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What a Week: Bauer-Kahan's new bills (so far)

Original post made on Feb 9, 2023

Drought. Microplastics. Reproductive health apps. Body armor. Abortion misinformation. Toxic tents. Bees. That list represents the ambitious legislative agenda for local Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan -- well, her agenda so far...

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 9, 2023 at 7:51 pm

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"A proponent of regulations to reduce gun-related violence, Bauer-Kahan has brought forward..."

She's a proponent to reduce (prohibit) legal gun ownership. And violence is an activity, not an object.

Like most members of her party, she thinks that firearms "cause" violence and the criminals who misuse them deliberately are victims of an "epidemic" (or the "nefarious" actions of the firearms industry). The citizens who legally own/sell/use guns and do nothing wrong with them are the new "public safety threats". They require more "common sense" regulations imposed on them in a state already having the strictest gun laws on the books to "reduce crime". You can't make this stuff up - but she finds a way of doing it.

What she "brings forward" are nonsensical proposals that do nothing to solve problems. More firearms background checks for wills/trusts and banning of advertising of guns to children. Bad guys on the streets aren't getting their guns from their grandfather's gun collection and kids can't purchase guns legally. If we had honest journalists instead of cheerleaders, she would get questioned about this instead of being allowed to skate with the predictable "it will save lives" and "it's for our children" excuses.

Posted by Barbara Costello
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 10, 2023 at 12:01 pm

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Just what California needs - more regulations with unintended consequences. When will Democrats stop trying to micro-manage every aspect of life? We don't need 7 more new laws - we are already so over-regulated now that we can barely build homes in California because of all the environmental restrictions. Just ask the folks who lost their homes to fire over the last few years. Bauer-Kahn should focus on her bee legislation and do no more harm to California through excessive regulation.

Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 11, 2023 at 7:34 am

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"Just what California needs - more regulations with unintended consequences. When will Democrats stop trying to micro-manage every aspect of life?"

They never will - until the "consequences" are their own members being voted out.

When Baker was in office, she was more careful/moderate about the kind of legislation put forward and voted on - and didn't always vote with her party. Bauer-Kahan is a rubber stamp for the far-left (command and control) wing of her party and a reliable "yes" vote for the state to regulate/spend/tax more.

Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 20, 2023 at 10:23 am

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""We cannot allow dangerous individuals to have military armaments unchecked," she said upon introducing AB 301. "This bill is a necessary step to protect the safety of our communities and ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to keep us safe.""

We cannot allow Bauer-Kahan to decide who is or is not a "dangerous individual" as it relates to firearms possession/usage. Anyone who thinks that someone who had been investigated/trained/vetted by a law enforcement agency to legally carry a gun in this state (not an easy process) and had received permission do to so on school grounds is somehow the next "suspect" or "perpetrator" of a mass shooting is neither capable nor rational.

The predictable and tiresome "guns are icky" message from the unchecked Bauer-Kahan does not explain why people practice violence in the first place - and doesn't make it go away. The safety of the community would be better protected and served by voting for someone else. All we are going to get from her going forward are more firearms restrictions/bans/turn in programs for the law abiding (more likely to be thrown out by the recent Bruen decision from the Supreme Court) and more excuses/rationalizations for criminal activity.

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Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2023 at 5:22 pm

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Thank you, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan, for your progressive agenda. As chair of the Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee, I'm hoping you'll carry a bill to outlaw the frog/turtle import permits issued by the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. The DFW annually issues permits for some TWO MILLION American bullfrogs (commercially-raised), plus an estimated 300,000 freshwater turtles (all taken from the wild, depleting local populations) for human consumption. None of these animals are native to California, and all are diseased and/or parasitized, though it is ILLEGAL to import and/or sell such products (California Code Regulations, Title 14, Section 236). Worse, the majority of the bullfrogs carry a dreaded chytrid fungus (Bd), which has caused the extinctions of 100+ amphibian species worldwide in recent years. The market animals are routinely bought en masse and illegally released into local waters, where they prey upon and displace the native species, while spreading all sorts of diseases and parasites, including the deadly chytrid fungus.
THESE PERMITS NEED TO CEASE! The issues are threefold: environmental protection, public health, and horrendous animal cruelty. LEGISLATION IS IN ORDER. The State Fish & Game Commission has twice voted unanimously (5:0) to stop the permits, but have been consistently ignored by the Department of Fish & Wildlife. WRITE: Chuck Bonham, DFW Director, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; email - [email protected]

Eric Mills, coordinator

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