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  • Reply to: Usama bin Laden is dead   6 years 8 months ago

    Very well said Ty, and I must agree 110%. Thanks for saying it.

  • Reply to: Anti-Gun Bills Passed California Senate Public Safety Committee   6 years 8 months ago
    California: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee This Week
    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6711

    Please contact members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees Today!

    On May 2 and May 4, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will be hearing anti-gun bills that will have major implications for California gun owners and sportsmen if passed and enacted. Senate Bill 124 would ban virtually all handgun and rifle ammunition and cartridges. Assembly Bill 144 would ban open carry of firearms. Assembly Bill 809 would require long gun registration.

    The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to hear SB 124 this Monday, May 2 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 4203. Introduced by anti-gun extremist state Senator Kevin De León (D-22), SB 124 would create a broadly expanded and technically flawed definition of handgun ammunition which would encompass virtually all rifle cartridges. It would also ban the possession of many types of rifle cartridges and make it a felony to possess them. SB 124 doesn’t stop there, it could also ban virtually all non-lead ammunition used in California by reclassifying them as “armor piercing.” If enacted, this bill could result in a complete ban on hunting in the California condor zone where the use of lead ammunition is prohibited for hunting. This bill has enormous ramifications for California gun owners and sportsmen.

    If this bill did not already make owning a firearm difficult, an amendment was added by the bill sponsor to further add more problems for gun owners. SB 124 would also require the registration of ammunition and the banning of mail-order ammunition.

    Call and e-mail members of the Senate Appropriations Committee TODAY urging them to OPPOSE SB 124. Contact information for the Senate Appropriations Committee can be found here.

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee is expected to hear AB 144 and AB 809 this Wednesday, May 4. AB 144 is just another bill to further stifle law-abiding gun owners from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Introduced by anti-gun Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-44), AB 144 would change the state’s gun laws and prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying an unloaded handgun openly. It is currently legal to carry an unloaded handgun into most public places within the state, including restaurants and malls, but if approved, AB 144 would make it a misdemeanor to carry an unloaded handgun in public under most circumstances.

    Introduced again by F-rated Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-42), AB 809 would establish a state registration system, similar to the one currently in place for handguns, for all newly-acquired rifles and shotguns. Under AB 809, the make, model and serial number of the firearm as well as the identifying information of the purchaser would be recorded and kept on file by the California Attorney General’s office.

    Please call and e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE AB 144 and AB 809.

    Felipe Fuentes - Chair Democrat-39 District
    (916) 319-2039 Assemblymember.Fuentes@assembly.ca.gov

    Diane L. Harkey - Vice Chair Republican-73 District
    916) 319-2073 Assemblymember.Harkey@assembly.ca.gov

    Bob Blumenfield Democrat-40 District
    (916) 319-2040 Assemblymember.Blumenfield@assembly.ca.gov

    Steven Bradford Democrat-51 District
    (916) 319-2051 Assemblymember.Bradford@assembly.ca.gov

    Charles M. Calderon Democrat-58 District
    (916) 319-2058 Assemblymember.Calderon@assembly.ca.gov

    Nora Campos Democrat-23 District
    (916) 319-2023 Assemblymember.Campos@asm.ca.gov

    Mike Davis Democrat-48 District
    (916) 319-2048 Assemblymember.Davis@assembly.ca.gov

    Tim Donnelly Republican-59 District
    (916) 319-2059 Assemblymember.Donnelly@assembly.ca.gov

    Mike Gatto Democrat-43 District
    (916) 319-2043 Assemblymember.Gatto@assembly.ca.gov

    Isadore Hall III Democrat-52 District
    (916) 319-2052 Assemblymember.Hall@assembly.ca.gov

    Jerry Hill Democrat-19 District
    (916) 319-2019 Assemblymember.Hill@assembly.ca.gov

    Ricardo Lara Democrat-50 District
    (916) 319-2050 Assemblymember.Lara@assembly.ca.gov

    Holly J. Mitchell Democrat-47 District
    (916) 319-2047 Assemblymember.Mitchell@assembly.ca.gov

    Jim Nielsen Republican-2 District
    (916) 319-2002 Assemblymember.Nielsen@assembly.ca.gov

    Chris Norby Republican-72 District
    (916) 319-2072 Assemblymember.Norby@assembly.ca.gov

    Jose Solorio Democrat-69 District
    (916) 319-2069 Assemblymember.Solorio@assembly.ca.gov

    Donald P. Wagner Republican-70 District
    (916) 319-2070 Assemblymember.Wagner@assembly.ca.gov  

  • Reply to: Why I am dedicated to protecting my 2nd amendment rights...   6 years 8 months ago

    FYI that is the same Chuck Schumer (D-NY) smirking at her. He has since sponsored legislation to ban firearms as "assault weapons," to ban hunting, recreational, practice and defensive ammunition as "armor piercing," and to impose a waiting period on handgun sales. He is also a member of Congress who most seeks publicity for himself on gun-control issues.

