In Needles, a ‘sanctuary’ for gun owners—and ‘a little jab in the eyes’ for California

John M. Glionna
Former National Reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

The whole business began with a backyard barbecue. Tim Terral, a 50-year-old cable company worker recently elected city councilman in Needles, on the rural eastern edge of California, planned a cookout for some buddies who live just over the state line in Arizona. Nobody wanted to come. Under California law, they couldn’t bring their loaded […]

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