Sept. 2019 Meeting Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Meeting called to order at 6:22 PM at the Kern River Valley Gun Range classroom and began with the flag salute.


  • New Members – 0
  • First Time Attendees – Tracy Brown

Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for August 22, 2019.  Approved

President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Reports and evidence of alcohol being consumed at the range on the firing line. This is a safety violation, not only to our Range Rules, but to ALL shooting organizations.  Discussion regarding how to handle this situation.  Poker chips are being placed on target stands and stands are being damaged – another violation of range rules.
  • 2019 Operating Plan Approved by the Forest Service Also approved are any 2020 grant assets
  • 2019 NRA Final Report is due November 1st. Reactive Targets – Complete. Running Man Target System – In Process.
  • NRA Grant Writing Time Applications must be submitted by Oct. 23, 2019.
    • Improve electrical service to the range ($20K).
    • Electrical run to trap range, cowboy range, training room and camping area. Awaiting quotes from electrical contractors.
    • HESCO barriers between rifle and pistol range and between pistol and cowboy range (~$38.500 + $15,000 to remove tires.)
    • MT2 lead abatement and berm rehabilitation (~$46.5K).
    • Youth/Women’s 20 gauge shotguns/.22 rifles (~$5K).
    • 5 Stand shotgun course (~$20K).
    • Archery targets and equipment. Archery storage container (20 foot).
    • Other suggestions??
  • Gun Laws
    • The California Legislature has adjourned the 2019 session resulting in the final passage of AB 12, AB 61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172 which are now eligible for Governor Newsom’s consideration.
    • Assembly Bill 12, would extend the duration of California’s “gun violence restraining order” law from one year to a period of up to five years. Meaning a person could be prohibited from owning and possessing firearms for five years at a time without ever being adjudicated as dangerously mentally ill or convicted of a crime.  ​
    • Assembly Bill 61,would expand the list of those eligible to file “gun violence restraining orders” beyond the currently authorized petitioners, which include immediate family and law enforcement.  The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months.  GVRO’s can remove a person’s Second Amendment rights, not based on criminal convictions or mental health adjudications, but based on third party allegations, often without due process until weeks after a person’s rights have been suspended.​


  • Assembly Bill 879, would require precursor firearms parts to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases. It would further create a registry of these parts and a new crime for transfer of precursor parts without the involvement of a licensed precursor parts dealer to anyone under 21 years of age or prohibited from owning firearms. Precursor parts include items such as unfinished frames and receivers.
  • Assembly Bill 893, would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar fairgrounds located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association on and after January 1, 2021.
  • Assembly Bill 1254, would prohibit the ability to hunt, trap or otherwise take a bobcat except in specified circumstances including depredation permits.
  • Assembly Bill 1297, would remove the maximum fee a local authority can charge on the concealed carry permit application.
  • Assembly Bill 1669, would raise the fees paid by consumers when purchasing firearms. The DROS account has generated a massive surplus at times, so much so that tens of millions of dollars that have been utilized to fund other DOJ programs, including a $24 million dollar loan to the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) just a few years ago. This legislation appears nothing more than an effort to put more cost constraints on gun owners to foot the bill for the massive cost pressures the legislature has put on DOJ in recent years including ammunition background checks and long gun registration.
  • Senate Bill 61, as amended would expand California’s existing one handgun a month law to also apply to handguns or centerfire semi-automatic rifles, with limited exceptions. Further the bill expands the prohibition on acquisition of firearms by a person under 21 years of age by eliminating the existing exception for 18-20 year-olds with a valid hunting license.
  • Senate Bill 172, would expand California’s existing storage laws and includes harsh penalties, such as a 10 year ban on firearm ownership. ​​

Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $18,247.24.

Total income: $1,259.76   Total Expenses:  $9,810.50    Membership at 592 + 60 life members

Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller advised he gave an RSO class on 9-14-19.  We have 3 new RSO’S in training.  There will be a check list to fill out for RSO’S who work with the trainees.  Dan Patterson was also certified during this class.  A generator for the classroom was donated by EPSI Electrical Company.  Volunteers needed to work the Toys for Tots event on Saturday, September 28, 2019, beginning at 0900 hours

Competition Director: Terry Thompson

  • August 31st – 3 Gun Competition. 1st place – Jeff Evans, 2nd place – Mark Miller, 3rd place Dennis Veale.
  • September 7th Centerfire rifle/centerfire pistol. 1st place – Jack Kerba, 2nd place – Frank Llanes, 3rd place Tracy Brown.
  • October 5th Centerfire rifle from bench. Any sights. Paper targets 200-300-400-500 yards. 5 shots on each target.
  • October 26th Zombie Apocalypse Night Shoot. Rifle at 50 yards, Pistol at 7 – 15 yards.
  • November 2nd *Poker Shoot* Rimfire rifle / pistol, any sights. Playing cards at 25 yards, 7 rounds minimum. (Non-points event)  Winner splits the pot with the club.

Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price – absent
    • Upcoming Events – Toys for Tots – September 28th
  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
    • Upcoming Events
      • October 12th – Cowboy Action
      • October 13th – Cowboy Quick Draw
    • Range Maintenance – Tim Scrogham
    • Waiting on two bids for electrical work, including trenching or using poles
    • Waiting on two bids for repair/redo of range rules sign. Received one for $270.00  Joe Margiotta would also like to submit a bid.
      • Weekly:
        • Dump Trash
        • Replace cardboard on target frames
        • Pick up brass
      • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – Paint steel targets
      • 2nd Tuesday of each month – Rake Trap Range
      • 4th Tuesday of each month – Remove lead from berms

Old Business:

  • FREE Lead Free Ammo
    • Ventana Wildlife Society will provide One (1) free box (20 rounds) of centerfire ammunition per person per calendar year. Website:
    • PROCESS:
    • Email Mike Stake ( Ventana Wildlife Society
    • Indicate your choice of caliber (and product and grain if you wish to specify).
    • Scanned copy of driver’s license as proof of identity and age
    • Scanned completed form (attached)
    • Ventana Wildlife Society will conduct a Standard Ammunition Eligibility Check (and cover the $1 cost) using your scanned driver’s license.
    • All transfers must be signed for by the recipient. At the time of pick-up.
    • For reloaders one 50-round box of bullets:
    • Email Mike Stake ( Ventana Wildlife Society
    • Indicate your choice of caliber (and product and grain if you wish to specify).
    • Your name and current shipping address
    • An attached scanned copy of your driver’s license.

New Business:

  • None

Next Meeting:

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (Nominate next year’s Executive Committee)

6:30 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238


Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM                                                            Kee Johnson 9-28-19
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