Assemblyman Jones Hosted 3rd Annual Second Amendment Event
ALPINE, CA – Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) hosted his 3rd Annual 2nd Amendment Awareness Event where a sold out group of 200 people came to support and celebrate Constitution Week. Sam Paredes, Executive Director for Gun Owners of California, also spoke about the anti-gun legislation passed by the Legislature, now awaiting signature or veto on Governor Brown’s desk.
Jones, speaking about the importance of the United States Constitution said, “The framers of the U.S. Constitution were very deliberate in crafting every word, including the 2nd Amendment. They knew that to preserve a free society, citizens like you and me would need the power to overthrow the government if that government became corrupt.”
Shooters of all ages participated in Certified Novice Training clinics that taught beginners how to operate a firearm in a safe and controlled environment while more intermediate and advanced shooters enjoyed practicing their accuracy.
Jones said, “This event was a great reminder that people of all ages – children and the elderly included – value the importance of the Second Amendment.”
Sam Paredes said, “One surefire way to protect and defend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is to exercise that right with responsible gun ownership and regular training. You never know when you will need it to fend off a criminal or a tyrant.”
Jones and Paredes note it’s fitting that Constitution Week falls the week after the first year of the 2013-14 Legislative Session came to an end and while numerous bills restricting law-abiding citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights await decisions from Governor Brown. During the end of session, Assemblyman Jones distributed a response titled “A Closer Look” at gun deaths in California since the Newtown shooting recently cited by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles). Assemblyman Jones says it is time to take a “closer look” at the facts of gun violence.
“This is not an honest way to have a debate on the issue of guns. It capitalizes on emotion rather than the facts – if we are going to have a debate on the issue of gun violence, let it be an honest debate – not one using manipulation,” Jones said. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were given to us by our Creator, and I don’t think we as a society could be totally free unless the 2nd Amendment is fully intact.”
Assemblyman Jones releases “A Closer Look” at gun deaths in California. For an enlarged version, please click here.
Assemblyman Brian Jones represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro – Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.