Though we lost the bill at the capitol we are not giving up. You can find the CalGuns legal opinion here:

Find and hold your legislators responsible here:

Long gun carry is still legal and so are many other ways to carry handguns if you fall in an exempted situation. Airguns may also be purchased and carried both handgun and long gun styles.

When in doubt there is locked unloaded concealed carry.

Stay tuned for updates and never compromise on our gun rights. Giving up one right will never lead to bettering others it will only open the way to greater impact against our rights.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lives of Equal Value Deserve Equal Protections to Defend Life.

This police chief and gun lobbyist both agree they are equals, why does the California legislators disagree?

All life should have the same value. All people should have the same rights and obligations under the law. Allow the police and the public the ability to work together, keep them equal. Ask your legislators to vote no on AB 144. Find your legislator HERE

Friday, August 19, 2011

We are not equal in California, but we can be.

Most crime and major tragedies in the United States are stopped or intervened in by average citizens, police are regular citizens with the same rights and are accountable to levels equal when it comes to the laws, only on the job they have added protection. Without the people crime would be far worse and police would be ineffective.

In 1992 LA Riots it took 6 days to be brought under control, during this time defense was left to the people. In some jurisdictions in California police can take up to 2 hours to respond, in our area (the Bay Area Northern CA) it can take upwards of 11 minutes from the time of the dialed call to police. In Pleasant Hill during an assault when police were called (assault by anti-gunner against pro-gunner) it took almost 3 minutes to explain to dispatch and a total of 11 minutes for police to arrive, most assaults and crimes happen in far less time than this.

In areas where police have been cut back such as Oakland the residents have been refusing to intervene due to potential retaliatory actions. These areas the police have a very difficult time.

The people must step in and stop cuts to law enforcement budgets as well as have means necessary to protect themselves. Staying alive until police arrive is essential to preservation of life.

During an earthquake our phone lines and police get tied up simple or complex states of emergency you will need the right to be able to carry a firearm to adequately protect yourself and get safely from location to location. This in and of itself should be enough for people to want to protect the right to open carry.

The other reason or purpose to carry for self protection is when an individual is under direct threat of death or duress and it is the only lawful way to carry until a permit may be obtained if you are in a one of the rare counties that issue permits. We have a law that allows us to carry loaded but to risk confiscation and prosecution while that item to protect yourself is needed is an unnecessary risk.

Individuals in witness protection programs in California are unable to buy firearms due to no ability to prove residency. People who file retraining orders for protection in areas of Contra Costa and other counties risk losing their rights to own guns during periods where they need protected most due to mutual orders being issued. The owner of this site has worked with the FBI due to threats and has been denied a concealed weapon from Contra Costa County Sheriff. The stance of the department at the time was one had to be attacked first prior to obtaining the ability to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit.

Right now most counties do not issue permits to those trained. I can attest to the level of training available to the open carry groups and the level most people take. Most the people who carry also care enough to go through training. If an individual is allowed a permit it would still take months to get a permit and cost prohibitive. During an immediate need, time is of essence.

This is your rights to self-defense under fire. Protect it! Help us to defend these rights today, every little bit counts whether involvement, monetary or both. All funds taken in go 100% to lobbying to maintain these rights. There are no admin costs since we are all volunteers.

Please read the other articles on this site for more information. Last year this author researched constantly and wrote more than 350 pages on the topic of open carry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AB 144 is a Law Our Cities and Departments Cannot Afford.

In California we have numerous restrictions on the ability to carry firearms for self-protection. It takes the average open carry advocate 3-6 months to be able to learn and abide by the law.

In other states throughout the United States there are less restrictions and guns are loaded. In the years since open carry has been legal in these states open carry causes no issues for authorities and has not placed the public at risk yet here in California there are accusations that our law enforcement officials have issues and less training. We believe these accusations are false. We believe our officers in California are trained and capable even if our elected officials have less faith in our law enforcement departments.

Training of law enforcement have been ongoing in California as part of standard training in police departments and academies throughout California. This training is ensure the public (including those who exercise their rights to carry arms)remain safe and secure.

AB 144 will require all law enforcement academies produce new training manuals, literature and take the time to train all officers on exemptions of this law. The drafting errors in AB 144 will create a nightmare for those burdened with enforcement of the law and will confuse the public when they continue to see open carry.

Law enforcement departments who are currently trained must now undergo a substantial level of new training and redevelopment of departmental policies. If AB 144 is passed into law it will take 3-4 years to train departments on proper handling of citizens who carry and longer to resolve the series of false arrests that will burden the departments and cities. AB 144 is a law that has no local reimbursements for cities and schools and will create a shift of funds away from resources that are already cash strapped.

Restricting self-defense and tools necessary to defend life places the public at risk in more ways than are currently predicted.

Recent Reason Magazine on AB 144