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) Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 2082, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4009 Fax: (916) 327-1997 District Office 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2202, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 286-1333 Fax: (510) 286-3885 Senator Joel Anderson (Vice-Chair) Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 2054, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4036 Fax: (916) 447-9008 District Offices 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 Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 5066, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4030 Fax: (916) 327-8755 District Office 400 N Montebello Blvd, Suite 100, Montebello, CA 90640; (323) 890-2790 Fax: (323) 890-2795 Senator Tom Harman Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 5094, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4035 Fax: (916) 445-9263 District Office 950 South Coast Dr., Suite 240, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 957-4555 Fax: (714) 957-4560 Senator Carol Liu Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 5061, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4021 Fax: (916) 324-7543 District Office 710 S. Central Avenue, Suite 310, Glendale, CA 91204; (818) 409-0400 Fax: (818) 409-1256 Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 2057, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4026 Fax: (916) 445-8899 District Office Admin Office West, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656 Fax: (213) 745-6722 Senator Darrell Steinberg Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 205, Sacramento, CA 94248-0001; (916) 651-4006 District Offices 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 Room: 2031 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 Nor Cal Open Carry recommends the following web-fax service: 800 Numbers l Toll Free Numbers l Virtual PBX l Virtual Phone System - RingCentral A one page fax typically uses one minute of fax time.