June Meeting Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Saturday, June 29, 2019


Meeting called to order at 10:04 AM at the Kern River Valley Gun Range classroom and began with the flag salute



  • New Members – Denis DePierro
  • First Time Attendees – 4 – Patrick Laughlin, Steve Kelly, Doug Rudolph and Roy Bartlett


Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for May 23, 2019.  Approved


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Submitted the 2019 Operating Plan to Joey Martin (Special Use Permit Administrator).
  • Mesa Men’s Club Trap shoot was held June 8th Thirty shooters.  Wes Mercer shot 44.
  • Poll on facebook regarding increase in membership dues to $45. 82 to 21 in favor of the increase.  Vote at Annual meeting in November.
  • Added “Donation” feature to our website.
  • Board elected to keep Public Shooting rifle/pistol price at $5.00 per person; Competition entry fee at $5.00 per person; Increasing non-member use of the Archery range to $5.00 per person (from $4.00); and Trap fees are $5.00 per round of 25 for members and non-members alike (was $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members).
  • Approved by the Forest Service to pour a pad to make the ramp to our new Club House/Training Facility wheelchair accessible.   Thanks to Heinz, Rich, Bob, Tim and Mike.
  • Gun Laws
  • As of July 1, 2019, statewide Lead-free hunting goes into effect. The non-lead ammo requirement includes hunting on public land, private property and licensed game bird clubs, and applies to rifles, shotguns, pistols and muzzleloaders in any gauge or caliber for the take of any legal species. The non-lead ammo requirement extends to the legal take of nongame birds and mammals and includes firearms used for depredation to take species causing property damage.  The requirement does not apply to hunting with pellet rifles. Since pellet rifles are not classified as firearms, the use of lead pellets is allowed. Lead ammunition is allowed for target shooting where that activity is permitted.
  • On Monday, July 1, California’s Ammunition Background Check Requirement law takes effect. Originally enacted in 2016 as part of Proposition 63 and Senate Bill 1235, the new ammunition background check requirements will generally require anyone purchasing or receiving ammunition at a firearms dealer or ammunition vendor to first undergo a background check prior to receiving any ammunition.
  • Assembly Bill 893, would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar fairgrounds located in the 22ndDistrict Agricultural Association on and after January 1, 2021.
  • 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 1297, would remove the maximum fee a local authority can charge on the concealed carry permit application.
  • Senate Bill 61, would expand California’s one handgun a month law to apply to all firearms. Further, this legislation was amended to prohibit the sale of centerfire semi-automatic rifles to persons under 21 years of age except in narrow circumstances.
  • Senate Bill 120would expand the penalties for violations of California’s transportation laws, including in vehicles or on a person. The penalties include a 10 year prohibition on firearm ownership.
  • Senate Bill 172, would expand California’s existing storage laws.
  • 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 mentally ill or convicted of a crime, but based on third party allegations.
  • Assembly Bill 61, would expand the list of those eligible to file “gun violence restraining orders” 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 Second Amendment Rights, not based on criminal convictions or mental adjudications, but based on third party allegations often without due process until weeks after a person’s rights have been suspended.​  AB 61 passed the Senate Public Safety Committee and has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • Senate Bill 220, would further increase the mandatory storage and security requirements for licensed firearms dealers. California already has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding how dealers must store and secure firearms.  This bill simply places more costs and mandates on law-abiding business owners. SB 220 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be sent to the Assembly floor.



Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $29,135.22.

Income: $1,364.43   Expenses:  $17,834.36   Membership at 543 + 59 life members


Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller advised the CPR class has been postponed until later this year.  Check your CPR/First Aid cards.  If expired, don’t wait for Mark’s class.

Some RSOS have not been showing up for scheduled assignment.  He will start calling you during the week that you are scheduled to work on Sunday.  Always looking for more RSOS.  Call Mark if interested.  Will try to do a pistol course next month.  Discussion about having range open on Sunday’s of holiday weekend such as Memorial Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.  It will be open if we have volunteers who are willing to work.


Competition Director: Terry Thompson

  • June 1st Rimfire semi-auto rifle, any sights, off hand. Steel targets at 10 – 25 yards. 50 rounds minimum. Frank Llanes 1st Place
  • June 15th 3-Gun Competition – Jerald Evans 1st Place
  • July 6th Single or double action revolver iron sights. Paper targets at 25 yards. 50 rounds minimum. NOT timed event. Accuracy shoot.
  • August 3rd *Aspirin Shoot* Rimfire rifle / Centerfire rifle, off the bench. Aspirin at 50 yards / 100 yards. 10 rounds minimum, each rifle. You may compete with either or both rifles.
  • September 7th Centerfire rifle/centerfire pistol. Steel rifle targets at 100/200 yards, 10 rounds, steel pistol targets at 7-25 yards. 60 rounds minimum. Timed event.
  • October 5th Centerfire rifle from bench. Any sights. Paper targets 200-300-400-500 yards. 5 shots on each target.
  • November 2nd *Poker Shoot* Rimfire rifle / pistol, any sights. Playing cards at 25 yards, 7 rounds minimum. (Non-points event)


Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price Needs new lock on his container.  Old lock is worn out.  Six keys needed
    • Upcoming Events
      • Toys for Tots – TBD
    • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
      • Upcoming Events
        • July13th – Cowboy Action
        • July 14th – Cowboy Quick Draw
      • Range Maintenance – Tim Scrogham
        • 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
        • Maintenance Plans:
          • Installation plan for the moving target system in the rear of the Cowboy Range. Piers are in.  Need 3 20 foot “wide flange” beams.  Available at B&D for $390 + tax.
        • Youth Summer Safe Shooting Program – Lori Miller
          • 3rd Weekend in August? Not the 3rd weekend in September because that is opening of deer season, Same format as the Girl Scouts. Rifle training only.  Possibly 4 hour class.  One hour of actual shooting.  Parent must be present.  Jeff will check on “First Shot Program” for supplies and information.


Old Business:

  • Due to abuse (not cleaning up brass, shooting facades and wood barriers) the Cowboy range is closed to all members and guests unless you obtain board member approval prior to using the area. Signs were put up and removed by a member and have been put up again.
  • Proposed 2020 Grants for:
    • Electrical run to trap range, cowboy range, training room and camping area.
    • Hesco barriers between rifle and pistol range and between pistol and cowboy range (~$30K).
    • MT2 lead abatement and berm rehabilitation (~$20K).
    • 5 Stand shotgun course (~$20K).
    • Youth/Women’s 20 gauge shotguns/.22 rifles (~$5K)
    • Archery targets and equipment. Archery storage container (20 foot).
  • Joe Margiotta – submitted membership application revision.
  • RSO form needs to be revised to include credit cards. Tim Scrogham to handle.


New Business:  None


Next Meeting:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

6:30 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238


Meeting adjourned at 11:45 AM


Kee Johnson