The Face of Tyranny Peaks from Behind the Curtain – The First Six Anti-Second Amendment Bills of 2021

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 2 Comments

With the start of the 117th U.S. Congress, the Democrats wasted no time firing the first shots in their war on the Second Amendment (2A) and the American people. The bills currently contain no text, but the descriptions reveal the intent. The intent is to disarm law-abiding Americans by making the 2A meaningless. H.R. 30 – To increase public safety …

San Diego County Gun Owners Calls for Nathan Fletcher to Resign

San Diego County Gun Owners Nathan Fletcher, Press Releases / Media Advisories, San Diego County Gun Owners 3 Comments

San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment Rights, is joining in the chorus of elected officials, community leaders, and organizations who are calling for San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to resign. Fletcher’s comments made to California Democratic Party supporters called the more than 1 million Californians who have signed the petition to recall …

Put Your Past in Your Behind – 2020 is Finally Over!

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

We can finally close the door on 2020! While the effects of this challenging year will likely be felt for some time, we can now embrace a fresh, new year with energy and optimism. Hakuna-matata! If you’ve read my articles you know I’m a big proponent of being informed. It’s impossible to make good decisions without good information. Responsibility for …

Responding To The Ammo Shortage – Is It Hoarding or Just Being Prepared?

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

Gun owners that shoot once or twice a year may not have noticed, but the rest of us have been experiencing a severe ammo shortage for the past six months or so. There’s been a great deal of discussion on the internet regarding the culpability of ammo manufacturers in the shortage. Gary Brennan, President of the San Diego County Wildlife …

Why Do You Need a Gun? What Are You Afraid Of?

San Diego County Gun Owners San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

Have you ever been asked why you need to carry a gun? Was it paired with what are you afraid of? Sometimes these questions are asked by those who truly don’t understand and want to learn. Other times they’re asked in a snarky way by anti-Second Amendment types. In either case your answer is important as its an opportunity to …

How Far Will It Go? – The Loss of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

San Diego County Gun Owners San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

We are now almost ten months into our two week “flatten the curve” restrictions. The effect the restrictions had or didn’t have on the spread of the virus is still being debated. The devastating economic impact the restrictions have had on millions of Americans is not up for debate. Nor is the impact of the restrictions on our fundamental rights …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 12 – Situational Awareness and Color Codes

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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 …

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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?

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

“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?

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners Leave a Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

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?

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

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

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 2 Comments

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 …