March, 2018

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes for

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Meeting called to order at 6:30 PM.

Meeting began with the flag salute.


  • New Members – none

  • First Time Attendees – none

  • 13 members and one guest in attendance

Past Meeting Minutes: Read by Jeff Evans and approved by attending members

President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Operating Plan submitted to Forest Service and was signed.

  • Bob met with Yvonne Stockwell (Special Use Officer: Acting), Tricia Maki and Tim Kelly. Bob said the Forest Service is very pleased with what had been done to the range.

  • Public hours have been changed from 8:00AM – 1:00 PM to 9:00AM – 1:00PM.

  • Bob and Jeff met with Nick Berry from Laporte trap machines. Nick walked us through a possible set up for 5 Stand at the range and provided us with another quote for 6 machines. We need to investigate the pull we would have from Bakersfield and Ridgecrest to justify the expenditure.

  • Long time club member Bob Kubisiak passed away. Club should send something to the family. Need to know when services will be.

  • REAL ID Act to take effect October 1, 2020. If it is time to renew your driver’s license, be sure to get a “Federal Compliant” license. Not able to purchase firearms without one.

  • Gun Law Status

  • Assembly Bill 1927, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would direct California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to “develop and launch a secure Internet-based platform to allow a person who resides in California to voluntarily add his or her own name to the California Do Not Sell List.”  For more information on this issue, please read our article Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression.      The bill will next move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

  • Assembly Bill 2103, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal.   

  • Assembly Bill 3, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21 years old. AB 3 has passed the Assembly (under a different subject matter) and has been referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee.   

  • Senate Bill 1200, sponsored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-9), is a place holder bill.  While nothing is specified in the text, the sponsor has been hostile towards constitutional rights and we expect anti-gun legislation to be amended into this bill at any time.  SB 1200 has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee.      

  • Senate Bill 1346, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would expand the current prohibition on “multi-burst” triggers to include bump stocks. SB 1346 has been referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee.     

  • We are expecting the following bills to be amended with ANTI-GUN language: 

  • Assembly Bill 2382, sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), currently pertains to prohibited persons is anticipated to be amended with language similar to AB 1673 (2016), which the Governor vetoed to classify unfinished frames and receivers as firearms.  AB 2382 is pending a committee referral.     

  • Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), currently pertains to publicly funded statewide educational organizations. It is anticipated this bill will be amended to raise the minimum age to purchase a long gum from 18 years old to 21 years old as well as limit long gun purchases to one every 30 days. SB 1100 is pending a committee referral.     

  • Bills to SUPPORT: 

  •   Assembly Bill 986, sponsored by Assembly Member James Gallagher (R-3), would reduce hunting license fees for veterans.  AB 986 was introduced in 2017, has already passed the assembly and is currently pending a committee assignment in the Senate

  • Assembly Bill 1931, sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34), would allow for concealed carry permits to be valid for a period up to five years. Currently concealed carry permits are generally valid for a period of two years.  AB 1931 has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee. 

  • Assembly Bill 1932, sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34), would require the DOJ to furnish the background check report to the licensing authority within 60 days of receiving the fingerprints and fees. Currently, DOJ is not mandated to complete the check within a specified period like many other mandated background checks performed by the state.    AB 1932 has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee. 

  • Assembly Bill 1958, sponsored by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65), would allow the sale of suppressors by licensed dealers and manufacturers to persons or entities outside of California in accordance with federal law.  AB 1958  is scheduled to be heard in the  Assembly Public Safety Committee on March 20.   

  • Assembly Bill 2151, sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray (D-21), would help make hunting more affordable for youths by reducing the cost of certain big game tags for youth hunters.    AB 2151 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on Tuesday March 20. 

  • Assembly Bill 2733, sponsored by Assembly Member Matthew Harper (R-74), would remove the microstamping requirement for new handguns to be eligible for certification to the handgun roster.  AB 2733 has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee. 

  • Assembly Bill 2860, sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72), would repeal the “roster” requirements for handguns to be sold through firearms dealers.  AB 2860 has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee. 

  • Senate Bill 1092, sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38), would allow hunting with suppressed rifles and shotguns.  SB 1092 has been referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee.   

  • Senate Bill 1382, sponsored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-14), would authorize locking a firearm in a toolbox or utility box that is permanently affixed to the bed of a pickup truck or vehicle that does not contain a trunk.    SB 1382 is pending a committee referral.     

  • AB 2067 will require all California public K-12 schools to hire licensed and trained security to protect the children enrolled in their district. Nothing is more important than providing our children with a safe and secure learning environment.

