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L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

Source: LA Times

Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages to stop and reload.

The National Rifle Assn. and other gun rights groups have threatened to sue over Los Angeles’ new rules, arguing that they violate the 2nd Amendment and are preempted by existing state law.

In reaction, Councilman Paul Krekorian declared before a cheering crowd outside City Hall, “If the NRA wants to sue us over this, bring it on.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ammunition-magazines-20150728-story.html#page=1

Murdered Because He Doesn't Have His License With Him?

Here's the transcript of Ray Tensing Sam Dubose's interaction (as seen in body camera video) @JasonLawNews @WCPO


Cartoon: Mike Huckabee goes Godwin



"Trying to Secure the 10th Spot on the FOX Debate

TRUMP To Breast Feeding Mom “You’re disgusting”

Donald J. Trump seemed irritated. He had been grilled for two hours in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project, and he told the lawyer that her questions were “very stupid.”

When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point.

Mr. Trump erupted.

“You’re disgusting,” he told Ms. Beck, in a remark that is not disputed by either side. He then walked out of the room, ending the testimony for the day.


A nice woman just posted this sign on the door of Cecil The Lion's killer - WalterPalmer.


Sandra Bland’s THC levels were Normal.

Sandra Bland’s THC levels were normal
July 27, 2015 at 4:06 pm
By Chris Roberts


According to the initial report, Bland had a THC level in her blood of 18 nanograms per milliliter, with a margin of error of 4 nanograms per milliliter.

To some, this is evidence that she was under the influence of marijuana when she died, allegedly by hanging herself with a plastic garbage bag, as her former jailers have claimed. Washington State, for example, has a legal limit of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Bland’s was three times that.

So what does this new data prove? It proves, to almost near-certainty, that Bland did not consume marijuana in her jail cell prior to her death, as authorities suggest. It also suggests, to almost near-certainty, that Bland was not under the influence of cannabis at all at the time of her death, or at any time she was in police custody.

.....Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, does not come about without human interaction. Rather, raw marijuana in plan form contains mostly THC’s biosynthetic precursor, which is called THC-A, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. THC-A does not get you high. THC-A does become THC under the presence of heat, a process called decarboxylation.

Therefore, if Bland had indeed consumed a large amount of raw cannabis orally, the effect would have been nothing. Second, if she had consumed active cannabis in edible or hash oil form, her THC levels would be much, much higher.

As it is, her THC level was that of a sober person, according to one well-known researcher.


Clown Car Update

Our "Military Industrial Complex" - Perfectly Illustrated

"Some people say my economic ideas are radical. You should hear what the Pope is saying."

Bernie Sanders ✔@BernieSanders

Some people say my economic ideas are radical. You should hear what the Pope is saying.

6:46 AM - 28 Jul 2015

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