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Assemblymember Brian Jones Promotes Second Amendment Awareness at Gun Club

Photos/Video: Gun rights supporters talk politics and shoot targets.

The smell of gunpowder was in the air Friday afternoon, as supporters of the right to bear arms, led by , gathered for a at the Lemon Grove Gun Club.

Jones said the event was intended to help "spread awareness about the Second Amendment and firearm safety."

The Assemblymember gave a statement about gun rights—specifically about a number of bills that have come before the California State Assembly that he said would curb gun ownership rights. Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, also spoke about protecting Second Amendment rights at a state and federal level.

, including Santee and Ramona, and up until the was on the Santee .

The Gun Club offered attendees a no-cost chance to shoot a .22 rifle at targets or a pump action shotgun shooting at clay pigeons flying through the air. The club gave an in-depth safety briefing beforehand and club members volunteered to supervise shooters.

The event was timed to coincide with Constitution Week—which annually runs from Sept.17 to 23. Assemblymember Jones said the purpose of the event was to "educate his constituents on the importance of the Second Amendment of our Constitution and society."

Jones said he recently spoke on the Assembly floor in defense of Second Amendment gun ownership rights.

Many members of the club came out and shot well, a kid or two partook, many tried a firearm they hadn't used before, and it was one shooter's first time.

Alpine came out to supply some food and beverages for the event.

James Jones September 25, 2011 at 04:57 PM
It seems to me that Democrats favor more gun control and Republicans favor less and it has therefore become a partisan issue.. Jones' mesage seems to be that here are those of us out here that will fight to see that our 2nd Ammendment rights aren't eroded.
tom Comeau September 25, 2011 at 06:18 PM
S'cuse me,,the Constitution is non-partisan, it doesn't give a flying ---- whether you're an ignorant Republican or a naive Democrat.
Doug Curlee September 25, 2011 at 06:19 PM
james.. it has always been a partisan issue..if not politically, then regionally..the east and the northeast generally in favor of gun control.. the south and the west generally against gun control..the midwest generally split.. depends on how you were raised, i suppose.. doug
Ramona Real Estate September 25, 2011 at 07:27 PM
You missed a good event, Dave. My young daughters enjoyed learning about how firearms work and how to safely fire them. We need people in the State assembly that understand what 'Shall not be infringed' really means. In case you haven't been paying attention, there are several laws being connsidered right now whose authors seem to be confused on this meaning.
Ramona Real Estate September 25, 2011 at 07:36 PM
If greater firearm restrictions really worked to decrease crime, New York city and Washington DC should have some of the lowest crime rates in the country. I don't believe that is the case. In San Diego we find the outlying areas have the lowest crime rates where a greater percentage of the population are gun owners. People are safer when the criminals do not know who is armed. I feel safer in the presence of armed citizens.

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