  • Reply to: Why I am dedicated to protecting my 2nd amendment rights...   6 years 8 months ago

    That is probably the best speech I have heard for our 2nd Amendment right. Should be played on TV as a public service message.

  • Reply to: Why I am dedicated to protecting my 2nd amendment rights...   6 years 8 months ago

    I must admit I have watched that clip more than 10 times. It never gets old. Is should be 2nd grade requirement. The best part is:

    The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting, Its about all of our rights, to be able to protect ourselves from all of you!

    as she is pointing up at the Senate counsel. 

  • Reply to: Your back-up gun choice...   6 years 8 months ago

    Kahr is a great choice. Mine is a PM9. Slightly on the pricer side of CCW weapons. IMO it is a great gun. Smoothest out of the box trigger. No stacking, no creep. It is a long +6lb pull (which I think is good in a carry weapon). The reset is all the way back out at the start of the travel. It is exactly the opposite of my IDPA gun.  It has gone bang every time I pull the trigger no matter what I feed it. Carry in a Micro-tuck from cross breed holster. It disappears on my large frame. (fat guy). Just my thoughts.  

  • Reply to: Your back-up gun choice...   6 years 8 months ago

    First off, I"m assuming your referring to concealed carry. I carry a S&W 3913, or a S&W 642. The 3913 I carry on a belt holster as it is too large to carry anyplace else. The 642 I carry on a belt holster, but it can also be carried in a pocket holster, depending on the pants being worn. It's only a 5 shot, but dang, I don't have plans on getting into a gun battle. I also have a Ruger LCP in .380 that my son recently gave me. I have not yet had the opportunity to put it on my permit, but will do so shortly. This is the perfect pistol, in my opinion, for those times when even the 642 is too large to conceal. It slips into a "wallet" holster, goes in the back pocket and just looks like I'm carrying a wallet there, as most men do. Again, I'm not planning on getting into a gun battle, I just have the weapon for self protection. Most times the use would be in close, and the .380 is fine for in close work. Again, my opinion. Oh yea, I don't carry a "backup" gun. That is for the cops who worry about getting in prolonged gun battles.

  • Reply to: Southwest Regional Results are in...   6 years 8 months ago

    Dang, too bad I wasn't there, you would have felt like the speed champ of all time. Ha Ha Ha

  • Reply to: Southwest Regional Results are in...   6 years 8 months ago

    Thanks Lynn.  It was quite a day.  We were on a star studded squad too.  We had John Bagakis (Match Limited Champion) and Rich Wolfe (match Open champion) plus several other Smith and Wesson Team shooters on our squad.  Sometimes it was tough watching them do what they do and shooting right after them....Plus there was this Rudy Project Team shooter named Brian that kept beating me left and right.  Being a mere mortal, I could not go even close to their speed!

  • Reply to: Southwest Regional Results are in...   6 years 8 months ago

    I'd just like to say congratulations to Brian, Mark, Steve and Mark. They represented our club well and did well. Congratulations Gentlemen!

  • Reply to: May IDPA Classifier Match.   6 years 9 months ago

    That is sure a great video of a master shooting the qualifier. I've watched the video and read the stages from the rule book at the same time. It sure give me some real food for thought. I hope I can put some of the hints too good use. And the link to the tips for a better score was invaluable. I wish I had read that and viewed the video before I shot it the first time. Thanks for posting them. Great stuff.

  • Reply to: New to IDPA & NVSA   6 years 9 months ago

    Karl.

    Glad to hear you might give it a go next month. Remember next month is a classifier. Here is what a Master level shooter does the classifier. Classifier is a great match that uses all disciplines. However some (like me) do not like shooting all disciplines. Great skills builder without moving targets.

     

     

    Now don't freak out. The above video is of a Master shooter. That is the best of the best.

    Here is a great dry fire video. Gives you an Idea what a classifier is from the shooters point of view.  

     

     

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