Thursday, December 22, 2011
I find this fascinating! Over 21 years, more states have become "shall issue" states than not ... and still, California stands strong in it's state of "may issue". Granted, there is fear that if the anti-gun state that borders the Pacific became a "shall issue" state, it could then regulate the "shall" so much that it would be less existent than the "may" currently is ... either way, the trend depicted by this interactive diagram are interesting nonetheless!
(sidenote: it was created in 2006, so it would be interesting to see if it has changed over the past 6 years, to what extent, and in which way)
What are your thoughts?
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
How many times have you heard people say "it's for the children", in regards to yet another liberal agenda, like banning guns? Well, here's another story you can use to explain why preserving the Second Amendment is "for the children!"
The woman pulled out the gun when the man tried to head out the door with her baby
The robber tried to get into the cash register Tuesday afternoon at Del's 24-Hour Food Store in Naples but he couldn't open it. He grabbed a stroller with Elizabeth Easterly's 1-year-old in it and headed for the door, according to a sheriff's report and family members. Easterly shot the man and he died at a hospital.
Read more ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Dan Walters: Fiona Ma's words echo book on California Capitol
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The article brings to light that "based on polling research and gun-sale statistics, an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms", and thus discusses a book written by photographer Lindsay McCrum, who stays away from the politics and controversy of the topic. She approaches the issue from a curious perspective and seems to honor the different passions of the women she interviewed and photographed, by commemorating their reasons for having and loving guns.
My favorite picture (mind you, I only read the article so I'm sure there are many more fabulous pictures to be mentioned) is this one:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Now occasionally, we encounter the opposite types of communication. The type that comes from the disgruntled left; the people that are angry that we exist. It can be infuriating! But I think the best way to look at it, is as entertainment. Their pure anger, criticism, judgement, and malicious accusations of our morality are really quite extravagant. I mean, don't we live in a world where we must be "tolerant" (to use a liberal buzz word)? Oh, ya ... I forgot. We are supposed to be tolerant of them ... not the other way around. How could I forget? (note my sarcasm)
Check out this letter we got today (all the way from ENGLAND!). I will consider this one for the record book ... we are frustrating the liberals in England, which means, our impact must be bigger than we thought!! (to zoom in on the image: click on the image, then right click on the pop-up image - click "open image in new window/tab - then zoom in, via the settings/tools on your browser, on the new tab until you can read it better!)
We can't give up hope yet!!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sam met up with Tracy and Logan Northam and Allen Jernigan, all from Oroville, this morning, to begin a day long experience in the Sacramento State Capitol building.
Meeting at 9:00 in the morning in room 4202, the Northams and Allen are getting to see what takes place in one of the steps for a piece of legislation. This location is where the Assembly Appropriations Committee meets and ponders bills, the two of interest to GOC being the de Leon ammunition bill (SB 124) and the CCW bill (610) by Senator Wright. Both of these bills originated in the Senate, and this is the last committee that will consider them. Should they pass, and most likely they will, the measures will then go directly to the Assembly floor for a whole house vote. If the Committee allows, Sam will testify in hearty opposition to SB 124.
The men from Oroville are in Senator Doug LaMalfa's district. The Senator will join them for lunch at the Pyramid Restaurant across the street from the Capitol. After lunch, there is a VIP tour of the Capitol set up by the gracious staff of the Senator. This hour long saunter through the Capitol building is full of history and tidbits of information that one long remembers afterward.
Along with these planned events of the day, Sam will also include introductions and visits to other legislative offices, and legislators. It is most interesting, and rewarding. The State Capitol is beautiful as are the grounds around it. It teams with earnest workers, the public and tourists, and carries the feeling that this is where one should be to see and become part of the direction and progress of the entire process designed to benefit every citizen.
This special day for Tracy, Logan and Allen was won by them as top bidder in an auction at GOC's annual Dinner and Raffle in Oroville, California, last June. Next week on Wednesday the 24th, Sam will be spending the day with Gene Accito and Kelly Hassian from Yuba City. They are the highest bidders from the Yuba City Dinner and Raffle earlier in the year.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In fact, I hope they fight off more than just garden pests!
This was a fun article to find, in the midst of our busy week since the legislature came back!
Gnomes with guns take garden pest control up a notch
Paws in the air or we'll shoot... that's the mission these platoon of gun-toting, garden-protecting gnomes have been given by their creator, former US Naval reserve officer Shawn Thorsson.
Read more ...
Friday, August 12, 2011
In-N-Out Shooting Victim Helping Troops Prepare For Iraq
Martin Hanna Shot At El Cajon Restaurant By Dejon White, According To Police
continue reading ...
2 Men Rob Ramona Taco Shop At Gunpoint
Los Rancheros Taco Shop At 1847 Main St. Robbed Early Friday
The robbers hit Los Rancheros Taco Shop at 1847 Main St. around 1:45 a.m., said San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Jim Walker.
