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Dahle Calls on Democrats to Stop Tax Drive

CA & OR

Aug. 31, 2015

California drivers need bureaucratic reform, not still higher taxes

SACRAMENTO – On the 75th day of the transportation special session, Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Bieber, and his fellow Assembly Republicans are calling on the Democrats to stop their push for still more taxes and fees on already strapped California drivers and instead fast-track the Assembly Republican plan to fix California’s roads.

The Republican roadmap is stuck in legislative gridlock while Democrats hold partisan press conferences around the state, the latest of which took place in Fresno on Friday. The 9-point plan, unveiled by Assembly Republicans on June 29, would generate $6.6 billion in annual funding for roads and highways without new taxes. The Assembly GOP plan is the only comprehensive transportation funding plan on the table. It was endorsed on Friday by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“California’s drivers already pay among the nation’s highest fuel taxes, including new cap-and-trade charges that took effect this year, but suffer some of America’s worst maintained roads,” Dahle said. “The Republican plan would use existing funds and streamline California’s costly bureaucratic system to ensure taxpayers get their money’s worth.”

Today marks 75 days since the special legislative session on transportation first convened. During that time, Assembly Democrats have held partisan events in the Bay Area, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Meanwhile, they have not presented a comprehensive plan on how to fully fund California’s transportation needs. Despite a $4 billion surplus and a record state budget, Democrats failed to make transportation a budget priority this year.

To learn more about the Assembly GOP plan, click here.

Brian Dahle, R-Bieber, represents California’s 1st Assembly District, which includes all or parts of Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.

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Roughly 5 million people left California in the last decade. See where they went.

CA & OR

Sac Bee.com

By Phillip Reese -preese@sacbee.com

An unprecedented number of Californians left for other states during the last decade, according to new tax return data from the Internal Revenue Service.

About 5 million Californians left between 2004 and 2013. Roughly 3.9 million people came here from other states during that period, for a net population loss of more than 1 million people.

The trend resulted in a net loss of about $26 billion in annual income.

About 600,000 California residents left for Texas, which drew more Californians than any other state. Roughly 350,000 people came from Texas to California.

The recession and housing bust, which hit California harder than most states, likely played a role in the trend. Conservative analyst and Hoover Institute Fellow Carson Bruno also blames the state’s high cost of living and tax structure.

Based on tax returns, the IRS migration data is considered the gold standard for measuring population shifts, though it lags two to three years behind the current date. The latest, separate estimates from the state Department of Finance showed net domestic migration losses slowing, but not abating, in 2014.

Despite the loss of residents to other states, California continued to grow during the last decade because of natural increase – more births than deaths – and foreign migration.

http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article32679753.html

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Time for another water bond? Draft language floating

Agriculture - California, Air, Climate & Weather

PNP comment: Rumors claim they didn’t spend the 2014 Water Bond monies correctly, why should we believe they will now? — Editor Liz Bowen

Former Brown administration official considers asking voters for follow-up water bond

Measure comes less than a year after Californians approved $7.5 billion water bond

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It hasn’t been a year since Californians approved a $7.5 billion water bond. But with drought still ravaging the state – and Democratic-heavy turnout expected in November 2016 – a former Brown administration official is mulling asking voters to approve a follow-up measure.

Gerald Meral, a former deputy secretary of the state’s Natural Resources Agency, sent draft language for “The Water Supply Reliability and Drought Protection Act of 2016” to water agency officials, environmentalists and others in recent days.

In an email to associates over the weekend, Meral said his organization, the San Francisco-based Natural Heritage Institute, is considering sponsoring a bond on the November 2016 ballot to “fund programs which were not funded or were underfunded” in the water bond last year.

The draft language leaves the amount of the measure blank, and Meral said Sunday that he doesn’t know how big it would be.

“Not too big,” he said. “We shouldn’t get carried away.”

The follow-up bond would include funding for water recycling, water conservation, groundwater desalination and watershed management, among other measures. It would also provide money for property owners to install drought-tolerant landscaping, with extra incentives for low-income homeowners.

