CA 357 asked me to post this information here in the Legal forum for fellow 2A activists who wish to get involved in California.
We stop the eradication of our 2A rights in California by getting actively involved in the political process. Last year, we were only able to stop every single gun control bill in the State Legislature cold because of an overwhelming surge in grassroots activism, largely centered around the Open Carry Movement. The controversy in the press served as method for us to get our message (and therefore, facts and evidence about the benefits of a lawfully and publicly armed general populace) out to the public on a wide scale. This year, seeing the alarming surge in support for our cause, CA's Democrat legislators are pushing back harder than ever, as you can clearly see from the video attached to this Examiner article covering the recent Assembly Floor vote on AB 144, the Open Carry ban bill for 2011.
Impassioned, Portantino And Peers Can't Get Their Facts Straight With AB 144 - Oakland Gun Rights | Examiner.com
If you are in Southern California, then get involved with South Bay Open Carry and get with them for their weekly Open Carry meetups. They are our best resource in SoCal. Feel free to sign the petition against AB 144 found here and spread it around to everyone you know in CA. Last year, we were able to get almost 5,000 signatures before the end of the Legislative session on August 31, 2010. We should easily be able to get more signatures than that this year.
Supporters of Open Carry in California Petition
South Bay Open Carry
And if you want to daily updates about critical 2A developments happening in CA and across the rest of the country, feel free to visit the Responsible Citizens of California website for the very latest news. You can also sign up as a member and weigh in with your own blog posts, videos, photos, and comment as well as post in the forum. Donations are also welcome.
Responsible Citizens of California
And if it is at all possible, then it would be a great help for you to be present at the State Capitol to express your opposition to any and all gun control bills as a private citizen during Committee votes on the various anti-gun bills.
So, as you can see, there is plenty to do to help secure our 2A right in CA. Thanks for your interest and support. We can certainly use your help.
Btw, AB 144 will be heard in the California State Senate Public Safety Committee at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning (6/7/11).
Contact info for the committee members:
I could not find email addresses for the Senators.
**Please call, fax, and email your opposition to AB 144**
Senator Loni Hancock (Chair)
State Capitol, Room 2082, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997
1515 Clay Street, Suite 2202, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 286-1333
Fax: (510) 286-3885
Senator Joel Anderson (Vice-Chair)
State Capitol, Room 2054, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 447-9008
27555 Ynez Road, Suite 204, Temecula, CA 92591; (951) 676-1020
500 Fesler Street, Suite 201, El Cajon, CA 92020; (619) 596-3136
Fax: (951) 676-1030
Fax: (619) 596-3140
Senator Ron Calderon
State Capitol, Room 5066, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4030
Fax: (916) 327-8755
400 N Montebello Blvd, Suite 100, Montebello, CA 90640; (323) 890-2790
Fax: (323) 890-2795
Senator Tom Harman
State Capitol, Room 5094, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 445-9263
950 South Coast Dr., Suite 240, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 957-4555
Fax: (714) 957-4560
Senator Carol Liu
State Capitol, Room 5061, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4021
Fax: (916) 324-7543
710 S. Central Avenue, Suite 310, Glendale, CA 91204; (818) 409-0400
Fax: (818) 409-1256
Senator Curren D. Price, Jr.
State Capitol, Room 2057, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4026
Fax: (916) 445-8899
Admin Office West, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656
Fax: (213) 745-6722
Senator Darrell Steinberg
State Capitol, Room 205, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4006
1020 N Street, Room 576, Sacramento, CA 95814; (916) 651-1529
No FAX numbers known.
Chief Counsel: Alison Anderson
Counsels: Mary Kennedy, Jerome McGuire and Steven Meinrath
Assistants: Mona Cano and Dina Lucero
Phone: (916) 651-4118
Alison Anderson Chief Counsel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Kennedy Counsel Email: email@example.com
Jerome McGuire Counsel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Meinrath Counsel Email: email@example.com
Mona Cano Committee Assistant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dina Lucero Committee Assistant Email: email@example.com
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