Concealed Carry – A Right or a Privilege?

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The right to keep and bear arms is a natural human right that is protected by the Second Amendment. Yet there are those who argue that this is a privilege granted by the government rather than a natural right. Let’s take a closer look. The privilege argument has been around for many years and is rooted in the may-issue concept. …

Gun Laws: The Institutional Racism You’ve Heard About

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One of the many new changes that the year 2020 brought was the mainstream use of the term “Institutional Racism.”  The phrase is heated, controversial, and its acceptance is a partisan divide (like everything these days).  It is the burden of each reader to decide if institutional racism exists, but it is clear that there is a direct line connecting …

8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course – Firearms Training, Fun, and Fundraising for a Noble Cause

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The 8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course is now behind us. The event is the brainchild of Lance Reeter of the Shooter’s Hangout.  Lance and his fiancé Tatiana plan, organize, and run the entire event. The event is hosted by Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada. The Charity Course provides top notch firearms training and raises money for leukemia …

Playing the Public Health Crisis Card – A New Way to Disarm Americans

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The left has discovered a new weapon in their war on America: The Public Health Crisis. Learning from the COVID-19 experience, left wing Democrats have discovered that virtually anything can be done in the name of a “public health crisis”. There is little regard for the Constitution, laws, or the welfare of the American people. This new weapon will now …

Flee California to a Free State – A Good Plan?

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California is one of the most beautiful states in the country and those of us living here should feel blessed with our good fortune. Notice I said should. California unfortunately is cursed with one of the worst governments in America. The current government policies are unsustainable, and the state is gradually being destroyed. For a good summary of the situation, …

Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your Guns – Meet H. R. 127

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Meet H.R. 127, also known as the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. This grotesque piece of anti-Second Amendment (2A) legislation was introduced in the House in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). This bill effectively destroys our 2A protected rights, but the real purpose of H.R. 127 is to lay the foundation for that holy grail of …

The Latest Talking Point of the Left, Creating Fear Through Ignorance – Veterans As Domestic Terrorists

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One of the latest talking points of the left is the threat of American veterans becoming domestic terrorists. This story from a left-leaning outlet (NPR) provides the basis for this latest attempt to use the disturbance at the U.S. Capitol to demonize all who disagree with the progressive agenda. This tactic is nothing new for leftwing extremists who currently seem …

Am I A Nazi? Are You?

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In the twisted little mind of Nathan Fletcher, people who question the monstrously poor job Gavin Newsom is doing and are following the lawful, constitutional process of seeking to have him recalled are neo-Nazis. Fletcher’s comments are sadly but one example in a string of similar comments from extreme left wing (Democrat) politicians. So why is anyone that disagrees with …

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

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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 …

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

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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?

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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 …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 12 – Situational Awareness and Color Codes

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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 …

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 …