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Wednesday, July 3 2019

The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and was a boyhood home to “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz.

These days, Needles is gaining notoriety for another reason. Leaders have declared it a “sanctuary city” for people who believe California’s strict gun laws have encroached too much on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

“I’m outraged that some people would work so hard to put our school children in jeopardy by fighting this very sensible and appropriate law. Parents should not be worried about purchasing bulletproof backpacks or afraid of gun violence on our campuses when California has already put in place an effort to alleviate those concerns,” Portantino said.

The senator said the law does not discriminate against young people.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) states:

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Gun owners’ rights groups are asking a federal judge to overturn a California law raising the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21.

The Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation sued Monday in federal court in San Diego, contending that those over 18 are legally adults and can’t be deprived of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, a former La Canada Flintridge city councilman,

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