“The public seems pretty receptive to doing something about water,” Meral said. “Whether they still will be next year, who knows? … We’re looking at it, anyway.”

The proposal does not include additional money for storage, a priority of many Republicans, except for grants to local agencies to repair reservoirs principally used for flood control.

Before retiring from the state in 2013, Meral served as the chief steward of Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial proposal to build two tunnels to divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the south.

The draft measure includes language prohibiting bond money from being used for Delta conveyance facilities.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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Liz Writes Life 8-25-15

Liz Writes Life

Aug. 25, 2015

Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA

Scott Valley Protect Our Water will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, Aug. 27th at the Fort Jones Community Center in Fort Jones. Time is 7 p.m. Please bring a dessert to share as we eat before, during and after.

President Mike Adams will bring us up-to-date on several Scott Valley water issues. Siskiyou Co. Dist. 5 Supervisor Ray Haupt will be there to explain about the regulations that will affect private property and Conservation Easements now that there is a wolf pack in Siskiyou County. He was interviewed by the Sacramento Bee recently about the new “Shasta” wolf pack telling the reporter that it is “irresponsible” of the state to allow Canadian wolves in Siskiyou County. He is certainly up-to-speed on the subject.

Erin Ryan, from Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s staff, is also planning on attending and sharing the newest information. There should be quite the discussion on the final decision regarding USFS Westside Recovery Project from the deadly fires last summer in Siskiyou County. It looks like the recovery project won’t recover a darned thing!

Dancin’

On Friday night, Aug. 28th, two live bands will rock “The REC” in Fort Jones. Doors open at 5 p.m. with pizza and beer available. At 8 p.m. “B Side” will open for “Stonewash” and folks can dance until 11 p.m. Cost is $10 each.

Flixx Fest

Remember that Scott Valley’s first film festival will be Sept. 24 – 27. It kicks-off at The REC with short films from 1 to 5 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. “The Great Alone” will be shown with Alaskan Sleddog Iditerod Race Winner Lance Mackey appearing in person. Wow, pretty cool stuff. Check out the webpage for more info at: flixxfest.org

Garden

We froze eight more packages of corn last week. I recalled Sam Thackeray saying they cook their corn in an ice chest. No one answered the phone at their house, when I called for exact info – so, I asked “the web” and found instructions. We filled up our ice chest with the husked corn and poured in about two gallons of boiling water. Closed the lid and waited 30 minutes. Yep it was done! What a slick way to do that hot job. Picked more broccoli to blanch and freeze and the cucumbers have not slowed down, so been giving them away as fast as I can. The tomatoes are ripening faster and may start canning them this week.

Drought

The Associated Press reported the drought in California will cost the state agriculture economy over $1.84 billion in this year alone. This is information by researchers from U.C. Davis. There are several very sad portions in this report. One is the loss or fallowing of over 542,000 acres of farm land due to lack of water. It is just ridiculous to not have more water stored for droughts. Going nearly 50 years without improvement and an increase in reservoirs and water storage is plain stupid. And “yes” I am pointing to our confused Guv. Brown, who has fought water storage in all his years as governor. The second is the drought is hitting farm owners and farm workers costing more than 10,100 jobs to seasonal farm jobs.

Wolves

In Northern Washington a wolf pack attacked and injured a sheep guard dog, recently. Don’t know how many sheep the pack killed. And in Oregon, the Mt. Emily wolf pack has been caught wounding two dogs and killing 13 sheep during the past two years. We can now look forward to problems with wolves like other states where the non-native Canadian wolf has been allowed to expand.
Among all the killing and attacks, the enviros have resurrected an old “dismissed” lawsuit to challenge USDA’s possible killing of predators that attack livestock and guard dogs. That is not good.

Comment

The comment period is now open on a proposed rule reevaluating the designation of “critical habitat” for the marbled murrelet by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The bird was listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act in 1992 and the designation of critical habitat has added to loss of timber harvests in California, Oregon and Washington. Currently, over $3.6 million acres have been set aside for specific marbled murrelet habitat within the three states. Yep, all for a little bird — curtailing any timber harvests.

