View Full Version : Have All 33,411 Of Us Called 916-445-2841?

10-11-2009, 12:20 PM
I may be beating a dead horse, but according to member search, we have 33,411 members. I surely hope every one has called 916-445-2841 and hit option 1,2,2,2. If you have not, I urge you to call NOW, and oppose AB962.

If you called, thank you. They have pushed us too far, time is now to let them know that in no uncertain terms.


- Phil

10-11-2009, 12:24 PM
That 33K number is low, by the way.

Calguns has a *significantly* higher "punch-through" of folks that haven't gotten userIDs yet view and check things out.

10-11-2009, 12:27 PM
I think with some people calling multiple times, we could have reached that number.

I called three times, on two different phones. I tend to think that the system would stop counting multiple calls from the same number - makes sense because you could just set up an autodialer to do all the work for you.

10-11-2009, 12:28 PM
Just got thru--again.

Had to call many times to do it, but worth the effort for sure.

Keep 'em coming, guys!

10-11-2009, 12:37 PM
there only been 15k views on the update thread

10-11-2009, 12:43 PM
That 33K number is low, by the way.

Calguns has a *significantly* higher "punch-through" of folks that haven't gotten userIDs yet view and check things out.

Not counting our extended relationships. A lot of members have family and friends who don't have accounts.

10-11-2009, 12:47 PM
I have more than 20 calls myself. I have spoken to more than 30 friends for a month now and all have called more than 5+ times, that in and of itself counts for allot. This is just people I personally know. I would be surprised if the # of calls opposing AB962 is less than 100K.

10-11-2009, 12:51 PM
line's busy.

10-11-2009, 12:54 PM
called and continue to call while watching the race. Haven't gotten through yet.

10-11-2009, 12:54 PM
line's busy.

Because I and others have been through at least 40 or 50 times so far today.

Keep on calling so that you pick up as soon as we hang up.

Beat this anti gun bull NOW!!!

It's our last chance without court costs.

Semper FI!!!


10-11-2009, 12:55 PM
It's not just members here, or friends/family of members here. There's people opposing AB962 in other states on other forums. Hell, that nutnfancy guy on youtube had what, 45,000 views of his video? If even 1/3 of those people called, that's another 15k.

It's pretty crappy when a state tries to pass a bill that affects so much of the rest of the country that there's unified support against it around the nation.

10-11-2009, 12:59 PM
NRA one-click system alone has had over 100k hits for 962/585 (this from an NRA source). Calguns' reach includes 36k members plus non-member lurkers/family/friends and ~80-90k flyers re 962/585 into the wild from Mexico to Oregon.

You're in good company; keep pushing folks!

10-11-2009, 1:08 PM
I probably have over 30 calls getting thru on 4 different lines.

Only got through once so far today.

10-11-2009, 1:11 PM
I haven't got through at all today. But I'll keep trying! When will we hear the news?

10-11-2009, 1:17 PM
Since it's not a toll free number, I would think that *67 would block your number from showing up. All 33,411 members may not have called, but some of us may have called 33,411 times.:D

M. Sage
10-11-2009, 1:18 PM
Number's busy. You can block your cell phone number from CID by dialing *67 before dialing the phone number if you wish. :D

10-11-2009, 1:25 PM
got through and i'll do it again

10-11-2009, 3:02 PM
I haven't logged in for a very long time, but I have been lurking now and then. I have both emailed and called. This thing has got to die.

10-11-2009, 3:16 PM
I called several times today. Only called for Cow Palace a couple times, focused most of my effort on AB962

10-11-2009, 3:20 PM
Called several times and emailed as well. :sweatdrop:

10-11-2009, 3:23 PM
I have called from 7 dif # 30 + times and will keep doing so :D

I live close enough I can drive to NV but this is just another way they keep chipping away at our rights in the name of "save the children"

10-11-2009, 3:38 PM
Probably not but i did my part.

