Orange County Gun Owners (OCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsement for a “YES” vote for the upcoming California gubernatorial recall election.
“We are not endorsing a candidate, but we are supporting a yes vote on removing the current governor,” said Schwartz. “We are encouraging everyone to commit to show up to vote and make sure everyone you know does the same.”
First-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is the most anti-Second Amendment governor the state has ever endured. Newsom is responsible for the success of Prop 63, which created a poorly run ammunition registration program. Newsom has also signed into law SB 61 which bans adults under 21 from purchasing firearms, AB 879 which requires going through a firearms dealer to buy gun components, AB 1297 which increased fees on carry permits, and AB 893 which bans gun show gatherings at the San Diego-based fairgrounds.
Newsom is facing a recall election after more than 2.1 million signatures were collected on recall petitions from registered California voters. The election is scheduled for Sept. 14, although ballots are expected to arrive in mailboxes to every registered voter starting the week of Aug. 16.
Names of more than 40 candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, will appear on a ballot that will ask voters to answer only two questions: First, should Gov. Newsom be removed? And, second, who should replace him? “The second vote will count only if a majority votes ‘yes’ on the first question,” said Michael Schwartz, executive director, SDCGO, on behalf of OCGO.
While every U.S. state has a Second Amendment PAC, along with several nationwide gun rights PACs, OCGO is strictly local, countywide Second Amendment advocacy organization providing news and information on new gun laws and expanding, along with expanding and restoring Second Amendment rights. OCGO sponsored events include gun safety classes, small gun shows, sporting clay shoots, social gatherings and pistol, rifle and shotgun experiences taught by professional instructors. For more information, visit www.Orangecountygunowners.com.