Pro Gun Advocates in California Announce Plans to Recall Several Anti-Gun State Lawmakers

October 24 2013
by GSL Staff
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Flag_of_CaliforniaEveryone keeps saying California gun owners need to do something drastic to help restore their gun rights, which have been largely legislated away in recent years.

Now it appears they are taking drastic steps.

Earlier today, gun rights advocates, along with Tim Donnelly, a Republican state representative, held a press conference on the steps of the California State Capitol building.

According to the SacBee,

“Every single assemblyman and state senator swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution,” Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, told reporters before speaking at the conference. “And when they violate that oath by trying to erase the Second Amendment, then I think we have a duty” to “remove that threat.”

The recall effort, trumpeted during a press conference on the west steps of the state Capitol building, comes after Second Amendment stalwarts successfully recalled two Colorado legislators last month over their votes for tough new gun control measures. Tim Knight, who launched the Colorado effort, spoke in Sacramento on Thursday about a groundswell of popular anger against California’s gun control package, as did Sam Paredes of Gun Owners of California.

Earlier this year the California state legislature passed numerous anti-gun bills. About half of those bills were actually signed into law by the governor.

The California recall effort will target state lawmakers that are seen as weak targets. Senators Norma Torres and Ben Hueso, Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Speaker John A. Pérez are all possible targets for recall.

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