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 […]

Why You Should Vote for Kelly Martinez

I recently posted an article discussing the reasons SDCGO rejected John Hemmerling as a candidate for San Diego County Sheriff.  You can read the many policy issues we have with Hemmerling HERE. Our vetting process led SDCGO to proudly endorse Undersheriff Kelly Martinez for San Diego County Sheriff. Here’s why. I met Kelly Martinez after […]

What’s Wrong with John Hemmerling for Sheriff?

So, what’s wrong with John Hemmerling for Sheriff, San Diego?  The Sheriff’s race is important to San Diego County Gun Owners because of its local impact on the right to bear arms, since the Sheriff is responsible for the County’s policy on concealed carry weapons permits (CCWs). San Diego County Gun Owners was enormously effective […]

A Ray of Hope for California – SB906 dies in committee. The bill was too much even for California legislators.

Miracle of miracles! The politicians in Sacramento finally produced a bill that was so grotesque that even they could not pass it. We’re referring to SB906, the proposed legislation that would have required parents to disclose information concerning their gun ownership to their children’s school. The bill died in committee last week. I wrote about […]

Republicans vs. Democrats on the Second Amendment

The 2022 primary is fairly routine in San Diego with one giant exception.  It is generally accepted that the Republicans are the party of the Second Amendment, and the Democrats aren’t.  The Democrats have earned their reputation, considering the origin of most of the horribly restrictive gun laws in California. The Republican Party, however, hasn’t done […]

Parents, Guns, and Schools – SB906 would require parents that own guns to disclose that information to their children’s school administrators. Is it any of their business?

Here’s yet another great, constitutionally sound idea from our wise and good politicians in Sacramento that will certainly increase public safety and decrease crime. SB 906, the school safety: mass casualty threats: firearm disclosure bill would require parents who own guns to disclose what guns they own, how they are stored, and where they are […]

Where Have All the Real Journalists Gone?

Usually my articles start with fact, the sources to which I link, and move on to my opinion based on those facts. My intent is always to present ideas and inspire readers to explore those ideas and facts and come to their own conclusion. My overall goal is to provide information to as many as […]

Tyranny and the Second Amendment

In America, our system of government is described as being by consent of the people. We elect representatives that in turn make the laws and we as a people agree to abide by those laws. We in effect consent to being governed by those we elect. But is it still consent if the people lose […]

The ATF and National Gun Registration – We’re from the government and we’re here to help

It’s recently come to light that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is maintaining a searchable database of firearm purchase records. Effectively a federal firearms registry. A firearms registry that contains records of over 920 million firearms transactions. A registry that is expressly forbidden by federal law. A registry that is condoned […]

What’s Wrong with Gun Violence Restraining Orders?

A champion of Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), John Hemmerling, is running for the top law enforcement office in San Diego and he is doing it as a Republican.  More often than not, Republicans are pro-Second Amendment and resist overreaching government policies that put gun owners at risk.  But not always. Here are some common […]

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