Don’t Vote for Someone Who Is Not Endorsed

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Every election season Second Amendment organizations reach out to candidates.  We send questionnaires and meeting requests and it is all an attempt to evaluate their candidacy for possible endorsement.  We want to know if they are pro Second Amendment, viable, and honorable because our next step is to communicate to our membership that support will be needed to get that …

Sweet Virginia – Part Two

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We have now completed part two of what I believe to be a three part Second Amendment saga in Virginia. Part two concluded with a very well attended and peaceful (much to the dismay of the left) pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond. Part three will play out in 2020. The three parts break down as follows: Part One Part one …

Texas Church Shooting, Legally Armed Citizens, and Media Bias

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Last week we saw another church shooting, this one at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the city of White Settlement, Texas. This incident was ended just six seconds after it began by an armed citizen volunteer of the church security team. Media coverage was predictable. Church shootings are an unfortunate reality in our society. There have been at …

Should You Consider Concealed Carry?

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While working an RSO shift at the range last week I had the opportunity to speak with two gentlemen on the subject of concealed carry. One man was very interested and had permits in numerous states but not California. His buddy felt like he had no need to carry and cited several mutual friends that felt the same way. Carrying …

Progress in the Fight to End Gun Free Zones

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Clear thinking Americans understand that the vast majority of gun control laws in place are completely ineffective regarding their stated purpose. That stated purpose is always to increase public safety and reduce crime. Many of these laws actually endanger the public. Most are unconstitutional in that they clearly “infringe” on our rights. Among the most dangerous of these laws are …

Reconsidering SCOTUS in the Fight for the Second Amendment

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In 2017 I wrote an article questioning the wisdom of depending on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to protect the Second Amendment (2A) and the rights of gun owners in America. Over time there seemed to be too many instances where SCOTUS declined to hear a 2A case or when they did, the ruling seemed too weak. …

Sweet Virginia Under Siege by Anti-Gun Forces – Citizens Fight Back

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Funded by multimillionaire leftists, anti-gun forces have swept the elections and seized control of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Michael Bloomberg and others poured an inordinate amount of money into the Virginia elections and were able to elect an anti-gun Governor and create a legislature dominated by anti-gun politicians. To express appropriate gratitude to their out of state supporters, the first …

SASOs – American Normals Fight Back

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When I first became a Second Amendment (2A) activist I remember thinking about the subject of Sanctuaries. At the time the idea of sanctuary cities, counties, and even states was gaining traction. These were focused on immigration issues and ignoring federal law aimed at stopping illegal immigration. I remember thinking how nice it would be if people began creating Second …

What’s The Biggest Danger To Our Second Amendment?

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It’s election season and San Diego County Gun Owners has received our candidate questionnaire back from San Marcos City Council candidate Ed Musgrove.  In a word, it was horrible. Normally, I don’t publish information from questionnaires.  If their response includes a questionable statement or two, I look at it as an opportunity to educate the candidate.  I contact the candidate …

Of Guns and Leather

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An old guy once told me life was too short to just own ugly Kydex holsters. From USPSA matches to concealed carry you’ll see Kydex holsters, and for good reason. Kydex holsters are popular because they work. A good holster needs to do three things. A good holster needs to securely hold the firearm. It needs to completely cover the …

2nd Amendment Rally: A Message of Unity in Support of a Common Cause

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Guest Post by Sam Lichtman More than a thousand firearm owners and Second Amendment activists converged on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol on November 2nd in support of their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. The Capitol dome served as a dramatic backdrop for the roster of more than two dozen speakers who took the …

California Dreamin’- The Case for Optimism

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If you’re a gun owning American, California is arguably one of the worst states in which to live. California has an ever growing list of senseless, ineffective, and dangerous gun control laws. Be that as it may, there is reason for Americans to be optimistic about the future of the Second Amendment in California. One should never take the position …

Small Wins – The Fight for the Second Amendment

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Sometimes being a Second Amendment (2A) advocate in California can be discouraging. The seemingly endless string of new gun control laws, disinformation, and ever increasing infringement upon basic rights can, at times, make staying positive a challenge. Occasionally we forget that the 2A is alive and well throughout most of Free America and its only in a handful of backward …

Small Wins – The Fight for the Second Amendment

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Sometimes being a Second Amendment (2A) advocate in California can be discouraging. The seemingly endless string of new gun control laws, disinformation, and ever increasing infringement upon basic rights can, at times, make staying positive a challenge. Occasionally we forget that the 2A is alive and well throughout most of Free America and its only in a handful of backward …

An Update on Concealed Carry – San Diego County and Across America

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Contrary to what some may have you believe, the Second Amendment (2A) is alive and well in America. It is certainly under vigorous attack from the gun control left, but normal Americans cherish their Constitution and they cherish the Second Amendment. Part of what the 2A provides is the right of self-protection for an individual citizen and his or her …

San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Issues Public Travel Warning to San Francisco for Gun Owners

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In the wake of a recent resolution by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “domestic terrorist organization,” the San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has issued a public travel warning to U.S. gun owners to avoid any travel to San Francisco. “As a public service …

The Truth About Gun Shows

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In case you haven’t heard, the evil Crossroads of the West Gun Show is back at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, at least temporarily. The gun show will return on September 28 and 29. I hope all gun owners in the area will find the time to attend in a massive show of support for the show and those who fought to bring …

John McCann Rocks Voters…Again

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by Michael A. Schwartz, Executive Director, San Diego County Gun Owners I just got off the phone with Chula Vista City Council Member John McCann where he spent the entire 20-minute call pretending to be the victim of his own vote at last night’s city council meeting. If you are a Republican who has wondered why California continues to see …

I Figured Out Why They Don’t Like Guns

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by Michael A. Schwartz, Executive Director, San Diego County Gun Owners Tuesday, July 30th the San Diego City Council voted to require all gun owners within the city limits to keep their guns locked or inoperable while in the home. The vote was 7 to 2 with Chris Cate and Scott Sherman in opposition.  The penalty for violating this new, overreaching law? …

San Diego County Gun Owners responds to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds

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In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show. Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del …