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mikehaas
09-12-2007, 6:31 AM
9/12/2007 5:30 AM PST

(FYI, your NRA-ILA State Liaison Ed Worley did not leave the Capitol
last night until after 2AM!)

Mandatory Loss/Theft Reporting AB 334 defeated for 2007
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?year=2007&summary=ab334

Can'thavenuthingood
09-12-2007, 6:36 AM
Hot diggety.
Beaten at the state level.

They are still out there trying to get the City Councils to pass the same theft loss Ordinances.

Be watchful at your local level.

Vick

AKman
09-12-2007, 6:43 AM
I guess to celebrate I'll send them $100 for their efforts on the pending efforts in support of the Heller case.

mikehaas
09-12-2007, 8:01 AM
Hot diggety.
Beaten at the state level.

They are still out there trying to get the City Councils to pass the same theft loss Ordinances.

Be watchful at your local level.

Vick
Y'know, this is an area gun-owners really need to focus on and improve. And the room for improvement is huge. Very few of us do anything that is hands on, except type at a keyboard. A lot of politics goes on interpersonally folks, and you may have heard the claim that ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL.

If more of us became involved at the local level, we might start seeing a few PRO-GUN city councilfolks being elected in areas where we need them. Pro-gun members of commissions, education boards, all those places where little or no attention is being paid now (NRA can't manage every local election in the state, but they will sure help us if we put in the effort).

In addition to polluting the sandbox that local gun control efforts now have to play in, that would increase the pool of potential pro-gun candidates for STATE level office. In a few years, suddenly NRA would find it even easier to achieve majorities for state legislation. Then we can start biting off bigger pieces of the pie and MOVE CLOSER TO THE KINDS OF GAINS WE *ALL* WANT TO SEE. The only way we're going to get there is to commit to the hard work and unity to carry the day. That means getting out and organizing EFFECTIVELY and not listening to the attacks of "hate NRA, send us your money instead" so-called pro-gun groups.

No, NRA cannot and does not try to oversee elections below state level, but for almost 20 years, has provided a special resource for Californians to get involved locally and self-organize to do so - and protect their rights in their own backyards. Identifying pro-gun local candidates and submitting their names for rating and endorsement os one of the most important jobs a Members' Council can do. It's the perfect path to get your candidate for county supe or local city council (or dogcatcher) NRA ENDORSED. No other state has this resource. It's the NRA Members' Councils of California.

Are you willing to do some REAL work to protect your rights? Contribute meaningfully to something REAL that has a record of success? Websites and forums are fine, but when it comes to LOCAL LEGISLATION, a group simply has to meet physically because there are physical things that must be done. That is, unless you want to simply surrender your area to the likes of LCAV.

Those areas that have Members' Councils need you there, too. Some are too small to be effective and need you and others like you to build them up. NRA will be behind you and you will be behind NRA, but if you don't show up none of that can happen and the anti-gunners may completely dominate your county. They don't have many volunteers, and we COULD overwhelm them at every local hearing. Unless we don't show up.

As president of a Members' Councils in one of the most "occupied zones" in the state, West Contra Costa County, I can attest that we need you to be showing up at your local Members Council monthly meeting.

http://calnra.com/volunteer/ will tell you when and where that is. If you want to accelerate the "winning curve" sharply, attend.

Mike

AKman
09-12-2007, 10:18 AM
Y'know, this is an area gun-owners really need to focus on and improve. And the room for improvement is huge. Very few of us do anything that is hands on, except type at a keyboard. A lot of politics goes on interpersonally folks, and you may have heard the claim that ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL.

If more of us became involved at the local level, we might start seeing a few PRO-GUN city councilfolks being elected in areas where we need them. Pro-gun members of commissions, education boards, all those places where little or no attention is being paid now (NRA can't manage every local election in the state, but they will sure help us if we put in the effort).

In addition to polluting the sandbox that local gun control efforts now have to play in, that would increase the pool of potential pro-gun candidates for STATE level office. In a few years, suddenly NRA would find it even easier to achieve majorities for state legislation. Then we can start biting off bigger pieces of the pie and MOVE CLOSER TO THE KINDS OF GAINS WE *ALL* WANT TO SEE. The only way we're going to get there is to commit to the hard work and unity to carry the day. That means getting out and organizing EFFECTIVELY and not listening to the attacks of "hate NRA, send us your money instead" so-called pro-gun groups.

No, NRA cannot and does not try to oversee elections below state level, but for almost 20 years, has provided a special resource for Californians to get involved locally and self-organize to do so - and protect their rights in their own backyards. Identifying pro-gun local candidates and submitting their names for rating and endorsement os one of the most important jobs a Members' Council can do. It's the perfect path to get your candidate for county supe or local city council (or dogcatcher) NRA ENDORSED. No other state has this resource. It's the NRA Members' Councils of California.

Are you willing to do some REAL work to protect your rights? Contribute meaningfully to something REAL that has a record of success? Websites and forums are fine, but when it comes to LOCAL LEGISLATION, a group simply has to meet physically because there are physical things that must be done. That is, unless you want to simply surrender your area to the likes of LCAV.

Those areas that have Members' Councils need you there, too. Some are too small to be effective and need you and others like you to build them up. NRA will be behind you and you will be behind NRA, but if you don't show up none of that can happen and the anti-gunners may completely dominate your county. They don't have many volunteers, and we COULD overwhelm them at every local hearing. Unless we don't show up.

As president of a Members' Councils in one of the most "occupied zones" in the state, West Contra Costa County, I can attest that we need you to be showing up at your local Members Council monthly meeting.

http://calnra.com/volunteer/ will tell you when and where that is. If you want to accelerate the "winning curve" sharply, attend.

Mike

I filled out the online form once, but never heard from anyone. I'll use deodorant and try again...

Bizcuits
09-12-2007, 5:46 PM
good news :eek:

Solidmch
09-13-2007, 3:39 PM
Good news

mikehaas
09-13-2007, 4:45 PM
And the NRA Liaison didn't go home until they turned out the lights...
Every year. Ed likes to make a point that, when the legicritters leave for the last time of the year, exhausted in the middle of the night, he (NRA) is standing at the door saying "Good night, senator, good night, assemblyman...". PsyOps, y'know? :-)

Mike

CCWFacts
09-13-2007, 4:57 PM
If more of us became involved at the local level, we might start seeing a few PRO-GUN city councilfolks being elected in areas where we need them.

First, Mike, thank you for the good news and thanks by proxy to the NRA for all they are doing.

Second, the area of gun law in this state that is most in need of reform is our CCW mess, and that is under LOCAL control. City councils can effectively tell their chiefs what kind of policy to have. Sheriffs can set their policies directly. County supes can give sheriffs some strong input into how they run things. City council elections are often won or lost by handfuls (literally) of votes. If you can get together a couple dozen gun owners in your city, you can request city council candidates to come out and meet and present, and you can make demands on them, such as demands about CCW issuance policies.

IANAL, but I think a city council could even pass a city ordnance defining good cause as personal protection if they wanted to, and I think the chief would have to go along with that. They can also control the police budget and can fire the city manager at will. The city council is where we can win CCW reform and it doesn't take large numbers of gun owners to make an impact.