Apparently, the new comment period is in response to litigation against the USFWS. I’ll be writing to say there is way too much acreage set aside for the bird and that the forests need to be thinned to provide healthier habitat for all wildlife – and not burn up!

The comment period begins today and runs for 60 days. You can mail your comments to:

Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R1–ES–2015–0070; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.

Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. You can call her at 530-467-3515.
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Federal judge recuses himself in criminal case against San Juan County Commissioner

Bureau of Land Management, Federal gov & land grabs

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 10:05 p.m. MDT

Updated: 15 hours ago

SALT LAKE CITY — Less than three weeks before a scheduled sentencing, a federal judge has recused himself in the case against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for the ATV protest ride he organized and led in Recapture Canyon in May 2014.

U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby filed an order of recusal Friday, citing the appearance of a conflict of interest because of his close friendship with Steve Bloch, legal director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

The conservation organization had reportedly urged for Lyman to be prosecuted for his protest ride and joined other organizations in writing to the court to request a robust sentence against Lyman. Bloch also reportedly attended Lyman’s trial.

In May, a jury convicted Lyman and Monticello City Councilman Monte Wells of conspiring to operate off-road vehicles on public lands closed to off-road vehicles and operation of off-road vehicles on public lands closed to off-road vehicles.

The misdemeanor convictions could result in up to one year in prison, 12 months of probation and a $100,000 fine for both Lyman and Wells. Federal prosecutors have said they are pushing for both men to serve jail time.

Lyman filed a motion in July asking that Shelby be disqualified from the case. According to Lyman, Shelby should be removed from the trial because of his undisclosed friendship with Bloch. The motion argued Shelby made note of his relationship with Bloch in another set of cases but did not do the same in the case against Lyman.

Lyman said he didn’t know about the conflict of interest until after he was convicted.

“Bloch and his wife, Kara, are friends of mine and have been for a long, long time,” Lyman’s motion quotes Shelby as saying on the record in a status conference concerning the separate cases. “My wife and I have socialized with the two of them since that time, (and) we continue to socialize. My son is close friends with Steve’s son. They play on the same soccer team (and are) in the same school class.”

Shelby contended in his order of recusal that he didn’t know the extent of Bloch’s interest in the case until Lyman filed his motion.

“Until Mr. Lyman filed his disqualification motion, the court was unaware of any involvement in this proceeding by SUWA,” Shelby wrote.

Lyman also claims Shelby did not require the same stringent impartiality of himself as he did of jurors in the trial, each of whom were asked about their affiliation with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other conservation organizations during the jury selection process.

Shelby countered in his order Friday that “it was the defendants (and not Shelby himself) who asked the court to inquire of potential jurors about their affiliation with conservation groups, including SUWA.”

Shelby further argued that the defendants’ request for such questioning during jury selection didn’t tip him off to his friend’s direct involvement in the proceedings against Lyman. He noted that Bloch is not listed as a party in the case.

Another judge was initially in charge of reviewing the merits of Lyman’s motion, but Shelby said he wanted to proactively recuse himself in light of his new understanding of his friend’s connection to the legal proceedings.

Lyman has also filed a motion for a new trial, claiming the Bureau of Land Management failed to properly show that the road running through Recapture Canyon is in fact protected as a public highway. He said that means he can’t be legally faulted for leading and riding with a group of protestors who were angry about the federal government’s designation of the land.

Email: blockhart@deseretnews.com

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865635620/Federal-judge-recuses-himself-in-criminal-case-against-San-Juan-County-Commissioner.html

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Wyoming man files suit over massive EPA fines for building pond

Agriculture, Clean Water ACT - EPA
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WDFW draws a line against Huckleberry wolf pack

Wolves

PNP comment: This just proves that the packs do expand quickly and they do eat livestock and can devastate wildlife populations. Of course, the wolf lovers spout the opposite lies and myths. — Editor Liz Bowen

Don Jenkins

Capital Press

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Huckleberry wolfpack will be thinned if there’s one more depredation.

