May 2018

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Meeting called to order at 6:30 PM and began with the flag salute.  16 members in attendance.



  • New Members – None
  • First Time Attendees – Guy Kerley


Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the minutes with one correction to the REAL ID ACT – Need passort or birth certificate, Social Security card, CCW permit or some type of bill that shows your residential address, not a post office box for renewing driver’s license.  Minutes approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Range maintenance – Notice will be sent to all members asking that everyone pick up your own brass.
  • Gun Law Status
  • Senate Bill 1487, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), would prohibit the possession of certain African species of wildlife.  The true goal of the bill is to ensure that a lawful U.S. hunter is not allowed to bring home a hunting trophy—even though the animal was legally taken and the hunter has the approval of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Assembly Bill 2382, sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), 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 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 barrels, ammunition feedings devices and upper receivers.
  • Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would place further restrictions on law abiding citizens by expanding the current one gun a month restriction for handguns to include all guns and raises the purchase age for long guns to 21.
  • Senate Joint Resolution 24, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would urge the Congress of the United States to reauthorize and strengthen the federal “assault weapons” ban and would urge Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the federal Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. It would additionally call on the California Public Employee’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to engage with companies that produce or sell firearms and determine a method for those companies to withdraw from the sale or production of firearms, or produce a plan for CalPERS to divest its holdings from those companies. The reauthorization of an “assault weapons” ban would burden the self-defense rights of law-abiding Americans without meaningfully addressing the problems it’s purportedly designed to address, it would not impact overall gun death rates, and there is no evidence it would prevent mass shootings.
  • Senate Bill 1311, sponsored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-8), would create the annual sportsman’s license that affords the holder of the license the same privileges as the annual hunting and fishing licenses as a single license. SB 1311 would help generate participation and encourage the next generation of sportsman conservationists by providing a convenient and economical way to secure the necessary licensing for hunting and fishing activities in the Golden State.
  • 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.”
  • Assembly Bill 2670, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Kiley (R-6), would require, rather than authorize, the director to establish 2 free hunting days per year one in the fall and one in the spring, no later than July 1, 2019.
  • Bills Passed
  • Assembly Bill 2888, sponsored by Assembly Member Phillip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters 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 right without due process and not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.
  • 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.
  • Senate Bill 1346, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would expand the definition of multiburst trigger activators to include bumpstocks or bumpstock attachments.


Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave report as of 5-24-18.  There is $24,792.26 in account.  Income was $1120.00.

Expenses was $2,797.46, which included $1,285.00 for Automated External Defibrillator.  Membership is at 522 + 43 life members


Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller brought the Automated External Defibrillator and showed a short video on how to use it.  Additional training will be give to all RSO’s.  The AED will be installed in the office, which it was on 5-25-18.  Mark donated a CHP Blow Out bag which has necessary first aid items for a gun shot wound.  He will also have another bag which will contain additional first aid items.  Both will be kept in the office and maintained by him.

RSO’s need CPR recertification.  This will be done later in the year.  Still need more RSO’s.  Contact Mark if interested.

Talked about electrical project.  Currently have 100 amp.  Will probably need 200 amp or more.   Will need to borrow metal detector to map out existing underground wiring.


Competition Director: Brian Dowd

  • May Competition – May 5th – 2-Gun Rimfire .22 rifle/.22 pistol – Dennis Veale – 1st Place with 7 shooters
  • May 26th Tactical 3 Gun with a twist. Cowboys versus Aliens. Starts at 8:30 AM
  • June Competition – June 2nd – Centerfire Pistol
  • ½ mile shoot – June 16th
  • July Competition – July 7th – Moving Target Handgun Shoot
  • August Competition – Asugust 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 Needs RSO’s for June 10 & 17.  Mark will do the 17th.  Will need to purchase targets and ammo in July.
  • Upcoming events
  • September 29th – Toys for Tots Charity Shoot
  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
  • Upcoming events
  • June 9th – Cowboy Action
  • June 10th – Cowboy Quick Draw
  • Range Maintenance – Brian Dowd
  • Weekly:
  • Dump Trash
  • Replace cardboard on targest stands
  • Pick up brass – Shouldn’t have to if everyone picks up their own
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – Paint steel targets
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month – Rake Trap Range
  • 4th Tuesday of each month – Remove lead from berms Previously a lead soil sample was taken every 5 years.  Checked with Forest Service and they only need one now when lease is issued.  Shouldn’t have to do one again for about 18 years but still have to remove lead from berms.  Recycling company in Bakersfield will give us 10 to 12 cents for lead without any rocks in it.  Lead melting needs to be done in cooler weather.


Old Business:

  • Club Cell Phone purchased for $30.00 but didn’t work. Returned and waiting for replacement.  Service will be $30.00 a month
  • Create a Tactical Range – On Hold


New Business:

Discussion about sign in books.  Guest of member signs members book.  Paying public signs guest book.

Range opens at 9:00 AM.


Next Meeting:

June 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Kernville Ranger Station

11380 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, CA 93238


Motion to Adjourn: Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM


Minutes by Kee Johnson