View Full Version : NRA CA "Mini-convention": CGF door prize 308 Saiga of Significance

07-17-2008, 3:10 PM
Perhaps some of you know about the NRA "Calif. Member's Council" 2008 conference Saturday, JULY 26, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites in Garden Grove.


This is gonna be kinda "mini convention", featuring rockstar pro-gunner Directors Joel Friedman, Manny Fernandez and Tom Gaines, along with CA State Liason ("our man in the Capitol") Ed Worley, and NRA's CA leader Paul Payne - along with NRA's EVP/CEO Wayne La Pierre as guest.

A lot of the discussions will be about California political background, organizing and CA vs national legal strategy with the "new & improved" legal outlook ;)

While this is nominally for NRA MC (Members' Council) members, Calgunners who are NRA members are welcome too. As NRA's Paul Payne writes,"NOTE: I have opened-up the NRA Members' Council Conference to our
NRA-supporting friends on Calguns.net. We have a limited amount of
space but I will do my best to find a place for those desire to participate.
You can register for this "mini convention" via the web:


You need to be an NRA member for attendance. I'm sure that can be arranged quickly at any gunshop or shooting range ;)

Now, for the fun stuff:

A door prize of a FREE RIFLE has graciously been sponsored by the Inland Empire Members' Council.

Additionally, The Calguns Foundation board members are pleased to add to the fun by supplying yet another rifle for yet another drawing (drawing time TBD by organizers) - a "Saiga of Significance" in 308.

This lightly-used/near-new Russian-American Arms Saiga 308 rifle was seized, in a fit of confusion, by San Jose PD in early 2006 and was of course (after repeated bouts of "Which part of Harrott don't you understand?") found to not be an illegal assault weapon by the Santa Clara County DA's office. After its release from "the pound" a couple of loudmouth Calgunners (yours truly - and where the hell is Hoffman today?) acquired the Saigas to save for some propitious moments.

Various CGF board members will be there too, we'd love to meet y'all.

Let's put our heads together and MOVE FORWARD. It's a lot easier to push something when you're it's already moving - and things are moving forward already!!

*Note: actual Saiga 308 rifle as described may or may not be
present at conference; another similar rifle may be present as
an exemplar. Arrangements can be made by winner of drawing
to receive rifle shipped to FFL of his choice. Winner must of
course be a nonprohibited person under CA and Federal law;
winning status is nontransferrable: should the winner turn out
not be eligible to receive rifle, another drawing of convention
attendees will be made at a suitable date/time to select an
alternate winner.

07-17-2008, 3:21 PM
This is going to be an awesome day of learning and networking. If you have any interest at all in California gun politics and 2nd Amendment issues, you are encouraged to register (it's free) and attend!!!


07-17-2008, 4:01 PM
i would like to go but i have previous made plans that day. i know that this is not the last one anyway. bummer though it's not far from my house. and Paul i have my sharps now.

07-17-2008, 4:51 PM
Perhaps some of you know about the NRA "Calif. Member's Council" 2008 conference this Saturday, June 26, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites in Garden Grove.

FYI, it's JULY, not June ;)

07-17-2008, 4:53 PM
FYI, it's JULY, not June ;)
and if we are picking at nits, it's next Saturday, not this Saturday :D

07-17-2008, 4:57 PM
Just registered. I'll be there. Only about 15 minutes from me.

07-17-2008, 5:19 PM
FYI, it's JULY, not June ;)

Corrected, brain-fart, sorry!

07-18-2008, 1:30 PM
I wish I could make it. Familial duty trumps it.

Hope you all have a fun & productive time.

07-21-2008, 9:03 PM
BTT, so folks that have missed this have a chance to sign up!

Hope to see y'all there!

07-22-2008, 12:15 AM
The killer for me is I have to be at a Soccer Tournament all day in Fountain Valley (15 minutes away).

Looks like a great meeting, make sure you all post about anything significant, I am sure there will be some good coming out of the meetings from a look at the agenda.

Somebody speak up about CCW reform while you are there, please!

07-22-2008, 2:44 PM
Come up to nor-cal next time, I will be there...