One more depredation by a troublesome pack in northeast Washington will lead to the lethal removal of wolves, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife official said Friday.

Seriously injuring a sheep dog this month in Stevens County will count as a strike against the Huckleberry pack, which killed at least 26 sheep last summer belonging to the dog’s owner, rancher Dave Dashiell.

Donny Martorello, WDFW’s wolf policy coordinator, said Dashiell has tried everything possible — lights, alarms, dogs, fences and more human presence — to deter wolves.

“If we get a second depredation there will be a recognition that we have put those things on the landscape and that the depredations are continuing,” Martorello said.

Martorello and other WDFW officials outlined in a conference call with the department’s wolf advisory group non-lethal efforts to protect livestock from the Huckleberry pack, which has split into north and south groups.

The red line drawn by WDFW applies only to the north group, which was blamed for injuring the dog. If the south group attacks livestock or guard dogs, “I think we would take a pause and review everything we know,” Martorello said in an interview.

Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association President Justin Hedrick said WDFW was being too lenient, considering the pack’s record.

Because of last summer’s depredations, WDFW authorized shooting up to four wolves. One female wolf was killed before WDFW suspended the operation because the sheep were no longer in the pack’s territory.

“I don’t understand why there’s a reset button,” Hedrick said during the conference call. “Why would you wait for two (depredations) when this pack has already been eligible for lethal removal?”

Martorello said WDFW was trying to apply its policies in a case that pushed the department into new territory. WDFW generally will consider lethal removal after four depredations involving a pack. The Huckleberry pack has been involved in more than four depredations, but the incidents were separated by months.

Shawn Cantrell, Defenders of Wildlife’s Northwest director, said lethal removal may be the right move if there’s another depredation, but WDFW should have waited to make that decision.

“I would like them to allow for more flexibility. The circumstances are hard to predict,” he said. “I’m pleased the department is continuing to invest in non-lethal measures to prevent a second depredation. I think that’s what everybody wants.”

Dashiell estimated he lost more than 200 sheep to wolves last year. He said Friday that he’s lost about seven sheep this year, though WDFW has not confirmed any were killed by wolves. Three sheep were attacked by cougars, WDFW concluded.

Dashiell said he moved most of his sheep to a feedlot outside the county and is spending more than $10,000 a month on hay. The sheep dog was guarding a small flock near his house. He said he’s ready to sell his herd and that the area is heading toward becoming a wolf sanctuary without a livestock industry.

“I don’t want to be the first domino to fall, but that’s looking like how it is,” Dashiell said. “It’s just pretty ugly, is how it is.”

Elsewhere in Washington this summer, wolves in the Dirty Shirt pack, also in Stevens County, have killed three cows and one calf. The Teanaway pack in Kittitas County killed a yearling Angus.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Assistance to Wyoming Ranchers to Increase Sage-Grouse Populations, Enhance Habitats on 38,000 Acres

