San Diego County Board of Supervisors to BAN Target Shooting On Federal Land in San Diego
On October 9th at 9am, the County Board of Supervisors will vote to ban shooting on federally owned land under the ridiculous guise of "fire safety". We need you to attend the meeting on Tuesday, October the 9th and make the statement that you oppose the banning of shooting at the Donohoe Mountain and Pink Gate areas. We also need you to call each super visor and to tell them you are opposed.
What is the Board of Supervisors?
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is made up of 5 elected people and acts much like a city council, but for the entire county. They are especially involved in making decisions for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
How do I call them?
Here are the phone numbers for each of the 5 County Board Members. Please call each and say, “I am calling to tell you I am opposed to your efforts to ban shooting near the Donohoe Mountain and Pink Gate areas”. If they try to transfer you around, tell them to please take a message, tell them your message, and ask them to repeat it back to you.
Greg Cox – 619-531-5511
Dianne Jacob – 619-531-5522
Kristin Gaspar – 619-531-5533
Ron Roberts – 619-531-5544
Bill Horn – 619-531-5555
Is this happening because of the anti-gun crowd?
Kind of, but not the usual Brady Org or Moms Demand Action groups. These are people who just don’t like the shooting sports and are using “fire safety” as a way to take your rights away. Keep in mind, all 5 County Board members are Republicans. This is why SDCGO is non-partisan. There isn’t a Democrat within a mile of this issue. If you believe the rhetoric, an all Republican Board should never even consider this measure. But…here we are.
Who is the biggest threat on the Board?
Dianne Jacob is the Supervisor in east county and she is championing this. A group of extremist, anti-gun, environmental types have her wrapped around their finger. Dianne, for years, has made a lot of noise that she is pro Second Amendment. I have tried to work with her on a number of things and her noise is just noise. She won’t help the local ranges. She wouldn’t help with CCWs. And she won’t back down from banning shooting.
She lied and told me that the local gun clubs wants to ban shooting on public lands because it is good for them to have more members. The local clubs are NOT in favor of this ban at all.
Dianne is the worst on this issue, but the entire Board is going to be a challenge. It will be nice when Dianne is termed out in 2020.
Has there ever been a fire there?
For centuries there have been fires all over the county and were caused by nature or human activity. They (Dianne) wanted this ban before it happened, but yes, a year ago there was a small fire close to the Pink Gate area. There were witnesses that say target shooters started the fire. They were NOT in a shooting area and were NOT following the rules and there is no proof it was shooting that caused the fire. Within days and well before the investigation concluded, Dianne issued a statement asking the federal government to ban shooting.
When I spoke to her and her office about it…she doesn’t care about facts. She just wants to ban shooting before she leaves office.
Has anyone offered to help with maintenance and fire prevention?
YES! Mike Johnson from SD Must hosts clean-up events in these areas. He even provided a string of emails showing that months before the fire, Mike warned the BLM that the grass was getting bad in the area where the fire happened. He offered to clean the area up FOR FREE!!! His email was ignored and when Dianne saw our smoking-gun email, she didn’t care.
If it is federal land, why can a County Board control what happens there?
Apparently, there is an old memo of understanding between the federal government (BLM) and San Diego County. Basically, it states that the feds will follow what the county says in matters like this.
What can be done to help?
Call each of them.
Vote for our endorsed candidate for County Board Jim Desmond this November.