There are so many pro-second amendment organizations in California, that it is sometimes difficult for the average Californian to figure out which groups to support. After all, average Californians like me have only so much money to spread around. It’s important to know which groups actually fight the fight and which are too small or too poorly equipped to get the job done. It was with those thoughts in mind that I spent some time interviewing Rick Travis, Executive Director of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. There were several things that jumped out at me during the interview. Here they are in no particular order:
- California gun owners don’t vote. They need to.
- Folks who want to keep their rights in general are often divided when it comes to which specific rights to fight for.
- There are between eight and ten million gun owners in California. If they all joined the fight, we could easily restore firearms rights that have been lost and make California a very second amendment friendly place.
- Many California gun owners do not fit the stereotype that is often applied to supporters of the second amendment.
- The California Rifle and Pistol Association is fighting for the rights of Californians on many fronts, some of which I was not aware of.
I found the interview to be very informative. It left me impressed by the work that CRPA does on behalf of California gun owners. Many of the myths that I had adopted as truth were dispelled. In fact, I think I’m going to buy myself a California Rifle and Pistol Association membership for Christmas. How about you?