Agriculture, Endangered Species Act, Federal gov & land grabs

Two-year Sage Grouse Initiative Spans 11 Western States, Maintains Working Lands Approach to Conservation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $21.8 million in additional financial assistance to help eligible farmers and ranchers in Wyoming conserve critical Greater Sage-grouse habitat. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), conservation partners such as land trusts will help eligible ranchers permanently protect large working ranches, and the associated Greater Sage-grouse habitat. USDA’s support aims to keep farmers and ranchers in Wyoming working on their land, while maintaining the land’s economic viability. Over the past two years, USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) has obligated $112 million in financial assistance to conserve sage-grouse in 11 states, including California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
“Instead of trying to tackle all of the threats to sage-grouse in a massive land area, NRCS and its partners are prioritizing assistance in core areas of high sage-grouse abundance to ensure that enough of the right conservation practices are implemented in the right landscapes,” said Vilsack. “By proactively working with farmers and ranchers to ensure that sage-grouse flourish and are provided with habitats, we are keeping agricultural lands productive and enhancing the economies of Western states. Moreover, our conservation partners are demonstrating their commitment to SGI’s success by providing additional resources to help us with this effort.”
USDA and its partners will continue to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of applied conservation practices, quantify the resulting benefits, and provide a scientific basis for SGI improvements. Thus far, USDA has invested $94 million in the SGI in 2011 and $18 million in 2010. States are using a combination of programs to provide the financial and technical assistance required to implement the initiative, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) and the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). Please click on Sage Grouse Initiative to view a list of each state’s funding by program.
SGI works in part through easement programs like FRPP to provide matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Wyoming’s ranchers have shown unprecedented interest in enrolling acreage in FRPP to protect agricultural land on which the Greater sage-grouse depends to thrive. Working with USDA, conservation partners such as land trusts will use FRPP to help eligible ranchers permanently protect large working ranches, and the associated Greater Sage-grouse habitat. Wyoming will use the additional fiscal year 2011 funding for agreements with land trusts that will conserve nearly 38,000 acres in permanent easements on four large working ranches in Park and Sublette counties.
Examples of the types of conservation practices that NRCS and its partners are installing include: using sustainable grazing systems to improve hiding cover for birds, marking or moving “high risk” fences near breeding sites to reduce bird collisions, and removing invasive conifers from grasslands to allow re-colonization of otherwise suitable sage-grouse habitat. Previously, the SGI removed encroaching conifers from 40,000 acres of range lands in areas near high sage-grouse abundance, allowing birds to re-colonize otherwise suitable habitats.
Conservation partners are demonstrating their commitment to SGI’s success by providing additional resources to leverage the federal investment. In an unprecedented partnership with federal and state agencies, non-government organizations and private industry, USDA is investing $4 million and its partners an additional $2.25 million to increase technical assistance to help speed the implementation and success of the SGI. This $6.25 million investment will support 16 new technical positions that are hired and supervised by non-federal partners and housed in USDA service centers for up to three years. The employees will help eligible farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices that enhance sage-grouse habitat in priority landscapes.
In March 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the greater sage-grouse biologically warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, because of the need to address higher-priority species first, the FWS placed the sage-grouse on the candidate list for future action. SGI’s goal is to implement the right conservation practices in the right locations to preclude the need to list the species as threatened or endangered.
For more information about SGI, please visit Sage Grouse Initiative.
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Commission sticks with linking cougar hunts to wolf recovery

Wildlife, Wolves

PNP comment: And the Greenies are fighting this as they apparently want more and more predators to eat up the wildlife and livestock and pets and people. — Editor Liz Bowen

Don Jenkins

Capital Press

Courtesy of Rich Beausoleil/WDFW The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has affirmed its decision to allow more cougars to be hunted in regions occupied by wolves. Animal-rights and conservation groups had petitioned to reverse the decision.

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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission reaffirms decision to increase hunting of cougars in areas occupied by wolves.

Washington will increase cougar hunting in wolf territory as a sympathetic gesture to communities concerned about the increasing presence of predators, the Fish and Wildlife Commission confirmed Friday.

The commission voted 7-1 to reject a petition submitted by the Humane Society of the United States and several conservation groups challenging the stepped-up cougar hunts in about 29 percent of the state.

They argued that shooting cougars to shore up support for wolf recovery was a rash move by the commission. The groups asserted the policy was not subjected to public comment and likely to backfire by killing older cougars that keep juvenile males away from livestock and humans.

Commissioner Jay Kehne, an Omak resident who works for one of the petitioning groups, Conservation Northwest, agreed on most points. He said it was a “far stretch” to link cougar hunting with wolf recovery.

The rest of the commission stuck with its decision in April to increase harvest limits in 14 game units that overlap with wolf packs.

Commissioner Miranda Wecker, a Naselle resident, said Friday that the commission should defend its right to “tweak” harvest levels. She said in an earlier interview that the change was an empathetic signal to Eastern Washington residents unhappy with a growing wolf population. Wolves are a state-protected species and can’t be hunted.

