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A nearly one hundred year old state law to ban handgun ads at gun shops is no more. A judge has ruled the state has not shown the ads would prevent suicides or crime. The law from back in 1923 that there would be no handgun ads at gun shops visible from outside the store. State officials were saying they would create more impulsive people to purchase a gun and those types of people were more likely to commit suicides or crime. But the law didn’t forbid ads for other firearms. The judge saying the Government can’t restrict speech persuading adults, who are neither criminals nor suffer from mental illness, from purchasing a legal and constitutionally protected product due to a distrust of a personality trait and decisions that personality trait may lead them to make later down the road.

The latest fire burning in Shasta County, the Delta Fire is almost at 54,000 acres, larger than the River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex. The Delta Fire started 10 miles north of Redding last weekend. It’s now 15 percent contained. The fire human caused is now burning near Lakehead with erratic behavior and windy conditions. The fire had closed several miles of Interstate 5 between Redding and Mount Shasta, but only one lane is open now for about 17 miles. It was closed for a 45-mile stretch for nearly a week. But flammable vehicles like gas tankers or trucks with lumber aboard are not allowed on the stretch. Some cars and big rigs were abandoned there and burned. There are also still evacuation orders in place throughout areas of Shasta and Trinity counties. Updated evacuation info’s on the Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity County sheriff’s offices’ Facebook pages.

A private contractor who was headed to a fire in the Tahoe National Forest has been killed in a car crash. The Tahoe National Forest reports Tony Flores of Kent Siller Trucking, a bulldozer operator assigned to the fire died in a crash yesterday on the way to an incident command post at Blue Canyon Airport. Flores had worked for the trucking company for more than 20 years. The fire in the Tahoe National Forest has burned more than 1100 acres. The North Fire is 85 percent contained. The trucking company’s owner told U.S. Forest Service officials Flores had an “outstanding work ethic”


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