Weekly Email 4/8/21: Connecting is more important than ever
Connecting is more important than ever
Weekly Email 4/8/21
In this email...
Connect with Other SDCGO Members!
Two Important Votes in San Diego This Week
Mark Your Calendars for our April Events!
March Activist Update!
Throwback Blog: “Shall Not Be Infringed” – What Does That Really Mean and is the Government Already in Violation?
Win a Gun by Having Fun!
SDCGO Shooting Socials (sold out through August)
Connect with Other SDCGO Members!
If you're an SDCGO member, make sure you check out our chat channels!
SDCGO has a lot of ways to connect with other members and staff of SDCGO. We pride ourselves in being accessible! Did you know that we have our own private channels? It is only available to members of SDCGO and easy to use.
Have a question about something gun related? Want to get more involved? Just looking to go to the range with people? Like to chat about guns and gun stuff?
All conversations are private and cannot be found on the internet. It is a private chat channel just available to SDCGO members.
Sign up for SDCGO’s chat page (hosted on RocketChat) by visiting chat.sdcgo.org. If you do not have your login information, use the "Forgot your password" option.
We look forward to connecting with you!!
Two Votes in San Diego This Week
Two votes happened earlier this week that you need to be aware of.
San Diego County. The County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 for a resolution supporting California style, anti-gun legislation being proposed by Congress and President Biden. The non-binding resolution was proposed by Supervisor Lawson-Remer. Supervisors Fletcher and Vargas voted for it. Supervisors Desmond and Anderson voted against it.
If passed and signed by Biden, all 50 states will be required to have the same universal background checks, wait period, and ban on most semi-automatic rifles as California requires. In addition, there will be requirements to pay for expensive insurance and get a psychological examination to own a gun.
The City of San Diego. The San Diego City Council surprised everyone with a vote to raise fees on gun shops and ranges, but exempt everyone else. The City of San Diego forces the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to run a money-grab scam. The SDPD is forced to inspect certain types of businesses like massage parlors, strip bars, and gun shops. The SDPD isn’t doing anything of any substance, and gun shops are already thoroughly inspected by the California’s Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This inspection by the SDPD adds nothing but fees. Most cities in San Diego County, most cities in California, and most cities across the country have no requirement, process, or procedure for local police departments to inspect gun shops.
Today, the San Diego City Council voted 8 to 1 to waive those fees for every type of business except gun shops. This was proposed by newly elected, anti-gun Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera (District 9). The lone vote against targeting gun shops was from Councilman Chris Cate (District 6). Thank you Councilman Cate for your vote and for keeping SDCGO informed.
SDCGO counsel is reviewing the vote and will take action swiftly.
Elections have consequences and we are seeing the consequences of November’s election. It is extremely important that you join San Diego County Gun Owners today. If you need to renew your membership, please renew it today.
Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to San Diego County Gun Owners and the Second Amendment community in general, it's super easy and fun. You spend a few hours at your local gun shop (admit it, you do that anyway!) and talk to people about how important it is to fight for your gun rights, and how SDCGO is accomplishing that.
Plus... we have an exciting new incentive program starting in 2021! Every shift for which you volunteer and work will earn you an entry into our quarterly drawing for A GUN!
Sign up for shifts today on our volunteer page. Check back often as we continue to add more dates.
Already a member and need to update your information or credit card?
If you're a new shooter who is interested in an informal shooting experience, our Shooting Socials are a great way to dip your toe in the water!
For just $50/person, we can give you a safe, fun, safe, and educational first-time shooting experience. You will get:
1. One-on-one mentoring with an experienced volunteer 2. Safety briefing in a classroom 3. 2 Hours of range rental 4. Gun(s) to learn with 5. 50 rounds of ammunition 6. Paper target(s) 7. Eye protection 8. Ear protection
Sorry, we're sold out through August! But keep checking back for more dates to be added soon!