They got away with cash, he said without elaboration.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I have yet to really browse this new website I came across this afternoon, but I'm looking forward to learning more about them, since just their name is attention-grabbing. "The Truth About Guns" ... what a concept really; the truth, explained by people that actually know something about the topic at hand. It's rather frustrating hearing so many people, whether they be reporters or politicians, talking about guns as if they knew anything about them. Wouldn't you agree?
What drove me to this website (http://thetruthaboutguns.com/) was a video, actually. A video on a topic our office is very familiar with - a bill that we have been invested in fighting since day one. It's a video on AB 144 (Portantino). Yes, that's the bill trying to ban open carry. (in the video, Portantino even admits that there haven't been any crimes or deaths due to open carry in the State of California)
Check it out. It's 8 minutes long and it is well worth the viewing. It's refreshing to see someone who knows guns and knows the law talk about the Second Amendment, as opposed to Assemblyman Portantino, who clearly doesn't know guns, or the law.
Watch the video and let us know what you think!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
California Senator de Leon and his bill SB 798, is the subject of a writing posted on AmmoLand.com today. This is the airsoft, BB, pellet gun bill we oppose that was drastically amended right before the summer recess that our legislators are still on. The bill now calls for the repealing of the pre-emption law in California and would allow cities and counties to make their own laws governing airsoft guns. Imagine the mess that would create! Imagine what manufacturers will do? See GOC summation
Because I have an intense interest in the scandal surrounding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF&E) I read through an article from the Tucson Citizen today, finding that the justifiable investigation of the ATF's operation, called Gun Walker sometimes and other things other times, is continuing to uncover, expose if you will, new elements to the story. All the elements point to an Agency completely out of step with the laws of our land, and completely in step with the agenda of an anti-gun government administration.
Human Events posted an article titled, The Debt Deal and Guns, which surmises that it is not too far fetched to believe that guns will enter into the final equasion, their thought process being thus: the debt ceiling agreement calls for the creation of a bipartisan joint committee that will come up with a plan to save the federal government over a trillion dollars. Congress is not allowed to get involved, meaning that nothing is immune from being included in this plan. An anti-gun White House supports the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, which we know will undercut our Second Amendment, so it is not off the thinking chart to suppose, expect, a provision somewhere in the bill that supplants or circumvents our Constitutional gun rights.
AmmoLand.com posted another interesting article from which I learned a few good things....Both Presidential Candidates Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann have returned their National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey's, and both were 100% pro-gun. The tid-bit of info that was news to me was that Candidate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, had signed a permanent "assault weapons" ban as Governor and boasted about it in a press release in 2004.
Some days there is no news worth writing about, other days, the news about gun issues is abundant.....Did you see our website article on the proposed new provisions for the California Republican Party Platform? Don't miss that one!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
It has to pass through the Democrat controlled Senate next. This Treaty, as you would suspect, would do away with our Second Amendment to the Constitution. 45 Republican Senators and 12 Democrat Senators have sent a letter to Obama and are poised to stand against this Treaty and Obama's gun control program.
I ran into several articles today while surfing the internet. I liked how the author fit in the history of our Founding Fathers and the quotes of the Writers of our Constitution. I like the clarity of the articles, making it easy to understand the impending peril our nation will incur if this Treaty is signed. You may like the articles as well.
See articles: Here and Here
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man is dead after the motel clerk he tried to sexually assault and rob early Monday morning fought back and killed him, deputies said.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
GOC's popular newsletter is hot of the press, as they say, meaning that it was mailed out to our members just this week!
Those on the list will enjoy reading Our Roadmap to Victory in 2012 written by Executive Director Sam Paredes, as he lays out his observations of the progress being made by the Redistricting Commission. Sam's view is optimistic that the Commission's re-drawing of the lines will end up giving to the people of the state a better voting opportunity. Meaning, that each district will not be predictable and safe for current candidates, but will give residents a true opportunity to make their vote count and mean something.
The Legislative Update is literally a Call to Action for GOC's members, as the status of each bill we are working on is listed, along with the location of the bill, so that members can contact their legislators and make their views known. There are 6 anti-gun bills that need to go down before the end of session, and our dedicated members can help. Our Website contains Alerts on these six measures and can easily be looked up for access to contact names and numbers. Click Here
If you are not a member of GOC you won't be getting a newsletter in the mail. However, our statewide Newsletter Distribution Team brings newsletters to gun shops, gun clubs and ranges, and gives them out at gun shows, so you may find yourself in possession of one in spite of yourself. If so, use the membership form on the back, fill it out and send it in, and then you will be privileged to receive your next California Gun Owners Newsletter in the mail, just hot off of the press!
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