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 …

The California Handgun Roster – A New Proposal to Make a Bad Law Worse

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Most California gun owners are familiar with the California Handgun Roster. Those who aren’t can get up to speed here and here. The roster lists handguns that can be sold to law-abiding citizens in California. Handguns not listed cannot be purchased by Californians in stores or on the internet. As with most bad California gun laws, law enforcement is exempt. …

To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth – 100 Years of Colonel Jeff Cooper

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May is the Centennial of Col. Jeff Cooper. Jeff Cooper is truly one of the legends of the firearms community. For those not familiar with Col. Cooper and what he’s done I offer this short article to acquaint you with the Colonel. I hope this inspires you to pursue additional information and learn more about this great man. Jeff Cooper …

Armed Protesters – Good Idea or Bad?

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As part of the continuing “COVID-19 Crisis Theatre” being performed around the country, the expected, but late in coming, protests are finally beginning. In Michigan one protest featured openly armed protesters. This begs the obvious questions; are visibly armed protesters a good idea? And is this a productive approach? But there is a much deeper and more serious issue. Let’s …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 7 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 3)

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Finding productive activities to help survive the stay at home orders can be a challenge. For gun owners, this is a great time to develop your dry fire practice routine. This is Part 3 of a three part dry practice series. Part 1 addressed setting up a dry practice area and establishing a dry practice routine. Part 1 can be …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 6 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 2)

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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 …

CCW Lifestyle Series #5 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 1)

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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 …

CCW Lifestyle Series #4 – Safe At Home?

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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 Fragile Our Rights

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In the words of Rahm Emanuel “Never allow a crisis to go to waste”. The anti-Second Amendment folks are taking Emanuel’s words to heart. Amid the growing (and mostly manufactured) COVID-19 crisis we again see calls to restrict the Second Amendment (2A). This time the restrictions come in the form of attempts by state and local officials to “close gun …

What Happens When the Sheep Are Frightened?

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As we finish up week two of Coronavirus Theatre it’s worth considering what can be learned at this point in the experience. Americans are easily manipulated, even more so when they are frightened. The mainstream media (MSM) has done a wonderful job in creating fear. Our government has also done a great job of inadvertently growing that fear. The MSM …

Mass Hysteria in America – A Good Reason to be a Gun Owner

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Since it seems the entire mainstream media (MSM) is obsessed with the coronavirus and using it to create mass hysteria, it’s probably time to address the subject here. Let’s begin with two statements. The coronavirus is real, people will get sick and there will be fatalities. The coronavirus crisis is not real, it is being manufactured by the MSM and …

CCW Lifestyle Series #3 – Should You Carry With a Round in the Chamber?

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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 …

“Shall Not Be Infringed” – What Does That Really Mean and is the Government Already in Violation?

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The United States Bill of Rights consists of the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment (2A) reads as follows: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed Bill of Rights Dec 15, 1791 (First 10 Amendments) …

San Diego Gun Owners PAC announces endorsed candidates for March primary election

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San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsement of candidates for the March 3 primary election. Leading SDCGO’s list of endorsed candidates are two candidates for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and one candidate for mayor of San Diego. The Supervisorial candidates include Joel Anderson, a former State …

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 …

The CRP Needs a Contract with California-Like New Theme

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As the Secretary of the California State Republican Party, it has become apparent to me that the CRP needs to have a precise, carefully worded slogan and statement of our core beliefs that need to be agreed upon and emphasized consistently throughout the coming elections. The Democrats have cleverly used phrases such as “progressive,” “hope,” “change,” “onward,” and the like …

Big Win for Rostra at the 2013 San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

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Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here. To put this into …

Belly Up To The Bar 2: The Official Goldens Drinking Game

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Just in time could be my life’s mantra. I am reminded by Thor’s Assistant that no Official Drinking Game has been devised for tonight’s epic 17th annual San Diego County Taxpayers Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards. Calling Ms. Tipit to the rescue. DISCLAIMER: In this litigious, risk-averse society, we must pause here to admonish anyone reading this column that it …

Fletcher Woos Vet and Big Changes at U-T and Voice

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Politics & Media Mashup My veterinarian asked me yesterday who I like in the mayor’s race. I turned the question around and asked her who she and her husband like. They are registered Democrats. They’re not extremists but they are among the people who feel disillusioned by President Obama and his moderate positions, compromises and move to the middle. “Filner …