August Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Meeting called to order at  6:30 PM at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce building and began with the flag salute.  12 members in attendance.



  • New Members – None
  • First Time Attendees – None


Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for 7-26-18.  Minutes approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Tee Shirts and Hats- Inventory is almost depleted. New ideas:  Variety of colors:  red, black, blue and gray.  Also add flag and crossed guns on sleeves.
  • Range Gate was left open. Received a call from someone that works out that way and noticed the gate was open and there was no one at the range.  Always lock the gate after entering uless a competition is going on.
  • ~ 60 Adventure Girl Scouts from San Diego Rifle and Trap shooting will be coming to shoot in April 2019 and June 2019. Girls will shoot trap (25 shots/25 birds) and 50 rounds of .22.  Two 410’s and 2 20 guage shotguns are needed to use.  Six RSO’S will be needed.  Charge will be $17.50 per girl.
  • Gun Law Status
  • Assembly Bill 986, sponsored by Assembly Member James Gallagher (R-3), would reduce hunting license fees for veterans. – FAILED
  • 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.  – FAILED
  • Assembly Bill 2697 Increase waterfowl habitat. PASSED
  • Assembly Bill 2805 Changes to pig hunting regulation. Under current law, a wild pig tag or depredation permit is required to hunt these pigs. By changing the status of wild pig to an “exotic game mammal”, AB 2805 will streamline the process to harvest these invasive animals requiring a stamp instead. PASSED
  • 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.  AB 2103 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Senate floor.
  • 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 eligible for a vote on the Senate floor
  • 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. AB 2888 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Senate floor.
  • Senate Bill 1311, create a combined fishing and hunting license. – FAILED
  • Senate Bill 221, sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-11), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace located in District 1-A on and after January 1, 2020. SB 221 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 8 and is eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor. PASSED
  • Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would raise the minimum age to purchase a long gun from 18 years old to 21 years old.SB 1100 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor.  PASSED
  • Senate Bill 1177, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase and the dealer delivery of any type of firearm within any 30-day period.  SB 1177 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor PASSED
  • 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.SB 1487 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Senate floor. PASSED


Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson read the treasurer’s report.  Club has $21,735.37.  Income for the month was $1,0678.00 and expenses were $3,000.79 which included $1,699.87 for trap range supplies.


Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller

  • Youth Rifle Safe Handling and Shooting- Five boys came for the .22 shoot which was expertly handled by Dennis Veale while several other RSO’S observed. Ammo and certificates were provided.
  • Sportsman’s Swap Meet – Also held on same day as the youth rifle shoot (8-18-18) Good turnout.
  • Course to become a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor – Instructor will come up here to teach the class. Sign Up sheet passed around and will also be posted at the range until next meeting.  Would like to have class in October.


Competition Director: Brian Dowd

  • August Competition – August 25th – Aspirin Shoot Brian apologized for forgetting this 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 – Cleaning Up as always. Yardage marks have been repainted.
  • Upcoming events
  • September 29th – Toys for Tots Charity Shoot – Forty Two people have signed up.  Seven RSO’S are needed.  Jeff & Bob will handle the fast draw.  Two are needed for the poker shoot and 3 are needed for the trap shoot.
  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
  • Upcoming events – Cancelled due to several people being out of town.
  • 8th – Cowboy Action
  • 9th – Cowboy Quick Draw
  • Range Maintenance – Brian Dowd – Please come out and give us a hand on Tuesdays 8:00 – Noon.
  • 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:

  • Create a Tactical Range – On Hold
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program – Jeff Evans is still working on this. As of September 4, 2018, 1911’s come up for sale by lottery and auction.  You must be CMP certified for this.


New Business:

Whiskey Flat meetings have started.  Terry Thompson is putting his truck in the parade with a gun club sign on it.  We will probably have a booth in front of the saloon again.  Gun raffle?  Are they illegal now?  Jeff will check on this.


Next Meeting:

September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Kernville Chamber of Commerce

11447 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, CA 93238


Motion to Adjourn:   Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.


Minutes by Kee Johnson