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chunger
04-13-2006, 3:10 PM
Here's a place to track Calguns contributions to Pro CCW efforts in LA county. The concensus on the forum seem to be support for Ken Masse in the Sheriff race. This thread is just to encourage people to individually contribute to his campaign and make a difference.

Discussion and questions here:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=31670

Details about the candidate and instructions/forms for contributing here:
http://www.kenmasse.com

chunger
04-13-2006, 3:39 PM
Rules regarding donations are as follows:

Less than $25.00 we do not need the name of donor. (can be cash)
From $25.00 to $99.00 we need the name of the donor. (can be cash)
From $100.00 to $1000.00 we need the name, occupation and employer information of the donor. (must be check or money order.)

Maximum donation is $1000.00 per person. If a married couple with both names on the check, can be $2000.00, but both need to sign the check.

Businesses can donate $1,000.00 maximum.

If a business is wholly owned by one person, there can only be a single $1000.00 donation, either from the individual or from the business, but not both.

If there are multiple partners and no one owns a majority of the business, the business can donate $1000.00 and each of the partners and their spouses can donate $1000.00.

Checks should be made out to Masse for Sheriff and mailed to:

Masse for Sheriff
2694 E. Garvey Avenue South #396
West Covina, CA 91791

Thanks,

Ken Masse
The Next Sheriff
www.kenmasse.com

Diabolus
04-13-2006, 4:20 PM
I just signed up to volunteer.

dwtt
04-13-2006, 7:35 PM
I sent in $20, but your tracker above doesn't have this amount, so I my contribution can go under the radar.

chunger
04-13-2006, 7:45 PM
Sorry about that. With 10 data points, I didn't know whether to have better resolution on the low end or the high end. I'd just enter $25. See if anyone else on the forum will pick up the extra $5. So we're at $120 so far. .. well, guess the cost of a lower. Hope this picks up. I might have to start auctioning stuff for the cause.

jnojr
04-13-2006, 9:29 PM
From $100.00 to $1000.00 we need the name, occupation and employer information of the donor. (must be check or money order.)

What happens if someone doesn't supply that info, or makes something up? "Occupation: Supreme Overlord of Earth Employer: The Illuminati" Do they have to tear the check up? What if it's a money order and there's no valid return address?

I'm not suggesting that anyone do this... it would be pointless. Just a hypothetical.

Paladin
04-15-2006, 8:38 AM
So we're at $120 so far. .. well, guess the cost of a lower. Hope this picks up. I might have to start auctioning stuff for the cause.
This is why I wrote in the first post of the LAC CCW Challenge thread something which was obviously overlooked (a week later our CGN membership is 4,244):

How to support? We have 4,100 CGN members. If only 3,000 of us get 3 (or more) of our friends to join within one week, we'd have 13,100 members (remember to tell them joining CGN is FREE). If 10,000 of us then immediately send checks for $20 (or more), that will be an instant infusion of $200,000 to the pro-CHL candidate in the last 7 weeks of his campaign. I think $200,000 coming in out-of-the-blue might shake things up down there. If those 3 new CGN members in turn get 3 other people to join here, and more importantly, contribute to the campaign, that would be a $800,000 contribution! That sheriff will know who made his win possible and will know that if he does not lower the barriers to CHL issuance, 3 years from now we will organize again, this time to replace him.

I'm willing to risk $20 to try to dump Baca and I'm in the Bay Area. Mailing a check is a lot "cheaper" in time, money, and effort than printing up flyers and driving around to shooting ranges and gun stores to gather signatures. We, here at CGN forum, can have a major impact on that election if we choose. All it takes is the will to skip seeing two movies ($10 each), that you probably won’t remember 6 months later.

Timeline: EVERYBODY sends out this posting as part of an email invitation to at least 3 of their pro-2nd Amendment, pro-gun friends IMMEDIATELY. People in LA county contact each other and form organization this weekend (choose your leaders/officers and pro-2nd Amendment or pro-safety name for your org, but not one with a negative connotation, otherwise the candidate may decline your help lest he get bad PR). They carry out steps 1, 2, and 3 by next Tuesday evening. They carry out step 4 Wednesday early morning (before 7:00 am). Then EVERBODY -- hopefully including thousands of new CGN members -- goes to Calguns.net's "Gun rights, political, and legal" forum to see what candidate to support and IMMEDIATELY mails their $20 to that candidate and emails a ONE TIME ONLY reminder to the friends they invited to CGN to check for the chosen candidate’s name and address info. Next Wed and Thursday, step 5. So, the candidate should have a bunch of new volunteers starting in one week and get all the money within 2 weeks.

Feel free to post this on other gun/RKBA/political forums. People from out of state (friends, family, former or future CA residents, pro-2nd A people, etc.) can support this effort too.