  • Re-Cap

  • AB 857 (the so-called “ghost gun” bill), adopted in 2016 as part of the other “Gunmageddon” bills § 5510. Effective Dates.

(a) An individual who owns a self-manufactured or self-assembled firearm that has not yet been recorded with the Department shall:

(1) Beginning on July 1, 2018, apply to the Department to request a unique serial number to record the firearm with the Department. The individual shall submit an electronic application to request a serial number for the self-manufactured or self-assembled firearm to the Department before January 1, 2019.

(b) As of July 1, 2018, no individual shall manufacture or assemble a firearm unless the individual applies to the Department for a unique serial number prior to manufacturing or assembling the firearm.

The NRA and CRPA attorneys are currently reviewing the proposal, and will soon prepare and submit a comprehensive comment letter. In the meantime, a public hearing on the proposal has been scheduled on March 19, 2018, from 10 AM to 12 PM in the Resources Building Auditorium, located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California.

Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson – As of 3-21-18 there is $34,634.24 in the bank and we have 476 members + life members.

Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller – 8’ x 10 ‘ lean to shed is being donated by Dry Creek Mini Barns and is expected to arrive Friday, 3-23-18. This will be used as a gun cleaning station. Cleaning supplies are needed if anyone has extras they would like to donate.

Anyone interested in becoming a RSO, call Mark Miller. Recruiting e-mail will also be sent out.

Competition Director: Brian Dowd (absent) Information read by Jeff Evans

  • Monthly Competition Shoot fees $5.00 for members $10.00 for non-members. Craig Hayes would like to have competitions changed to Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Will look into have some competitions on Sundays.

  • March 3rd Competition

  • Women Only Pistol Shoot Results: 3 ladies attended with Tina Reese coming in first place

  • Night Time CCW Pistol Results: 3 men attended

  • April Competition – April 7th – Combat Caliber Pistol Shoot (9mm, 40S&W, 10mm, 45 ACP)

  • May Competition – May 5th – 2-Gun Rimfire .22 rifle/.22 pistol

  • May 26th Tactical 3 Gun with a twist. Cowboys versus Aliens.

  • June Competition – June 2nd – Centerfire Pistol

  • July Competition – July 7th – Moving Target Handgun Shoot Will need to work on motor for the track and will use new “shoot, don’t shoot” targets

  • August Competition – August 4th – Aspirin Shoot

  • September Competition – September 1st – Long Range Centerfire riflle

  • September 22nd – Tactical 3 Gun

  • October Competition – October 6th – Zombie Apocalypse Night Shoot

  • November Competition – November 3rd – Annual Turkey Shoot – Paper Targets Only – No Turkeys will be harmed at this shoot.

Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price (absent) Information read by Jeff Evans.

  • Upcomming events

  • April 7th – Dan Patterson Group of about 12 shooters. RSOs on duty – Mark Miller & Rich

Mc Donald

  • April 14th – Mt. Mesa Men’s Club Charity Shoot 4 RSO’s needed. Refresher course needed also for trap house operation.

  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans

  • Upcomming events

  • April 14th – Cowboy Action

  • April 15th – Cowboy Quick Draw

  • Range Maintenance – Brian Dowd

  • Weekly:

  • Dump Trash

  • Replace cardboard on targest stands

  • 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 Talked about melting lead.

Old Business:

  • Lean To” shed adjacent to the maintenace shed for cleaning weapons – Arriving 3-23-18

  • Camping at the range for members and guests – Guidelines are not on our website. Problem with map

  • Create a Tactical Range. Talked about comments made by those that shot the course. Pistol, rifle and cowboy areas will be used for next shoot.

  • Members voted to grant Jim from the Kernville Saloon a life membership. Jim is already a life member.

  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator) at the range – Mark Miller will handle this and give training on using one to RSOs when obtained.

  • Upgrade our First Aid kit at the range Mark Miller & Craig Hayes are working on this. Hank has large ammo box for first aid items and Bob Johnson has a bag that can be used.

New Business:

  • Club Cell Phones

  • One for the Range

  • One for the Chief Range Safety Officer

  • One for Club Point of Contact/Website/facebook/Range Signs

  • Designated from the Floor. Joe Margiotta will look into obtaining phones and service from Cricket.

Wet spot by front gate. Dirt that was put there Tuesday, 3-20-18, was washed away by recent rains. Will move gravel into that area.

Archery lessons are going to be offered. Will be posted on Facebook when date is determined.

Next Meeting:

April 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Kernville Ranger Station

11380 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, CA 93238

Motion to Adjourn: Meeting adjoured at 7:30 p.m.

Kee Johnson