I live in CA, I am retired LE and have a pretty capable grasp on CA gun law. NOW ALL POLITICS ASIDE, I REALIZE THAT CA CREATED SOME OF THE MOST LIBERAL CRAP TO EVER COME ABOUT BUT THIS IS ABOUT GUNS AND GUNS ALONE. This is not a flame on anyone or anywhere, I just want to understand some mindsets that others have. California does have some more stringent laws when it comes to guns... No mags over 10 rounds, no detachable mags with evil features, no semi auto shotguns with detachable mags, no semi auto shotguns with evil features, no 50 BMG, etc. Some of our laws do not prevent crime, I know that. Gang member have hicap mags and full autos. I didn't see it all the time, but I did run across it. The shotgun laws are flat ridiculous. Now I understand from the outside looking in, it looks like a noose is around our neck, but in reality there are states that are worse. New Jersey, New York for example have more absurd laws than us. There are some laws you have to hunt large game with a shotgun or you can't use a shotgun at all. Now I am not picking on any of those states, but I do want to know why a lot of people single out California (Commiefornia, Kommiefornia, PRK, the peoples republic, the liberal left and so on) and slams the people who live here. It seems that every gun forum I am on as soon as I or someone else posts something and THEY HAPPEN to live in CA, some people start bashing even if the state has nothing to do with the post. Hell I have even been slammed about handgun law from guys who live in New York. But if I make a comment about New York, then holy crap I am the pot calling the kettle black. Why is this? Please, lets keep the attacks out of this. This is not a flame, it is not intended on getting the masses rilled up. I just want to know why this exsists and why the double standard. PS I live in the central valley. Trust me there are quite a few Conservative farmers here. The whole state is not liberal like some would like to believe.