CRPA Needs Volunteers at the Upcoming Raahauge’s Shooting Sports Fair
May 31, June 1-2, 2013
CRPA is recruiting volunteers for two booths which we manned last year.
BOOTH #1 – is on the outside of the show near the entrance and this is the main CRPA Booth selling memberships and merchandise. Over the three days there are a total of 20 shifts (actually 10 two-man shifts and most are 2-hour shifts). On Friday, May 31st, the show opens at 12 Noon and closes at 6 PM, on Saturday, June 1, the show opens at 10 AM and closes at 6 PM, and on Sunday, June 2 the show opens at 10 AM and closes at 5 PM. CRPA Staff will set up and tear down the booth. Please let me know all the shifts you can cover over the three days… and if we have enough coverage (multiple volunteers for the same shift), we’ll schedule you in such a way as to NOT exceed two shifts each. We will provide you lunch and also you get into the show for free. Continue reading
YOU ARE THE CALIFORNIA GUN LOBBY! BE PROACTIVE AND GET INVOLVED
CRPA Appreciates your support!
CRPA needs your help with the following bills. Don’t forget to spread the word to fellow firearms owners and sportsmen; SHARE THIS ALERT with anyone who can help our cause.
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD AT THE STATE CAPITOL.
Call, write, and/or email.
Please contact the members of the appropriate committees listed below.
- State that you are a member of CRPA
- Be professional and courteous
- Be concise
- State what the issue is
- State your concerns
- State what action you are requesting
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that some senators and assembly members try to reject your contacts if you are not from their district. Sometimes legislator’s websites require that you enter a local zip code in order to email their office. Please don’t be deterred by their attempts to silence you! Let them know that you have the right to contact them and that you will continue to contact them when there is a Second Amendment or hunting rights issue pending before the legislature. IT IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD – DON’T BE SILENCED!
OPPOSE THE FOLLOWING BILLS PENDING IN THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SUSPENSE FILE.
Thanks to the loud opposition voiced in your emails, calls, and letters, the following bills are now held in suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
We need to make sure all of these bills stay in suspense and don’t get a chance to make it to the Senate Floor for a vote in the coming weeks! Please help by letting the Senate Appropriations Committee members and your Senator hear your opposition.
SB 47 (Yee D) Firearms: assault weapons. OPPOSE. Proposes a ban on semi-auto firearms equipped with bullet buttons.
Senator Leland Y. Yee
Phone: (916) 651-4008
SB 53 (De León D) Ammunition: purchase permits. OPPOSE. Proposes to require purchasers to obtain an annual permit, issued by the Department of Justice, to purchase ammunition and limit purchases to face-to-face transactions, which would ban mail order and internet sales of ammunition.
Senator Kevin deLeon
Phone: (916) 651-4022 Continue reading
In light of the recent increase in applications for firearm purchases as well as the reshuffling of personnel, the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has become severely backlogged in conducting background checks and issuing various licenses and permits. Turnaround times for Personal Firearms Eligibility Checks and Law Enforcement Gun Release Applications, along with common background checks for firearm acquisition, are seeing unprecedented delays.
The licenses and permits delayed include dangerous weapons permits, certificates of eligibility (“COE”), large-capacity magazine (LCM) permits, entertainment firearms permits, and centralized list of firearm dealers permits. Currently, the DOJ is issuing temporary permits to avoid any lapses in the renewal of licenses and permits.
Because of the flood of calls concerning these delays, DOJ has stopped answering its phones. There is a recorded message informing licensees and permitteees that it may take up to eight weeks in processing any renewals. Generally, DOJ does not send out renewal notices until 30 days before the licenses or permits are set to expire.
All federal firearms licensees and permittees should review their permits and licenses for the expirations dates. Licensees and permittees should have any necessary supplemental paperwork prepared up to two months before filing a renewal. Once the renewal notice is received from the DOJ, the necessary paperwork should promptly be submitted to ensure that there will be no lapses in any licenses or permits. If a license or permit has expired and no renewal license or permit has been sent, make sure that you have a valid temporary license or permit from the DOJ in the meantime.