Kehne said the public never got a chance to comment on the policy. He said public outreach focused on extending the cougar hunting season by one month. “There was no discussion of increasing (harvest) numbers in all of that process,” he said.

The move will change harvest limits statewide by about 25 cougars. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the state has approximately 3,600 cougars and 163 were harvested in 2014.

WDFW biologists say it’s impossible to forecast exactly how many more cougars will be shot. Limits aren’t reached in most game units, and the department has the option of ending hunts early.

WDFW biologists had recommended keeping cougar harvest levels uniform throughout the state as the best way to provide a stable population and social structure. The recommendation was based on six studies conducted over 13 years by WDFW, Washington State University and the University of Washington, according to a staff report.

Although the April vote differed from the staff’s advice, WDFW officials Friday recommended that commissioners stick with their decision.

WDFW biologists say the increased hunting in wolf territory probably won’t lower the state’s overall population, but it may open up areas for juvenile males to roam.

There is no evidence that more attacks on livestock will follow, but young cougars are more likely to enter residential areas, according to the staff report.

The commission agreed to revisit the harvest levels in a year.

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Guns and mental illness

2nd Amendment rights, Op-ed

Dear Fellow Americans:

The big, big news is yesterday’s report of a psycho shooting two former coworkers on Live TV. This incident provoked the typical kneejerk reaction from the Kool Aid drinking Gun Control crowd shouting from the roof tops, “It’s the gun! It’s the gun!” This happens each time there is a high profile shooting murder.

So what can we take away from this recurring situation? I believe it demonstrates that there is mental problem previously unidentified. Let’s call it Gun Control Obsessive Thinking Disorder(GCOTD). Individuals can be said to be suffering this problem if they exhibit two or more of the following s ymptoms.

1. Verbalizing the 2nd Amendment is outdated and should no longer be in the Bill of Rights.
2. Irrational hatred and fear of Second Amendment groups like the NRA and Gun Owners of America.
3. Simplistic Thinking and Verbalization that banning guns will end violence.
4. Hypocritical Behavior including denouncing firearms while hiring armed guards to provide protection for themselves.
5. Ignoring all factual evidence which does not support their gun banning advocacy behavior while making up phony statistics to support their position.
6. Secretly owning firearms while denouncing the personal ownership of firearms.
7. Recoils at the sight of law abiding citizens carrying a firearm in Public in accordance with the Law.
8. Refusal to acknowledge that cities like Chicago which have the most restrictive gun laws also have extremely high gun violence incidents.
9. Thinks that high paid actors who star in movies including lots and lots of shooting are not hypocrites for advocating more gun control.
10. A fixation on a certain type of firearm as being particularly evil and that it should be banned.
11. Supports blathering idiotic foreigners like Piers Morgan who advocates for Gun Control in America.
12. Reacts with fear and loathing at the sight of an Armed Law Enforcement Officer during a traffic stop.
13. Sports A Black Lives Matter bumper sticker while verbalizing that all Police Officers are pigs who just want to shoot down innocent black people.
14. Unable to understand the difference between a Semi-Automatic Rifle and a Fully Automatic Machine Gun. Further believes that Machine Guns can be purchased by going to Craig’s List or at a local Flea Market.
15. Hates Responsible Gun Owner Sarah Palin, but thinks Gun Control Advocate Hillary Clinton is an honest person.
16. Believes that a object by itself is totally dangerous and causes the owner to go nuts shooting everyone possible.
17 . Gets extremely irate when another black criminal in the I nner City is s hot to death by police during the commission of a crime, but cares less when a 9 year old Inner City black child is killed by a stray bullet fired by a black criminal during a drive by shooting.

People with this Disorder need to be totally disarmed as they are obviously too nuts to be allowed the ownership of even a pocket knife. Persons with 5 or more of these symptoms should be assigned a personal representative to handle their financial affairs. Persons with 10 or more of these symptoms should be wearing a straight jacket in a padded room in an mental health treatment facility where they can received the help they need paid by ObamaCare.

Sincerely,
Ron Glynn
Wolf Creek, Oregon

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