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View Poll Results: CRPA - To Support or Not to Support POLL
Support CRPA 107 93.04%
Do Not Support CRPA 1 0.87%
Unsure about CRPA 7 6.09%
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Old 10-23-2019, 7:13 AM
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I joined the CRPA. It is the FPC that I question.
I agree wholeheartedly, CRPA really is as effective as can be reasonably expected in California. Any success with cities and court cases is being led by CRPA.

FPC I am really unsure about putting money in their hands. Their briefs do not seem as effective and I have been unimpressed seeing video of their spokesperson in committee hearings representing 2A causes. Not that you would expect them to sway anyone on the committee, but just on how they spoke about the issues.
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Old 10-23-2019, 8:15 AM
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While this is an amazingly silly question I'll answer it.

YES, you very much should support the CRPA, especially if you enjoyed Freedom Week.

Why do I say that, because I know very well what is going on with the CRPA given that I sit on the Board of Directors and am Chairman of the Communications and Technology Committee.

The CRPA is committed to fighting for our 2A rights, ALL aspects of our 2A rights and that means having a full time lobbyist in Sacramento, bringing forth thought our litigation to stop or overturn bad laws (not just rushing to be 'first' with questionable lawsuits to enhance fund raising or making big noise on social media), engaging in outreach to bring new people in to the shooting sports, working with pro 2A LE to give a louder voice in Sacramento and work on better CCW procedures and more.

Yes, the CRPA had some issues several years ago, and in those years all of the personnel involved have been removed, the structure of both the Board and the Org has been revamped and the CRPA today is nothing like the CRPA of several years ago.

Back then I was removed from the Board because I and a few other stood against the policies and personnel that were dragging the CRPA down.
When I was asked to return to the Board after the housecleaning it took a lot to convince me it was worth it, I'm still on the Board because I am convinced that the changes have made a better, stronger and more committed CRPA.

So now it's my turn to ask questions.

Are you a CRPA member? If not what are you doing to further 2A rights?

Like Calguns the CRPA is not a singular individual or Board it is the sum of it's members and while the Board can and does do a lot it can not do it all. The members need to be involved, engaged and take action themselves.

Unless you're just looking to pay $35 for a membership expecting to just sit back and hope your yearly dues pay for someone else to fix everything for you and then complain when that doesn't work.

There are plenty of '2A orgs' who will take your money and promise you exactly that, it doesn't matter if they can not and do not fulfill that promise because they already have your money.


ETA: OP looking at your signature you are an NRA Life Member.
You are aware that the CRPA is the Official NRA State Affiliate for California correct?
Nearly all of the NRA efforts in California are run through the CRPA and our CRPA lobbyist works hand in hand in Sacramento with the NRA State lobbyist every day.

Thank you Mr. K!!!
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Old 12-01-2019, 9:53 AM
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I was a member for a year but started reading some negative news about the organization. I am once again considering supporting CRPA but do not want to waste my money. So fellow gunners, what do you think?
I've been supporting CRPA for years both with $$$ and personal involvement in several of their lawsuits. They are are a great organization that is fighting FOR YOU!!

Rather than making a YES or NO decision based on what someone wrote in a forum or newspaper article, get involved, advocate, and volunteer. Make your own assessment based on YOUR experience and then decide if they are worthy of your support. I think you'll find that they are more than worthy.

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I was a CRPA member for many years. Not any more. I'll start supporting CRPA again just as soon as they respond to their actions in the Riverside County Sheriff election. They supported the the anti 2A candidate (Sniff) and refused to answer any questions about it. Several people even asked Chuck Michel directly of Facebook and this site and no one from CRPA would answer any questions.

I don't think it's asking too much to explain why the group chose to support one candidate over another. The lack of transparency makes me wonder what is going on in the background because it appears they did not have the best interest of the citizens of Riverside County in mind.
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Old 12-04-2019, 9:46 AM
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On the Sniff support, I'd suspect you will not get an answer. I asked about umpteen times and got back nothing but silence.

Interesting that a number of Calguns members, some still here, endorsed Sniff for sheriff following a lunch with Sniff and the NRA representative. After a day or 2, they changed their endorsement to a so-called recommendation...not sure of the difference but probably less complaining from rational Calguns members if Sniff back-slides on his promise for easy CWL issuance if reelected.

After the election, Sniff continued with a number of asinine requirements for a CWL, well above and beyond if he were really shall-issue.

Damn straight we stopped our contributions...we probably would have continued had we received a straight answer. The internet or media rep that posted here on behalf of the CRPA was about as useful as mammary glands on a wild boar.


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I was a CRPA member for many years. Not any more. I'll start supporting CRPA again just as soon as they respond to their actions in the Riverside County Sheriff election. They supported the the anti 2A candidate (Sniff) and refused to answer any questions about it. Several people even asked Chuck Michel directly of Facebook and this site and no one from CRPA would answer any questions.

I don't think it's asking too much to explain why the group chose to support one candidate over another. The lack of transparency makes me wonder what is going on in the background because it appears they did not have the best interest of the citizens of Riverside County in mind.
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