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Welcome to SDCGO’s Blog

Welcome to the San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) new blog page. The purpose of this page is to promote discussion of issues that are of interest to gun owners not only in San Diego County but also throughout California and across America. This page will offer posts written by SDCGO Board members as well […]

The Witch is Dead! – Chipman Nomination Withdrawn

The witch is dead! President Biden has withdrawn David Chipman as his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). After a protracted nomination process, the votes simply were not there to confirm Chipman. Defeating this nomination was a huge win for all Americans. ATF is a highly politicized agency and […]

Biden Administration Says Nyet to Cheap Russian Ammo

The US Department of State has banned the importation of ammunition from Russia beginning on 7 September 2021. The ban will be in effect for at least twelve months. The ban can be lifted at any time after the twelve-month period at the discretion of the Executive Branch. To lift the ban the Executive Branch […]

Guns N’ Moses’s 13th Shooting Social

This is a guest post by Alex Dovgalevsky, Director of Guns N’ Moses, a Jewish Shooting Club. On Sunday, after our club’s 13th shooting social with SDCGO, I took the time to reflect on what happened over the past year. The full experience will be hard to describe in just a few paragraphs, but if […]

CDC Takes Aim at Gun Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was once an agency that the American people trusted without question. I personally have always held that opinion and trusted the CDC as having the last word on public health issues. Events of the last 18 months have drastically changed my view and, I suspect, the same […]

The Best and Worst States for Gun Owners

Guns and Ammo magazine recently published their annual ranking of the best and worst states for gun owners. The magazine has been publishing the annual study since 2013. For those of us immersed in the firearms community the rankings are not surprising. Nevertheless, there is some interesting information in the article. For those without access […]

The Case Against Bump Stocks Is About Much More Than Bump Stocks

In March of 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) took it upon itself to make a certain firearm accessory illegal to sell or possess under penalty of fine and or imprisonment. That accessory is the bump stock. The ATF ruling considers a bump stock a machine gun (absurd?). The maximum penalty for […]

Making a Citizen’s Arrest – A Good Idea?

The citizen’s arrest is a concept most of us are familiar with, probably from TV shows and movies. But is there really such a thing? It turns out that the citizen’s arrest is a real thing and is defined in statutes in most states including California. But is it a good idea for a legally […]

Will Your Carry Gun Work When You Need It?

Will your carry gun work when you need it? Are you sure? Recently I read an article by Greg Ellifritz on the subject. Ellifritz is a retired law enforcement officer (LEO) and is currently an author and trainer. He trains LEOs and civilians through his Active Response Training School. In addition, he writes regularly, and […]

Concealed Carry and Training

Many jurisdictions require a minimum level of training and qualification in order to issue a concealed carry permit. Many do not. California requires eight hours of training which includes passing a fifteen round qualification shoot at the range. There are many good arguments for and against a mandatory training requirement. Where there is little argument […]

Independence Day

It’s the 4th of July, Independence Day. Aside from being one of the few days of the year where I have an excuse to grill burgers and dogs over charcoal, Independence Day celebrates the birth of our nation. It celebrates our declaration of independence from the tyrannical rule of King George III of England. But […]

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