The question is, how much do we want to win? Are we willing to spend a lousy $20 to win LA county? Are pro-CHL people in LA county willing to fight constantly for the next 8 weeks for change?

chunger
04-17-2006, 7:07 AM
Bump. . . $450. I agree that it would be great to get 3000 people to get 3 new Calguns members each, but amongst the 4000 members we have right now, we can and should make a difference. Thanks, everyone who's posted!

Chaingun
04-17-2006, 1:23 PM
What happens if someone doesn't supply that info, or makes something up? "Occupation: Supreme Overlord of Earth Employer: The Illuminati" Do they have to tear the check up? What if it's a money order and there's no valid return address?

I'm not suggesting that anyone do this... it would be pointless. Just a hypothetical.


You will get a returned check so make sure you leave a return addy:p :eek:

Diabolus
04-17-2006, 6:49 PM
I signed up to volunteer and have heard nothing yet from the campaign group. Has anyone else signed up to volunteer?

ghettoshecky
04-17-2006, 7:33 PM
So how would Ken Masse know that you're part of Calguns and that you're all about shall issue CCWs if you donate?

Paladin
04-17-2006, 9:14 PM
So how would Ken Masse know that you're part of Calguns and that you're all about shall issue CCWs if you donate?

From http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=31670&page=4
AFTER you've picked the best challenger, post that information here and maybe on a new thread. Tell everyone who mails in a contribution to write "CCW" in large red letters on the envelope (and the comment line of the check) to show the candidate who is paying their bills and make their office staff pass on to the boss that CCW matters to us.

I like your ideal, ghettoshecky. Perhaps it should read "Calguns.net CCW" in red ink on the comment line on the face of the check and the envelope.

dwtt
04-17-2006, 9:59 PM
So how would Ken Masse know that you're part of Calguns and that you're all about shall issue CCWs if you donate?
I wrote on a yellow Post-It (R) note that the contribution was from the Calguns.net discussion and CCW. I think after they get a dozen or so contributions listing calguns, Ken Masse's campaign staff would log on and give us a bit of acknowledgment.

ghettoshecky
04-18-2006, 10:56 AM
From http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=31670&page=4


I like your ideal, ghettoshecky. Perhaps it should read "Calguns.net CCW" in red ink on the comment line on the face of the check and the envelope.

So that's exactly what I did. Hopefully they'll get the point:)

DELTA
04-18-2006, 11:29 AM
We do appreciate the check & support coming in. Please do understand that the whole campaign, including myself, are made up of volunteers, so it might take a while before someone contacts you for volunteer co-ordination.

Thanks again guys.

Mute
04-18-2006, 7:23 PM
I've sent in my contribution to Ken Masse. I hope he or Meredith beats Baca.

chunger
04-20-2006, 1:29 PM
Bump $550 let's keep it coming.

socal57chevy
04-20-2006, 5:01 PM
Paypal sent.
I was happy to paypal 20 bucks to Masse, but who gets the $8.95 that showed up under shipping charges when I checked out? I just thought that was a little odd.

chunger
04-21-2006, 3:27 AM
I think they probably didn't set up their paypal properly, and it's giving weird charges. that's why I just printed out their form and mailed in a check even though it's slower and less convenient. I felt the paypal charges were a bit sketchy and I was not able to donate the amount I wanted to. Someone on the campaign should look at their paypal setup and fix it.

Solidforce
04-21-2006, 10:44 PM
Hmmm...I think some people are saying more than they are contributing...but whatever as long as we get him votes

I asked him some questions and here are his answers:

Dear Jimmy,

Thank you very much for your e-mail. To date, I have received three or four checks in the amounts of $15 to $25 from donors describing themselves as CG members.
The answers to your three questions below:
1. Question #1. What is your stance on CCW's and the average law abiding citizen?

For the last several decades, Los Angeles County has been dominated by liberal politicians. Even when they were conservative politicians, the Sheriff's have tightly controlled the issuance of CCW's. I don't know the reason, just that it has been so. The practice of the current Sheriff has been to issue permits primarily to campaign contributors and Hollywood celebrities. He is particularly enamoured by the ranks of the rich and famous and spends most of his evenings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

I will not be issuing permits based on contributions to my campaign or based on a person's celebrity status. At this time, my position on CCW's is that they will be issued upon demonstrated and articulated need. As the next Sheriff of Los Angeles County, it is my intention to ensure that our county's permit policies are in compliance with existing California law. Upon taking office I will conduct a thorough review of the current policies and will make changes to those policies as appropriate.
2. Question #2. What is your main priority if you were to become a Sheriff?

When I become Sheriff, my main priority will be public safety. This is a mission that the current Sheriff has either forgotten about or has abandoned because he wanted to make a name for himself as a social worker Sheriff. I have three issues that I will tackle head on immediately.

1. Hire deputies to fill our current 1,200 vacancies in our sworn staffing. Deputies have left the department in record numbers during the current Sheriff's last term because of deteriorating morale and a total lack of leadership in the organization. I will bring a sense of stability and common sense to the department which I believe will retain and attract the very best personnel possible.

