Tuesday, April 17, 2012

California SB 1315 - How You Can Say "NO!" to Support Airsoft

SB 1315

SB 1315 is scheduled to come before the California State Senate Public Safety Committee April 17, 2012. Please call the list of State Senators below if you are a California voter. You may use the script below. Most of the time you will just leave a message. Senator Price's office may ask you for alternatives to this bill. One alternative is to work together with the industry to have requirements of the retailers selling these guns so airsoft specialty stores have an advantage over big box stores.

You may use this script:

"I am (your name). My zip code is (your zip code)/ Please oppose SB 1315 which proposes to allow LA County to be unique among all municipalities in the State of California to restrict freedoms related to airsoft and small caliber paintball guns. This was tried last year on the state level with SB 798, which failed to pass. I share with Senator De Leon, the author of the bill, the desire to get airsoft guns out of the hands of unattended minors in public, but this bill is not the way to do it. The Airsoft Safety Foundation and Airsoft Medicine would like to work together with Senator De Leon to make this happen."

Here is the list of Senators on the Public Safety Committee with the phone numbers I found to work:

Hancock (916) 651-4009

Anderson (951) 676-1020

Calderon (916) 651-4030

Harman (916) 651-4035

Liu (916) 651-4021

Price (916) 651-4026

and Steinberg (916)651-4006

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jackson County Sheriff's Office says father, stepson tackle intruder in home


The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said a homeowner in Summit Township held down a man who had broken into his house Monday until deputies could make the arrest.

In a release about the incident, the office said a 51-year-old homeowner on Hudson Avenue and his 18-year-old stepson confronted the intruder when they found him in the home and called 911.

Deputies searched the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Dakota Claucherty, and found stolen cash, tools and an Airsoft gun on him.