October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Meeting called to order at 6:29 PM at the Kern River Valley Gun Range classroom (with lights) and began with the flag salute.



  • New Members
  • First Time Attendees – Charles Seamount and Kris Wilber (Seamount)
  • Guests –Pinky Lee and her friend, Don

17 Members in attendance


Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for September 29, 2019.  Approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

Toys for Tots event was held on September 28, 2019.  Event organizers were happy with outcome.

  • 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.
  • 2019 Operating Plan Approved by the Forest Service
  • 2019 NRA Final Report is due November 1st. Reactive Targets – Complete. Running Man Target System – Complete.
  • NRA Grants Submitted:
    • Improve electrical service to the range (SCE).
    • Electrical run to trap range, cowboy range, training room and camping area. Need quotes from electrical contractors.
    • HESCO barriers between rifle and pistol range and between pistol and cowboy range.
    • MT2 lead abatement and berm rehabilitation.
    • Youth/Women’s 20 gauge shotguns/.22 rifles, archery equipment and targets.
    • 5 Stand shotgun course.
  • Gun Laws
    • Governor Newsom Signed Anti-Gun Anti-Hunting bills into law:
    • 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 $18,815.69.

Total income:  $1,022.68.  Total expenses:  $454.27  Membership at 603 + 60 life members

Membership for 2020 at 7


Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller advised Joe Price is going to start taking 2 weeks off each month.  Will indicate on schedule who will be working the trap range on Sundays.  A training for the trap range will be on November 16th at 0930 for those RSO’S interested in operating the trap range.

The new RSO’S in training are working out really well.


Competition Director: Terry Thompson

  • October 5th Centerfire rifle from bench. Any sights. Paper targets 200-300-400-500 yards. 5 shots on each target. Three people attended.  1st Place – Terry Thompson, 2nd Place – Dennis Veale and 3rd Place – Jim Hunt    This was the end of this year’s competitions.
  • 1st Place – Terry Thompson, 2nd Place – Dennis Veale, 3rd Place – Jeff Evans, 4th Place – Kevin Hinkle, 5th Place – Frank Llanes   Plaques will be obtained from Raymond’s Trophy Shop.
  • 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)  50/50 split between winner and club.
  • November 23rd Turkey Shoot will be held Saturday, November 23rd between 0830 and 1030.

.22 weapons and ammo will be furnished.


Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price said there has been a few shooters coming out. He has been coming out on Fridays to do weeds and rake broken birds.
    • Upcoming Events
      • Southfork Foundation – Proposed for Nov 9th.   RSO’S needed from 0800 – 1400 hrs.

Mark Miller and Rich McDonald will be unable to work.    



  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
    • Upcoming Events:
      • SUNDAY November 10th – Cowboy Action


  • Range Maintenance – Tim Scrogham advised no electrical bids were received.

More damage was done on the cowboy range – several holes shot in the wood protecting the running man apparatus.  Also damage to the AR550 steel targets.  Tim asked for suggestions for stopping the damage.  Possibly installing cameras.  Another suggestion was to use the donated oxygen tanks as targets and throw them away when they are damaged.

Range rules sign is being repaired.

Park Rangers have been using the range and are very happy with the facility.  They bring their own targets and use our stands.  Clean up nicely when finished.

We are in need of cardboard for targets.  2’ x 2’ minimum.


  • 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 October 30th at the Range 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Ventana Wildlife Society will provide One (1) free box (20 rounds) of centerfire ammunition per person per calendar year. Website:  https://www.ventanaws.org/ammunitihtml
    • PROCESS:
    • Email Mike Stake (nonlead@ventanaws.org) 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 (nonlead@ventanaws.org) 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:

  • Decided to have the Whiskey Flat gun raffle and a booth in front of the Saloon in Kernville. Gun decided on is a 17HMR rifle.  Should be able to purchase gun for under $500.00.
  • Discussion about winter, long sleeve t-shirts for RSO’S. More discussion to follow.
  • Had a vote on increasing next years dues to $45.00. Majority voted to increase.  Will vote again next month.  Next year dues beginning August 1 through September 30 will be $25.00.  Can start accepting dues for the following year beginning October 1st.
  • Las Vegas Shot Show, January, 2020. Jeff Evans & Tim Scrogham will attend.  Club will reimburse them for lodging and fuel.
  • Pink hats were sold and a donation will be made to breast cancer awareness. (100% of proceeds)  Discussion about getting more pink hats for next year and a raffle of a pink gun for breast cancer awareness.


  • Nominations for next year’s Executive Committee:
  • President – Jeff Evans
  • Vice President – Rich McDonald
  • Treasurer – Bob Johnson
  • Secretary – Kee Johnson
  • Chief Range Safety Officer – Mark Miller


Next Meeting:

Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Vote in next year’s Executive Committee)


6:30 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238


Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM

Kee Johnson



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