I got the same or similar answer....
....From a long time CA resident about two weeks ago.
I was traveling to Berkeley on business. Probably my sixth time in CA in the last three years. San Francisco, LA, San Jose/Palo Alto, and Berkeley. First time I was there I looked for reading material in supermarket magazine counters. (Guns and Ammo for starters.) But found no Firearm magazines. Plenty of professional wrestling and cage fighting with the fake blood. But no gun (Ooo, Sorry, Firearm) mags. Made a point of checking every time I visited the state.
Made the comment to a whiskey slinger in the hotel the last time and he told me that you have to get away from the citys and into farm country. Interesting state.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson