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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 14 2018, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
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Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

California's 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent's edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.

If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history.

It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Also at CNN and The Hill.

Previously: Proposal to Divide California Into Three States Could Land on the November Ballot

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  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (3 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (#693139)

    > being in rural areas where you actually do need rifles/shotguns for varmints

    Most Dems are ok with single-action long guns and shotguns. The varmints are not a valid reason to want to sell everyone a glock or an AR...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @06:14AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @06:14AM (#693353)

    Semi-automatics are justified for fast-moving varmints.

    I guess you could use very fast repeater actions such as pump or lever, but you might as well use semi-automatics.

    Or, you know, just go banning things because it feels good, but let's not pretend that culling feral hogs with a single shot rifle is a good plan.

    • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Friday June 15 2018, @06:24AM (1 child)

      by bob_super (1357) on Friday June 15 2018, @06:24AM (#693355)

      You're a shitty hunter. Your ancestors would like to smack you over the head, and leave you to die of starvation.

      Do you bother to wonder how hunters and farmers deal with big wild game in the majority of countries where semi-auto long guns, and even pump-action shotguns are forbidden, and all you get to own is a breech loader?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:13PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:13PM (#693583)

        Speak for yourself. I've tracked shy game and hit them with longbow. I'm a well-practised countryman.

        However, I'm also not an idiot, and I don't reach for bad solutions when good ones are available.