Kern River Valley Gun Association
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Meeting called to order at 6:30 PM at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce building and began with the flag salute.
- New Members – None
- First Time Attendees – None
Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minute for 8-23-18. Minutes approved.
President’s Report: Jeff Evans
- Grant writing time. Deadline Oct. 24, 2018. Jeff will be putting in grant requests for the following items:
- Running Man Target
- Bay walls in Cowboy area (HESCO or DefendCell/GeoCell
- Concealment Barriers for Competitions
- Archery Targets and Equipment
- ~ 60 Adventure Girl Scouts from San Diego Rifle and Trap shooting will be coming to the range next year, possibly April 7 or May 4th, 2019 and June 25, 26 or 27, 2019.
- Gun Law Status
- 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. To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
- 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. Signed into law by Gov. Brown.
- 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.To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
- 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. To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
- 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. To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
- 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 To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
- 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. To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO
Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson read the treasurer’s report. Club has $21,383.17. Income: $444.00
Expenses: $796.20. Membership at 578 + 45 life members. Bob made note of error made in last month’s report.
Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller discussed the procedure to become a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. He spoke to the intructor. Total cost will be $100.00 for the pistol course. On-line class is $25.00.
We currently have 15 “certified” RSO’S and 3 additional in training.
Saturday, 9-29-18, Toys for Tots event will start at 0900. Trap shoot will be up to 100 birds, poker shoot will be with .22 lever action rifles. Will need 3, 10-22’s and 2 lever action rifles. Will need a 20 gauge and 2, 12 gauge shotguns. Also need 410 ammo and gun. Cowboy quick draw will also be set up. We will collect for quick draw and poker shoot.
Competition Director: Brian Dowd – absent Jeff Evans gave the report.
- August Competition – August 25th – Aspirin Shoot
- Jim Hunt 1st Place Rimfire – 50 Yards
- Frank Llanes 1st Place Centerfire – 100 Yards
- September Competition – September 1st – Long Range Centerfire rifle – Terry Thompson 1st Place
- September 22nd – Tactical 3 Gun – Louie Garcia 1st Place
- 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.
- Shotgun Group – Joe Price
- Upcomming events
- September 29th – Toys for Tots Charity Shoot – he is ready
- Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
- Upcomming events
- 13th – Cowboy Action
- 14th – Cowboy Quick Draw
- Range Maintenance – Brian Dowd – absent
- 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
- Tee shirts and Hats – Still need to contact vendors
- Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Affiliate – Still woking on it
- Create a Tactical Range – Last shoot was put on by Brian and Dennis using the pistol, rifle and cowboy ranges. This worked out well and at the present time we see no need to create a separate tactical range.
- We need to have a merchant account and Square Account using the previously purchased Cricket phone.
- When information is posted about the competitions, the course description needs to be briefly described and the amount of ammunition that will be needed for the event needs to be included.
- Next Meeting:
October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM Nominees for Next Year’s Officers
Kernville Chamber of Commerce
11447 Kernville Rd.
Kernville, CA 93238
Meeting adjourned at 7:27 PM.
Minutes by Kee Johnson