California is where I have seen a "Save the whales, Boycott Japanese goods." bumper sticker on the back of Honda Civic. (The irony and hypocracy made me laugh so hard I almost fell off my Yamaha.) California is where you will hear people say hunting and killing animals is wrong, they say, "Let's go get a burger." California is where you buy a new shotgun and need to buy a new lock for the gun. Never mind that the shotgun comes with a cable lock that will render it inoperable, you need to buy a lock on the "California approved list". There is only one lock approved for many shotguns and almost all of the locks are made by the same company. (Kickback??? Err, should I say campaign contributions?) California is where many auto shops will need to buy dynomometers to smog check older cars. The cost to shops will be about $50,000 which means the cost to smog check a car will go up to about $80. I spend more and more of my free time fighting for the right to ride my mtn bike and let my dogs run off-leash when I take them for a walk. Bad laws and bad ideas often start here and get spread nation wide. Help us get California under control again. If you live in California, vote! If you live outside of California, contribute to your own cause by fighting bad laws being developed in California. The Blue Ribbon Coalition and other's can help.