2. I will reopen the jails that the current Sheriff closed when he was trying to pressure the Board of Supervisors and taxpayers into giving him more money to waste on his social programs and pet projects. It is my intent that prisoners sentenced to county jail time do the maximum amount of time possible on their sentences. At present, a typical 90 jail sentence tranlates to three days actually served behind bars. This has made an absolute joke of the justice system in LA County.

3. I will manage my department's two billion dollar budget as a wise steward of that which has been entrusted to my care. I think it is high time that politicians begin seeing themselves as stewards of taxpayer resources and not some wasteful teenager who has just inherited Bill Gates's estate. I will see to it that the wasteful spending in my department is brought to a halt and that the deputies and professional staff who work for me are provided with the best tools possible to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
3. Question #3. How do we know you will not turn out like Baca too?

In virtually every respect, I am as different from Lee Baca as a person could be. First of all, I will not make promises that I cannot or do not intend to keep. I have always been known as a man of my word. That doesn't mean I am perfect. There has only been one Man who walked the face of the earth that could claim that title and His name is Jesus.


What you can know is that it is my intention to be the very best Sheriff for Los Angeles County that I can possibly be. I intend to make public safety my number one priority, not something near the bottom of the scale. I intend to work with the Board of Supervisors, Judges, District Attorney, local Chiefs of Police and the Community to establish LA County as the safest county in the country. Someone recently asked my how I would keep from compromising my values after I became the Sheriff. I told them that the answer to this question was a simple one. I have committed to not compromise my values to get elected and therefore will not have to compromise my values to stay elected.

Ken Masse



-SF

chunger
04-22-2006, 12:08 PM
I mailed my contribution without specifying Calguns. When I saw Ken Masse post on the forum, I figured they would track this thread if it became significant.

Mesa Tactical
04-22-2006, 6:23 PM
At this time, my position on CCW's is that they will be issued upon demonstrated and articulated need.

That's not exactly "Shall Issue."

chunger
04-26-2006, 3:32 PM
bump $600 :) keep 'em coming

socal57chevy
04-27-2006, 8:54 PM
I'm the kind of person that knows where every penny goes. The money I sent to Ken Masse was my first ever political contribution. I find it hard to beleive that only 14 people can spare a few bucks to help the people that can make our lives a little more secure. California gun owners must be poverty stricken from black lower disease.
I am also sending money to Mr Hunt of Orange County.
I will sleep well tonight. Will you?:confused:


ps......I don't live in either county...

Solidforce
04-27-2006, 10:33 PM
I'm the kind of person that knows where every penny goes. The money I sent to Ken Masse was my first ever political contribution. I find it hard to beleive that only 14 people can spare a few bucks to help the people that can make our lives a little more secure. California gun owners must be poverty stricken from black lower disease.
I am also sending money to Mr Hunt of Orange County.
I will sleep well tonight. Will you?:confused:


ps......I don't live in either county...

you sir, are what I aspire to be.

-SF

Cobrarlc
05-03-2006, 4:44 PM
My $50 check will be sent out in tomorrow's mail. Everyone who can should support a new sherriff in LA county.

Python2
05-03-2006, 5:23 PM
I could not find mailing address to send contribution, even on Masse website. I sent an email for the address and a little note. Will post after.

Cobrarlc
05-07-2006, 7:47 PM
An easy way to show you support is to have a campaign sign posted in your front yard. It is all about name reconigzation. The more that the average citizen sees a canidates name the better chance for victory. Everyone who would like change should sign up for a campaign sign to be placed at your place of residence or business. Also do not forget to share your support with every person that you know.

Paladin
05-07-2006, 10:10 PM
I could not find mailing address to send contribution, even on Masse website. I sent an email for the address and a little note. Will post after.

As DELTA posted on p. 3 of the LAC CCW Permit Challenge:

website is www.kenmasse.com

Donations: Checks made out to "Masse For Sheriff"
Mail to:
2694 E. Garvey Avenue Suite#396
West Covina, CA. 91791

chunger
05-19-2006, 2:06 AM
Bump. . . hope things are going well for the Masse Campaign. I talked with my brother in law and his wife. i believe they will vote Masse.

Diabolus
05-19-2006, 1:39 PM
I offered my help to the Ken Masse campaign and I have donated money. I did not receive one phone call regarding my interest to volunteer.

I think it stinks!

DELTA
05-19-2006, 3:23 PM
I offered my help to the Ken Masse campaign and I have donated money. I did not receive one phone call regarding my interest to volunteer.

I think it stinks!


DIABOLUS,

They were having some computer issues. If you want, please send them an email telling them what happened.

ken@kenmasse.com

Diabolus
05-19-2006, 6:09 PM
Thanks for the update; I will give it a shot tonight.