Thanksgiving for Gun Owners – For What Can We Be Thankful?

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Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Hopefully everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and violated as many of governor Newsom’s unlawful orders as possible. California gun owners may feel the current situation is bleak, but I would argue we have much for which to be thankful. Consider the following: Second Amendment (2A) related lawsuits – There …

Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) – It’s a Family Affair

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As a gun owner and writer I’ve always emphasized two things: guns are more fun if you actually shoot them and every gun owner should train regularly. This past October I combined those two ideas by taking a five day intermediate pistol class at Gunsite Academy in Paulden AZ. and staying for the GAS match on day six. The Gunsite …

So What’s Next for Gun Owners?

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On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States. Sometime later in 2021 Kamala Harris will likely be sworn into the same office. What that means for gun owners is probably lots of bad things but possibly a couple of really good things. First the Bad The return of Robert Francis (hell yes I’ll …

SCOTUS, the Second Amendment, and the Election – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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“May you live in interesting times”. Whether intended as a curse or a blessing I believe we are here. The following addresses three subjects that make our times interesting. Amy Coney-Barrett was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) by a vote of 52-48. Justice Coney-Barrett is arguably one of the most qualified justices to join the court in decades. …

The 2nd Amendment is on the Ballot November 3rd – How Will You Vote?

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With the presidential election only weeks away, we find the Second Amendment (2A) prominently on the ballot. The positions of each candidate regarding the Constitution in general, and the 2A in particular, are starkly disparate. The results of this election could change the direction of the country even more profoundly than the 2016 election did. With so much at stake, …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 11 – Failing the Victim Selection Process

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As legally armed citizens we train to always avoid getting into self-defense situations, remember you win every fight you avoid. Criminals tend to go through a process when selecting victims. The subject today is what we can do to ensure we fail the victim selection process. A good overall strategy is to follow John Farnham’s rules of stupid: Don’t go …

You Do Make a Difference – California’s Standard Capacity Magazine Ban

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Activism comes in many forms. The point being to find something about which you are passionate and get involved in support of that something. At San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) our passion is the Second Amendment (2A) and all things that come with it. Primarily SDCGO is focused on helping elect 2A supportive politicians throughout San Diego County along …

The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern

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The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern By Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. I’ve written here before cautioning our use of words in Second Amendment activism (See A Caution About Words in Second Amendment Activism). We need to be as concerned with crafting our arguments as we are with safely handling firearms. Words are as powerful in law and politics. My …

When Does A Citizen Have A Duty To Act? – Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha

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Many of you are probably familiar with the shooting incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin involving seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse. For those who are not, Kyle was part of a group that volunteered to help protect lives and property during the recent riots. At one point, Kyle was separated from his group and, due to police activity, was unable to rejoin …

Defense Against Mobs – An Interview with Massad Ayoob

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Our country has been experiencing widespread violent protests and riots over the past two months. What may have begun as legitimate protests by mostly naïve, misinformed people was quickly taken over by criminals and those with violent intent. As a major political party has chosen to encourage this unrest using it as a political tool, it’s likely the violence will …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 10 – What’s Your Everyday Carry Ammunition?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

Why Americans Continue to Arm Up

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The recent arming up of Americans began in late April with the first word of the COVID-19 virus. Early on, the government listened to the “experts” and their dire predictions of rapid spread and high fatalities. The fear mongering, gleefully perpetuated by the media, resulted in a generally frightened public. Americans watching the behavior of their fellow citizens began to …

Lessons from a Detroit Self-Defense Incident

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Yet another video of an innocent couple defending themselves with a firearm is sweeping the internet. The video captures a woman being threatened by an unhinged teenager and her equally unhinged mother (normal people don’t chase others through a parking lot screaming at them). The victim draws a legally carried firearm in self-defense. Fortunately the incident ends with no injuries, …

Where Does It End?

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By now most of you have seen the video and heard the story of the armed couple defending their home and themselves from a mob of violent “protesters”. I say violent as my definition of “peaceful protesters” doesn’t include destroying an iron gate and storming onto private property. It also doesn’t include refusing to leave when asked or screaming threats …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 9– Suggested Reading for Concealed Carriers

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

How to Legally Transport Firearms in the Peoples Republic of California

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In the last few months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in gun sales across the country. At first this was fueled by the public’s reaction to government restrictions due to the COVID19 crisis. Later the public’s newfound fondness for the Second Amendment was propelled by the mostly peaceful (MSM description) rioting, looting, and arson that swept the country in response …

Looney Tunes for Looney Times – Elmer Fudd Disarmed

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I wish I were making this up but it’s actually true. HBO Max premiered Looney Tunes Cartoons on it’s streaming service last week. Apparently, the cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd will be similar to the originals with one glaring exception. Elmer will be “hunting wabbits” without a shotgun. That’s right, a hunter hunting rabbits without a gun. In …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 8 – What do “No Guns Allowed” Signs Mean to the Legally Armed Citizen?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms.’

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— San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms.’   San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has released a statement in response to the riots, looting and protests in San Diego County in the aftermath …