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 […]

California Ammo Laws – Summer is Coming

Gun owners that pay attention know that some changes in how we buy ammunition are coming in July. In addition to the current face-to-face transaction requirement that has added cost and inconvenience to my online purchases, we can expect the following in July: All ammunition purchases will require a point-of-sale “eligibility check” (background check), a […]

Some Things to Consider Before the Next Mass Shooting

At this point we’ve all heard about the horrific mass murder that took place in two New Zealand mosques. In this case the murderer was a self-proclaimed white supremacist that, in a new twist, live streamed his murderous rampage on the Internet. The reactions were immediate and predictable. The New Zealand government banned semi-automatic guns. […]

Try a Different Grip for Fast, Accurate Shooting

One of my goals for 2019 is to improve my performance in competitive pistol matches. I currently shoot USPSA matches and while I learn something and have fun at each match, I have lots of room for improvement. The goal this year is to become competitive and to that end I’m trying out a new […]

Flee California or Stay and Fight – Who Wins?

People often tell me they are leaving California and moving to “Free America”. They cite a host of reasons mostly related to the impact of our corrupt state government. For gun owners the obvious driving force is the State’s aggressive infringement on our second amendment (2A) rights. I understand this desire to escape but I […]

The Legally Armed Citizen as Good Samaritan – Good Idea?

As more people obtain a concealed carry (CCW) permit, the idea of the Good Samaritan increasingly comes up for discussion. Specifically, as a legally armed citizen, should you get involved in an incident to help a stranger. I’ve written about this subject in the past but it’s worth revisiting. Should you intervene to help a […]

San Diego’s City Attorney Announces her100 Gun Violence Restraining Order?

SDCGO was a part of the story below so check out the video. In less than 2 years Mara Elliot (San Diego City Attorney) has aggressively issued 100 Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO). These are also referred to as "red flag laws". In California the way it works is if someone has some reason to be concerned about a gun owner, they can get the guns taken away from the gun owner until the gun owner can prove they are not a danger to anyone. 

Red Flag Laws – The Most Dangerous of the Gun Control Laws

Most knowledgeable people (e.g. people who pay attention) understand that gun control laws don’t increase public safety or reduce crime. That’s not the intent of people that create them. Gun control is used primarily for political power and control. The end game is to completely disarm the American people. You can fill in for what […]

Violence of Mind – A Book Review

I recently read Violence of Mind by Varg Freeborn. Anyone who chooses to take responsibility for their own safety and for that of their family has an obligation to educate himself or herself. Violence of Mind offers insight into how violent predators work. That insight can be helpful to anyone interested in avoiding an encounter with such […]

The Banning of Standard Capacity Magazines – To What End?

A favorite tool of anti-second amendment (2A) politicians is the standard capacity magazine ban. Notice I didn’t say “high capacity” magazine ban. Making up definitions like “high capacity” is also a common tactic of the anti-gun crowd. Remember the extremely successful (and made-up) “assault rifle”term. A fifteen round magazine would be considered standard capacity for […]

Gun Owners: Stop Looking for a Safe Space

In December 2018, SDCGO made a fun video for Christmas about the importance of activism. The video inspired me to go deeper into why activism for the Second Amendment in California is so important. It’s important to the entire nation and not just those of us living behind enemy lines. Daily some message board or […]

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