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While most people know of California’s left-leaning Governor Jerry Brown you may not have heard of Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom who intends to be our next Governor as Jerry is termed out. Hard left Gavin’s legislative focus is gun control. Gavin thinks it’s a winner as “Who can be against it.” This is the thinking process of the man who let Kimberly Guilfoyle get away! He was married to the Fox news beauty, former San Francisco Prosecutor, when he was the Mayor of San Francisco and a wide range of stories circulated when they split; none are worth repeating.

Gavin was Redwood High School and Santa Clara University graduates which do not brand him as high born, but having co-founded businesses with family friend Gordon Getty the Newsoms had big bucks some time. Gavin got his start in politics in 1996 when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to the city’s Parking and Traffic Commission, then made him a member of the Board of Supervisors the next year! Newsom got voter attention with his Care Not Cash program, designed to move homeless folk into city-assisted care, likely crystallizing his socialist leanings.

In 2003 he was elected 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city’s youngest in 100 years and re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote! He was then elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

Editorial credit: Krista Kennell /

In February 2015, Newsom announced he was opening a committee to run for Governor of California in 2018 and appears to be a shoo-in, even by ex-wife Kimberly who has said on Fox, “He will be the next Governor of California” and we think that would be big mistake.

Gavin documented ultra-liberal leanings with Proposition 63 and apparently thinks he can ride it to the Governor’s mansion. Official estimates are for six million gun owners of the 38 million Californians, but we think that number is low in terms of political impact if Gavin is thinking, “It’s only 16%! One in six!” There ten million households in California and if six million have guns that is 60% and frankly we think the percentage much higher.

While it has made little national press one crime California has with increasing frequency is home invasion. Many folks are now growing Marijuana and it is easily the biggest cash crop in rural counties. It is a cash business and many growers keep their money at home rather than attract a lot of attention at a bank bringing in buckets of $100 notes. You would be amazed to see how many loads of groceries are bought in California with $100 bills. As well, there is considerable marijuana trade done in silver and gold coins, rounds and ingots, hence the home invasions.

NRA stickers on mailboxes plus “Armed Response” signs are common in rural California and the defense weapons of choice are semi-automatic 9mm and 45 caliber pistols all of which have greater than ten shot magazines. No ten shot magazines are made for these pistols. The nature of pistol combat is that you need a lot of bullets as they are very hard to shoot with accuracy and especially in a home invasion situation. In effect Mr. Newsome is asking we who live in rural California to disarm ourselves and there are very few local law enforcement folk who will sympathize with that law. In this one act Mr. Newsom has written the obituary to his political career. Why can we understand that?

Let us not forget the Second Amendment says: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Taking the magazines from our guns is clearly an infringement as it disables them. And since when do criminals obey laws? Is not their disregard of laws the reason we call them criminals? The law is now stuck in a court and should be stricken. It is a most ridiculous law in our history and should well bring an end to the career of Gavin Newsom, the man who lost Kimberly Guilfoyle in the Peoples Democratic Republic of California.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology.
During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean’s office. “You don’t like the way we do things here?” was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion.
After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover’s books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962.
While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series.
For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800.
Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson’s PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70’s. His “Timing Waves to Enter The Sea” article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual.
“UFO’s, The Eye and the Camera” documents his “Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed.” It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically.
Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook’s secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of “The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings,” by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method.
On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD.
When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90’s to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work.
The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the “II” machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the “star” economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves.
Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, “The Stock Surfer” was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at
December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and


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