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Old 08-06-2009, 2:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mikehaas View Post
Just got off the phone with Paul Payne... "...We kicked their X-X-X!..."

Didn't get any details except "Victory, Victory, Victory" but Paul and Ed wanted to thank Bill W, Chris, Brandon and everyone else from calguns that showed.


------------ UPDATE: from Paul...
Report from NRA following the California Fish and Game Commission Hearing

To All:

We have been successful in our effort to stop the expansion of the Lead Ammo Ban!

We won this issue with a vote of 4 - 1.



Just to expand on this important issue a bit.

As Bill Wiese and the other Calgunners in attendance can tell you, the team led (personally) by Chuck Michel of Michel and Associates made their presentations in both written and verbal form and the points made could not be (reasonably) refuted.

In short, our team presented data to prove that the so-called "Church Study" was wrong when the authors/proponents claims that lead ammunition is the primary cause of lead poisoning in the few remaining California Condors. The Church Study was used as the primary reason/excuse for passing AB821 and the resulting regulations.

NRA California State Liaison Ed Worley and CRPA Governmental Relations Liaison Tom Pederson did fantastic jobs representing our associations in a very positive manner. Bill Gaines, representing the California Outdoor Heritage Association (aka COHA) also presented his thoughtful and rational positions quite well. Based upon these presentations, we should all be proud!

In short, today's vote was a victory for firearms owners, hunters, sportsmen, and (most of all) common sense.

Although it is now time to celebrate, we will not let our guard down. This effort has many more battles to come.

Thank you for all of your help.

Fighting for the restoration and preservation of the Second Amendment, right here in California since 1989!

H. Paul Payne
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