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California (/ˌkælᵻˈfɔːrnjə/ KAL-ə-FORN-yə, /ˌkælᵻˈfɔːrniə/ KAL-ə-FAWR-nee-ə) is the most populous state in the United States as well as the third most extensive by area. Los Angeles, in Southern California, is the state's most populous city and the country's second largest after New York City. California also includes the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and the largest county by area, San Bernardino County. Geographically located in the western part of the United States, California is bordered by the other U.S. states of Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, and Arizona to the southeast. California shares an international border with the Mexican state of Baja California to the south and the Pacific Ocean is on the state's western coastline. The state capital is Sacramento, which is located in the northern part of the state.
What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries. It was then claimed by the Spanish Empire as part of Alta California in the larger territory of New Spain. Alta California became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California was organized as the State of California, which was admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale immigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.
California's diverse geography ranges from the Sierra Nevada in the east to the Pacific Coast in the west, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by the Central Valley, a major agricultural area. California contains both the highest point (Mount Whitney) and the lowest point (Death Valley) in the contiguous United States. Earthquakes are common because of the state's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire. About 37,000 earthquakes are recorded each year, but most are too small to be felt. Drought has also become a notable feature.
California has had an enormous influence on global popular culture due to being the birthplace of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer. The state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services; together comprising 58% of the state's economy. Three of the world's largest 20 firms by revenue, Chevron, Apple, and McKesson, are headquartered in the state. Although only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state. If it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world and the 35th most populous.
So i'm currently exploring places to move away to (would be my first time living alone.) If i were to move to Oregon, Im kind of interested in these areas. What are they like? How gun/knife friendly are they?
The Ip 17 crap kind of has me hesitant about Oregon though.
I read this stuff, and I am reminded of some of my former business travel to third-world locations, precautions people took, and even how are homes are designed with walls and gates facing the street...
California Attorney General Rob Bonta said through a spokeswoman that his office “will continue our defense of the state’s common-sense gun laws,” but declined to comment on whether he would object to future cases being assigned to Judge Benitez. The judge declined to comment.
“If you’re a...
Evidently the people of Kommiefauxnia forgot that when you have no sun and no wind, you have no power.
Keep in mind who comes from this state: Nancy Puglosi, Adam Schiffhead, Mad Maxine Waters, Kameleon Harris, and many other Demwits.
I’m surprised this op-ed came from the WSJ...
Sad day for the firearm prohibitionists. Good day for freedom loving, level headed people!
Edit: updated with Second Amendment Foundation statement on the ruling.
Edit2: update from...
Hello everyone! I’m new here so forgive me, hell Im from California so y’all may not even have the answer. So here’s the background, I am 20 years old and a service member in the USMC. I am currently building my first Ar15 which is legal for me to have. But the issue I’ve run into is that I can...
I'm from California but have been living in Eugene, OR for a couple of years and greatly enjoying this thing called the constitution that you guys have up here. Turns out, I was even able to by an AR, a handgun, and get a concealed carry permit. Unfortunately, I'm traveling back down to CA for...
PG&E said it anticipates the severe weather to last through midday Thursday, with peak winds forecast from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning and reaching 60 to 70 miles an hour at higher elevations.
The company has said the shut-offs could last for a number of days and would cover...
I have a family emergency in CA and will be leaving tonight to head south. I'll be gone through the weekend. If I'm ever more than an hour from home I like to have a long gun in my truck. I have two options that don't break CA law:
M1 Garand in 308
Pump Shotgun in 20 Gauge