Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Hesperia Repoublican, founded the largest Minuteman chapter in California in 2005, his official biography says. He “answered the call of his country and joined the fight to secure our borders,” is how the bio puts it.

Donnelly was a strong opponent of the so-called “Dream Act,” a largely symbolic measure signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that allows illegal immigrants to apply for public financial aid at state colleges and universities.

He also likened Brown’s signing another measure — AB 144 by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, a Pasadena Democrat — to a “form of tyranny.”

The bill makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in public or in vehicles.

Starting Jan. 1, vioalators could face up to a one year in prison and pay as much as a $1,000 fine.

Said Donnelly of the Democratic governor’s action: “There are risks to living in a free state and for the governor to take away and chisel away at the Second Amendment right when he claimed to respect it, it just kind of shows his true colors.”

The new law exempts hunting and shooting events and does not apply to those who are given permits to carry a concealed weapon by law enforcement authorities.

And in so doing allows Donnelly to hold the following fundraiser:

(Editor’s Note: Trap shooting is similar but different from skeet shooting. It has been around since 1793 when live birds were used, primarily the now extinct Passenger Pigeon.)


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  1. Well now, I learned something new today. I went to look up difference of gun vs. rifle as would be defined under the provisions of the bill… just in case. Now I have learned that under the definitions of the bill “…used in the following provisions, “firearm” also includes any
    rocket, rocket propelled projectile launcher, or similar device containing any explosive or incendiary material whether or not the device is designed for emergency or distress signaling purposes:

    My my my.

    Comment by Barbara Ortega — 11.10.2011 @ 12:58 pm

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