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 […]

It’s Not Just the Second Amendment Under Attack Today

Most gun owners are aware that the Second Amendment is under constant and vigorous attack. The Second Amendment is under attack from government officials, from well-funded anti-gun groups, from the media, and from the entertainment industry. Even the public education system is decidedly anti-Second Amendment. None of this should come as a surprise. What might […]

Fighting Hoplophobia

The word for today is hoplophobia. Bet you didn’t know that one. Marine Col. Jeff Cooper coined the word in 1962 and defined it as an irrational fear of firearms. You can read Col. Cooper’s thoughts on the subject here. Col. Cooper was a legend in the firearms world and is recognized as the father […]

How Do You Really Fight Back Against Oppressive Gun Control Laws?

Recently 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced his sweeping anti-Second Amendment proposal to be enacted should he become President. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), also a 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful, recently announced her plans for gun confiscation should she win the White House. These senators are both products of states where the rights […]

Gun Prom 2019

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) annual Second Amendment Celebration Dinner, the event affectionately known as Gun Prom. About 600 patriotic Americans attended the event in support of our Second Amendment. This is the fourth SDCGO annual dinner and the third that I’ve attended. It’s difficult […]

California Handgun Roster Redux

It’s time to revisit the California handgun roster. Those not familiar with the roster can find a good overview here. The rest of you know that the roster is an effort by the State to restrict and eventually eliminate the ability of law-abiding citizens to own handguns. The roster has absolutely no impact on violent […]

Are Gun Owners Reaching a Tipping Point?

Some of you may have read “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell. To quote from the Amazon book description “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire”. Americans may be close to reaching a tipping point regarding resistance to oppressive gun control […]

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 […]

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