Gun Owners of California:
A Message from H.L. Richardson, for NRA Members
We have the best research on candidates because our staff is highly professional and blessed with years of experience. I served in the State Senate twenty-two years until I left to devote my time and experience to the pro-gun movement.
We don't spread our money around in $500 increments to safe incumbents and then claim victory once they are re-elected. In fact, it is our express policy that we don't give a dime to incumbents for re-election. We believe loyalty can't be bought and once tried, you are always vulnerable to the highest bidder.
We find and then elect pro-gun candidates who are sound on our issue, candidates we can trust and who have the ability to hold the office we help them win. We specifically look for candidates who will work with us help other pro-gunners get elected once they themselves are in office.
We look for those who are about to retire or leave office, then we zero in on these districts to make sure the primaries produce pro-gun candidates.
We participate in both parties, Democrat and Republican. To date, we have had more success with Republicans but our strength is growing among Democrats.
We are patient. We know the fight won't be won or lost over one election. We intend to be around until our gun rights are secure, and then we will practice "eternal vigilance."
The leadership in Gun Owners are all hunters, shooters, and personally involved in the fight for our rights. We also love this great state and hate to see the liberals and the anti's running our state government. We intend to do something about it.
We are also not Pollyanna's or unrealistic idealists. We know we are in for a long tough fight and, in order to win, we need a much larger membership. We are not in competition with the NRA but are allies. We encourage our membership to support them as well. We know there is no way we can win on all fronts with just one organization, no matter how great it may be.
The problem in California is not that we have too many pro-gun groups! We welcome any group that wants to help in the fight to preserve the 2nd Amendment. Common sense tells us there is strength in numbers. There is plenty of room - and frankly plenty of as yet untapped pro-gun resources - to sustain the NRA, GOC, and the other solid pro-gun organizations in California.
Membership in both the NRA and GOC is a small price to pay for freedom . . . don't you agree?