Outdoors Q&A: Hunting with a medical marijuana card – “According to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Captain Patrick Foy, fish and wildlife laws don’t prohibit a person with a medical marijuana card from obtaining a hunting license. However, the Fish and Game Code (FGC) and common sense prohibit a person from hunting while under the influence (see FGC, section 3001.) There are also regulations relating to use and possession of marijuana on CDFW lands, including those who are in possession for medicinal purposes (see California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 550(x)(2)).” Don’t hunt one toke over the line.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Golden State . . . Sacramento County sheriff making it quicker to get concealed carry permits – “Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has issued permits to carry concealed handguns at an unprecedented pace in the past six years. On Tuesday, he announced a series of policies that could result in his office issuing them even faster. ‘It has been difficult to process as many applications each month as we receive,’ Jones said in a written statement to The Bee. ‘This creates an untenable backlog that can get worse over time. This new system will hopefully eliminate that backlog.’ When Jones ran for office, he promised to approve many more concealed carry handgun permits than his predecessors. He delivered, raising the total number of permits held in Sacramento County from about 350 in 2010 to about 8,000 today.
“Misinformed” management . . . Cheesecake Factory apologizes after turning away officers – “What began Tuesday as a work lunch to exchange Christmas gifts ended with a group of Washington State Corrections Officers being asked to leave The Cheesecake Factory at Tacoma Mall. Officer Miriam Nichols was one of several who said they were about to be seated when two employees approached the group and explained the problem. ‘Two people in suits…who we later found out were management were talking to my three co-workers,’ explained Nichols. ‘Saying that we had to leave because we were armed in their building.’”
Peek-a-boo . . . ETS Group Extends Product Line, Releases .40 Cal Glock Clear Magazines – “The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of .40 cal Glock clear polymer magazines. Included in this release are the GLK-22-140 (19 Rounds) and GLK-22-170 (24 Rounds) competition legal models. Competitive shooters can now reduce the amount of mag changes and easily identify ammo type quickly when competing.”
This would have been fun . . . Trump spokeswoman shoots down report of $1 million inauguration hunting trip with Donald Jr. and Eric – “A spokeswoman for President-elect Donald Trump denied a Tuesday TMZ report which said two of the president-elect’s sons were offering a $1 million inauguration hunting trip. TMZ published a copy of a supposed invitation from a new non-profit called the Opening Day Foundation. The organization was said to be partially led by Trump’s adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, according to the Center for Public Integrity.”
New York is almost as much fun as California for gun owners these days . . . Lawmakers’ move to block gun show to face veto, but new rules offered – “A move by to block the upcoming gun show at the Westchester County Center isn’t likely to go far, but stricter regulations are now on the table. Mike Kaplowitz, a Democrat and chairman of the Board of Legislators, said County Executive Rob Astorino fueled the gun debate when he booked the show, the first at the center in four years. ‘The speculation is this is just a crass political move on his part to garner support in the county for his upcoming runs for county executive and governor,’ he said. The Republican incumbent is up for re-election next year and is eyeing a second run for New York state governor in 2018, after he lost to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014.
Behold the throngs of ‘activists’ clamoring for ‘reform’ . . . Orlando gun reform activists call on FedEx to end discounts for NRA members – “Gun reform activists in Orlando were joined by advocates across the country Wednesday to protest FedEx for giving discounts to National Rifle Association members.”
Preparations for hunting by Qatari princes spark unrest – “Camping by Qatari princes in Kachhi District of Balochistan for houbara bustard hunting has sparked unrest among local tribal landlords. Qatari princes have set up a camp in Shoran Tehsil of the district for houbara bustard hunting. Personnel of law enforcement agencies have been deployed for security of Qatari princes under the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over threats that local landlords may put up an immense resistance during the course of hunting activities. Local landlords have warned the local landlords against any resistance or protest.” Upsetting local tribal landlords can be hazardous to your health. Even if you’re a Qatari prince.
This Female IDF Soldier Fights Off 23 Terrorists in Ambush Attack After Being Shot – “Captain Or Ben-Yehuda of the Israeli Defense Forces has cemented a legacy that will endure well past her lifetime. The young, decorated IDF Captain was in charge of a company of soldiers when they were violently attacked by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border. Due to her leadership and bravery, she and her men were able to survive.” Moral of the story: don’t f–k with the IDF.