Weekly Email 08/04/2022: Have you ordered your OCGO Merch yet? Welcome to all things August!
And some other pretty important news:
THIS WEEK AT OCGO
I’m sending the below to make sure you saw this because it’s critical we step up and fight back against the DOJ.
Just weeks after we filed a Public Records Act demand with the Department of Justice to get more information about their massive gun owner data leak, we got our response: AG Rob Bonta and Gavin Newsom would rather hide than be held accountable.
“In response to a PRA request, the Department may withhold certain records when the public interest served by not disclosing the records clearly outweighs the public interest,” they wrote.
This means we have to prepare to fight back.
It’s CRITICAL that Gavin Newsom and AG Rob Bonta are held accountable for putting targets on the back of gun owners in California, and we have to be ready to fight back when we get our response.
The Department of Justice has an army of lawyers chomping at the bit to fight back and block us from holding their boss accountable, which means it’s even more critical for us to be prepared, and we need to raise AT LEAST another $6500 more to prepare our eventual response.
Volunteer at our next TableTop at Ammo Bros Santa Ana August 6th!
Want to spend you Saturday hanging out at a gun shop with your 2A Community? Sign up for a shift at our next Table Top at the Vendor Expo at Ammo Bros 1554 Brookhollow Dr Ste B, Santa Ana, CA 92705 and help others learn about what the PAC does and encourage them to become members!
When? August 6th 10am – 5pm
You can sign up for shifts for this & other events here:
Members! Would you like to be listed on our website as Second Amendment Supporting Business?
OCGO is in the process of adding a Business Directory to our website that will include/feature local businesses that support our Second Amendment Rights! If you are interested in listing your business on the page and possibly providing a discount to fellow OCGO members(optional) please email us at [email protected] to discuss further!
Endorsements: Do you have any local candidates you want us to endorse or are you a candidate?
Endorsing candidates is an important part of the political process and is a big step towards Orange County Gun Owners’ goal of electing only people who respect our Second Amendment rights.
For OCGO, every day is election season and the next election is always right around the corner. OCGO is a unique political organization because we focus entirely on local Second Amendment issues. Because we are unique, it is important to understand the specifics of who, how, and why we endorse.
OCGO endorses only county and city level candidates. We do not endorse state or federal candidates because other organizations do a great job already and we do not want to duplicate efforts. We only endorse candidates for City Council, School Board, County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, and other local boards like water, fire, etc.
OCGO’s Criteria for Endorsements:
The candidate’s stance on the Second Amendment and Second Amendment issues. Does the candidate oppose gun bans, ammunition registration, and accessory bans? Does the candidate support issuing carry permits for the purpose of self-defense? And will the candidate do more than just say they support the Second Amendment? We want to support people who will actively work to protect and restore our Second Amendment rights.
The viability of the candidate’s campaign. By endorsing a candidate, we are asking our members and supporters to donate money and time to their campaign. Our endorsement is not just a voting guide. We will not ask our members to give time and money to a candidate who does not have the proper infrastructure in place to win or has not done enough to raise the money needed to get their message to voters.
The candidate’s character. Even if a candidate is pro-Second Amendment and has a viable campaign, if they have done something that is serious and verifiable to prove they do not have the character to hold public office, we will not endorse. How can we trust a candidate to do the right thing on the Second Amendment if they cannot do the right thing personally or professionally?
If you have a favorite local candidate or are a candidate, please contact us or email [email protected] We want to make sure candidates get our questionnaire and meet with each candidate. Once a candidate is endorsed, OCGO will encourage our members to volunteer for and donate to endorsed candidates. OCGO spends money on behalf of our endorsed candidates to make sure their voters vote for them.
More Shooting Socials coming up! Join us for some range time!
Education and outreach has been a part of who Orange County Gun Owners is from the very beginning. Our diverse group of volunteers work to expand the shooting sport community and educate the public. For just $60/person, we can give you a safe, fun, safe, and educational first-time shooting experience.
Join us for one of our upcoming OCGO Shooting Socials & bring a friend!
If you have questions about Mentoring or the Shooting Socials, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy discuss!
To volunteer as a mentor for any of the upcoming Shooting Socials please sign up on our Volunteer page!
Note: There is no cost to our mentors to attend
Blog: Not Me Refuse to be a Victim
This is a guest post written by Desi Bergman, NotMeSD Project Manager
As of July 2022, the San Diego Union Tribune reported that the current response time to a Priority One police emergency call in San Diego County is 40 minutes. That’s right, 40 minutes! This means if you are being domestically abused, if your life is threatened, if your child goes missing, or if someone commits a home invasion or home robbery, the police will arrive approximately 40 minutes later. In these examples of Priority One calls, a lot can happen in 5 minutes, let alone 40 minutes waiting for the police to arrive..
Are you a member yet? We need help here in Orange County. It’s election season, and you can bet OCGO is working hard to be your Second Amendment voice. However, we cannot do it alone! Join today by clicking the link above and become a 2A Advocate!
Paid for by Orange County Gun Owners Political Action Committee (FPPC ID # 1397127), 960 N Tustin St #339, Orange, CA 92867, U.S.A., (657) 223-4047