEY HAVE EVEN INFILTRATED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY …. ALL IT TAKES IS FOR “GOOD MEN TO STAND BY AND DO NOTHING FOR EVIL TO SUCCEED” IT IS ABOUT TOO LATE AT THIS POINT SO DON’T CRY THE BLUES AND WHINE WHEN IT IS TOO LATE

  14. I have not heard that there is any brain power in Sacrademto. There is a desperate need to totally clean house up there. DUMP THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!

  15. When the People’s Socialist Demokratik Republik of Kalifornikate passes pot birth abortions, the citizens can start killing politicians, and call the act a “post birth abortion!”
    Keep your powder dry, weapons and ammo clean, and practice, practice. practice!

  16. OF COURSE CALIFORNICATION WANTS MORE HUNTERS. THEY JUST DON’T WANT THE GUNS! With more hunters, it means more $$$$ for licenses, and more federal Pittman-Robertson $$$$ from the Feds. ……

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