October 20, 1991 |
In the Mother Lode town of Mariposa, public debate tends to focus on the basics. Is an acre enough land to keep a cow or a hog, or should the minimum be 2 1/2 acres? Given that gunslinging bandits and public hangings are a part of the past, hasn't the time come to make it illegal to fire a gun inside town limits? By population and by attitude, California doesn't get much more rural than Mariposa County.