10-11-2009, 4:04 PM
4 more calls from the cell phones and the home phone for each bill

10-11-2009, 4:31 PM
I have blisters on my fingers.

10-11-2009, 4:33 PM
ive called and gotten through 5 times.

10-11-2009, 4:34 PM
Multiple times. Let's see what Arnie does.

10-11-2009, 4:36 PM
I've called and emailed many times.

Hoping for the best.

B Strong
10-11-2009, 5:10 PM
I've called multiple times on 962 and 585.

10-11-2009, 5:11 PM
Yes. A lot in the last three days. Pretty good success rate, too.

10-11-2009, 5:13 PM
I tend to think that the system would stop counting multiple calls from the same number -

Yes I thought of that too, and it is probably the case. But it makes me feel better to tell them repeatedly how much I despise their legislation and disregard for their citizenry.

Bud Fox
10-11-2009, 5:15 PM
Yes I thought of that too, and it is probably the case. But it makes me feel better to tell them repeatedly how much I despise their legislation and disregard for their citizenry.

Dial *67 then the number, it blocks your caller ID. ;)

Not that I would have done that 5 - 6 times. :D

10-11-2009, 6:41 PM
I've done everything I can (I believe) - handed out flyers, talked to many gunshop owners, called, posted on TWO other forums - BerettaForum.net and RugerForum.net(?) and tried to get CA folks fired up.

It's sad that maybe all our efforts will get swept up by a last minute decision (its 7:30pm on 11-Oct-09) and AFAIK only 190 bills have been handled out of 500. So, can our Governor deal lucidly and effectively on >100 bills per hour?

Would like to know the final tally of calls into the Governors line pro and con.
So we'll get 6 minutes of deliberation time??? I know - the Governor has had this on his hotlist for a long time. Just hope that these bills are not a bargaining chip for other issues.

10-11-2009, 7:07 PM
Called from both of my cells, house, multiple work phones, parent's phones, sister's phones, friend's phones, etc. Hope it helps. This bill really, REALLY SUCKS, so does it sponsor and anyone & everyone that has supported it in ANY way.

10-11-2009, 8:25 PM
I placed over a dozen calls from my co-workers phones and well over 30 times from my cell phone, I didnt even count how many times I called from families phones too.

10-11-2009, 9:05 PM
Called many times and emailed:79:

10-11-2009, 9:45 PM
Called many times and emailed:79:

Same here!

10-12-2009, 12:05 PM
I have called probably half a dozen times over the past two weeks and I have also sent at least 6 emails through the govs' website as well.

Glad to see my opinion was duly noted, then ignored....:rolleyes:

10-12-2009, 12:25 PM
I called several times. And today I called to complain about the waste of taxpayer's money and the staffer I got was distinctly anti-gun. I am wondering if that sentiment is carried out through the rest of the office.

What if the anti AB962 calls were being ignore?

I can't believe that the governor received more pro AB962 phone calls than con AB962 phonecalls considering that there is no unified anti-gun group to do such things in CA.

10-12-2009, 2:27 PM
I think this shows that we are fighting a greater evil then just a sheer numbers battle.

The problem is for every one of the right minded gun owners in CA theres many times more the number of liberals and radicals who would have nothing better to do then to reduce this state into a no rights welfare state. Look at the trends that have been going on since the beginning of the Clinton administration.

The wealthy have seen this comming for a long time and are leaving the state in droves. But the politicians arent doing anything to stop this mass exodus and are in fact secretely incouraging it. They want to get rid of all who have money that can possibly influence a vote away from what they want.

They are taking the wealthy away, gun rights, health insurance, retirement, education, etc.

The only thing you will have left is a welfare state in which if you dont vote a certain way, you dont get your welfare check.

We all need to not only talk to people that share the same interests but go outside our network and try to get any and all walks of life to wake up and see whats going on. This state is going down and it wont be the last and all it takes to save it is enough people who are willing to go out there and find the truths and not just jump on the band wagon because of what the politicans are selling.