OCGO Activist Update!!
The Recall is ON!!
Orange County Gun Owners Recommend “YES” Vote On Governor Recall
Orange County Gun Owners (OCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsement for a “YES” vote for the upcoming California gubernatorial recall election.
We are not endorsing a candidate, but we are supporting a yes vote on removing the current governor,” said Schwartz. “We are encouraging everyone to commit to show up to vote and make sure everyone you know does the same.”
First-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is the most anti-Second Amendment governor the state has ever endured. Newsom is responsible for the success of Prop 63, which created a poorly run ammunition registration program. Newsom has also signed into law SB 61 which bans adults under 21 from purchasing firearms, AB 879 which requires going through a firearms dealer to buy gun components, AB 1297 which increased fees on carry permits, and AB 893 which bans gun show gatherings at the San Diego-based fairgrounds.
Newsom is facing a recall election after more than 2.1 million signatures were collected on recall petitions from registered California voters. The election is scheduled for Sept. 14, although ballots are expected to arrive in mailboxes to every registered voter starting the week of Aug. 16.
Names of more than 40 candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, will appear on a ballot that will ask voters to answer only two questions: First, should Gov. Newsom be removed? And, second, who should replace him? “The second vote will count only if a majority votes ‘yes’ on the first question,” said Michael Schwartz, executive director, SDCGO, on behalf of OCGO.
While every U.S. state has a Second Amendment PAC, along with several nationwide gun rights PACs, OCGO is strictly local, countywide Second Amendment advocacy organization providing news and information on new gun laws and expanding, along with expanding and restoring Second Amendment rights. OCGO sponsored events include gun safety classes, small gun shows, sporting clay shoots, social gatherings and pistol, rifle and shotgun experiences taught by professional instructors. For more information, visit www.Orangecountygunowners.com.
#NotMeOC Is Taking Off!
  • For Women, by Women!
  • Our experienced Ambassadors are ready to assist with:
  1. Choosing and purchasing a firearm
  2. Finding the right training
  3. Getting a Concealed Carry Permit
We look forward to hearing from you! For more information and to sign up, visit www.ocgunowners.com/notmeoc
Meet A #NotMeOC Ambassador
Meet Heather Hawke:
NotMeOC Project Manager
Biologist /Key Account Customer Care all things Retail & Foodservice for a Network of Food Safety & Testing Laboratories by day!   
Favorite Firearm:
I can’t choose just one! Handgun favorites include: Sig Sauer P238, CZ 2075 RAMI, & Springfield 1911 MC Operator 
Why Firearms:
Learning to safely use, handle, and understand the workings of firearms gives one the experience & ability to be confident in their skills and empower them to protect themselves & others. They are a useful tool for protection, hunting, and also a challenging sport/hobby as well.
Firearms Fitness Background:
Coming from OH with hunters in the family, I was around firearms at a young age and taught to handle & respect them. I did witness some instances in my teens where there was a lack of respect for them, which actually pushed me away from firearms for a long time.
However, a date night to the gun range a few years ago gave me a renewed interest & appreciation for them. After that I was committed to becoming a gun owner and learning more about their various uses. Being a mountain biker and trail runner as well, I am often in small groups or solo in remote & urban locations which got me thinking about personal safety and the importance of a CCW.
I quickly realized navigating gun ownership in CA is challenging with the various laws and processes. Being a female, I noticed that there were even less resources for women in the industry and want to help facilitate change. I have become much more involved in the firearms community locally, and also helped female friends gain more knowledge about firearms, becoming gunowners themselves, and applying for their CCWs.
I am continuously learning through training practice through local ranges and instructors, and encourage others to do so. Practice & proper training builds confidence & skills needed to properly handle & manage firearms.  
OCGO Monthly Meeting Reminder!!
We are thankful to Artemis Defense Institute for hosting this month’s OCGO meeting (www.artemishq.com). Scheduled for Wed, Aug 25th at 6PM, we’ll be serving light snacks and spending time catching up with members and non-members alike. At 6:30 we’ll begin our program which includes a guest speaker, San Clemente Mayor Pro Tem / City Council member, Gene James.
Mayor Pro Tem James was instrumental in getting San Clemente Declared Second Amendment Freedom City. Come hear the “how” and the “what this means” to our county and our state.
Time for our OCGO 2A Discussion!!
We have a special guest this month, none other than #NotMeOC’s lead ambassador Heather Hawke. She’s highlighted above in this week’s email. Tune in to OCGO’s Facebook page at on Wednesday, August 18th, at 7:30PM PST for a live conversation and Q&A!!
Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions
Orange County Gun Owner’s board members Sonny Saenz, Lucas Mather, and Evan Wang were present at the recent auction hosted by Carol Watson.
Through the hard work and continued communication by Lucas, the three were able to secure a table and represent OGGO in a huge way. The event was attended by over 100 people looking to buy some very unique and rare weaponry.
Great work and awesome display for our PAC.
For more info on Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions, visit: www.cwocauctions.com
Are you a member yet? We need help here in Orange County. With a recall happening now and an election year right around the corner, you can bet OCGO is working hard to be your Second Amendment voice. But we cannot do it alone! Join today by clicking the link above.
Find us at www.orangecountygunowners.com and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OCGunOwners
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960 N Tustin Street #339, Orange, CA 92867
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