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Old 04-22-2020, 8:28 PM
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Default Firearms policy coalition?

Interested to hear in order your lobbyist groups( for lack of a better term) that you would support. I recently donated to the firearms policy coalition and like what they stand for and the work they are doing. The NRA seems to have the power in DC but what about in CA?
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Interested to hear in order your lobbyist groups( for lack of a better term) that you would support. I recently donated to the firearms policy coalition and like what they stand for and the work they are doing. The NRA seems to have the power in DC but what about in CA?
NRA is the Big Dog in the fight nationally.

CRPA is same for Ca. And is the NRA affiliate here.

https://crpa.org/

BTW..............I'm a Life Member of both.
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1. NRA
2. CRPA
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100. Firearms Policy Coalition

Note: I’m also a Life Member of both the NRA and the CRPA.
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I'm not surprised that there IS such a thing... but this thread, is the first I've HEARD of them.

DOES reinforce the idea, that the NRA is THE B-I-G dog, in D.C. lobbying.
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FPC is the only organization I've seen that has released videos of their attorney arguing our sides interest at the state capitol against anti gun bills.
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CRPA and GOA are my current top 2 for my money
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Listed in no particular order.

NRA
CGF - California Gun Rights Foundation fka Calguns Foundation*
CRPA**
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* I am a Director

** I used to be a Director
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CGF - California Gun Rights Foundation fka Calguns Foundation*
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* I am a Director

** I used to be a Director
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In order:

CRPA
CRPAF
NRA
NRA-ILA
GOC
SAF
Pink Pistols
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FPC
..dont do it.

Skim through this thread and make the call. if you dotn care where your money goes..than FPC could be your choice.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...1125241&page=4
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..dont do it.

Skim through this thread and make the call. if you dotn care where your money goes..than FPC could be your choice.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...1125241&page=4
I just started skimming through that, and I was reminded of Brandon Combs, the wannabe Wayne LaPierre of the FPC, and I remembered the tantrum he threw here on Calguns and the big "F-you" he gave us all as he stormed off into the night. I wish I could remember what thread that was on. Was that the guy? Or am I misremembering or mistaking him for someone else?

I also saw this posted in that thread:
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If you can't take the time to answer questions from the people you are soliciting donations from, then I can't take the time to send any money.
I couldn't agree more. I'm still waiting for an answer to the question I asked a week ago in Post #8, above. That guy said he was one of the organization's DIRECTORS for cryin' out loud.

Hard pass. I'll stick with the NRA and the CRPA. They're the Big Dogs in this fight for a reason.
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and to be clear I am in no way pushing FPC, I was more trying to see where my money will be best served. I appreciate all the responses and will help make educated donations.
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I just started skimming through that, and I was reminded of Brandon Combs, the wannabe Wayne LaPierre of the FPC, and I remembered the tantrum he threw here on Calguns and the big "F-you" he gave us all as he stormed off into the night. I wish I could remember what thread that was on. Was that the guy? Or am I misremembering or mistaking him for someone else?

I also saw this posted in that thread:

I couldn't agree more. I'm still waiting for an answer to the question I asked a week ago in Post #8, above. That guy said he was one of the organization's DIRECTORS for cryin' out loud.

Hard pass. I'll stick with the NRA and the CRPA. They're the Big Dogs in this fight for a reason.

Brandon took a hit to his contracting business during the recession. I met him as he was leaving ca to live with relatives. He was homeless with his wife and kids. Then all of the sudden fpc is created and he is the main employee. Hmmmm.
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CRPA and GOA are my current top 2 for my money
GOA does nothing but collect money, scream at the NRA, issue press releases promoting its scorched earth policies and file amicus briefs in litigation initiated and paid for by the NRA/CRPA/SAF.

They are not initiating or subsidizing important and costly litigation.
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CRPA
CRPAF
NRA
NRA-ILA
GOC
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What is GOC?
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https://www.gunownersca.com

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GOA does nothing but collect money, scream at the NRA, issue press releases promoting its scorched earth policies and file amicus briefs in litigation initiated and paid for by the NRA/CRPA/SAF.

They are not initiating or subsidizing important and costly litigation.
If you need help deciding yes/no on GOA, think seriously about why GOA was, by far, Donald Babbett's go-to organization.

Scary as hell.
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If you need help deciding yes/no on GOA, think seriously about why GOA was, by far, Donald Babbett's go-to organization.

Scary as hell.
LOL our old buddy Babbett... says it all but my mind was already made up. I follow the money and look for actual results and making a difference... GOA falls flat on its face by that measure every time I have actually read the 'accomplishments" on their website critically like an attorney would to see they do very little but ride the coattails of others.. and scream at the NRA.
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LOL our old buddy Babbett... says it all but my mind was already made up. I follow the money and look for actual results and making a difference... GOA falls flat on its face by that measure every time I have actually read the 'accomplishments" on their website critically like an attorney would to see they do very little but ride the coattails of others...and scream at the NRA.
The bellowing mode, on the screen or written, drives me up the wall. GOA is mainly hot air...all hat, no herd. I'd same about Hannity...not what he believes but how he reports it.
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I'm surprised (and disappointed) there's no NRA-PVF (NRA Political Victory Fund), love in this thread.

The NRA-ILA is their lobbying arm, for pressuring politicians who are in office.

The NRA-PVF is their arm for getting politicians into office (i.e., winning elections). The better people in office, the less you have to pressure them to do the right things while they're there.
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I will never donate again to the FPC. No communication, thank you or follow up. Simply give money. NRA, Calguns, and CRPA are the only three I donate to.
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I just started skimming through that, and I was reminded of Brandon Combs, the wannabe Wayne LaPierre of the FPC, and I remembered the tantrum he threw here on Calguns and the big "F-you" he gave us all as he stormed off into the night. I wish I could remember what thread that was on. Was that the guy? Or am I misremembering or mistaking him for someone else?

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I couldn't agree more. I'm still waiting for an answer to the question I asked a week ago in Post #8, above. That guy said he was one of the organization's DIRECTORS for cryin' out loud.

Hard pass. I'll stick with the NRA and the CRPA. They're the Big Dogs in this fight for a reason.

FPC is extremely unresponsive to emails but VERY relentless with emails soliciting for donations. I've made several donations to FPC over the last 2 years, none less than $25. I became a member 2 years ago. When I renewed earlier this year (after they relentlessly advertised that joining or renewing would get you their "old school" FPC patch that was being phased out) I never received the patch or ANYTHING confirming my renewal. I've emailed them twice and called them once. The guy I spoke to said to email them because there wasn't anything he could do. Both emails went unanswered and I've received no patch. So I don't even know if I'm still a member or not. Many of you may say wow it's just a patch. Well, you are right, it's just a patch. But after relentless, almost daily, emails asking for my money and not a single response to my emails that leaves a very bad taste in one's mouth. So I think I'm out as an FPC member. I'll join CRPA now. I'm already an NRA member.
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I will never donate again to the FPC. No communication, thank you or follow up. Simply give money. NRA, Calguns, and CRPA are the only three I donate to.

Ok yeah, after reading your post i'm definitely not giving another dime to FPC. You basically described my experience with them; completely unresponsive. IF i'm a member still I will not renew. CRPA here I come.
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I made a donation to FPC and in response received incessant over-the-top fundraising emails. I added them to my spam list because there isn’t an unsubscribe link on their emails.
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