November is right around the corner! Do you have any local candidates you want us to endorse or are you a candidate?
Endorsing candidates is an important part of the political process and is a big step towards Inland Empire Gun Owners goal of electing only people who respect our Second Amendment rights.
For IEGO, every day is election season and the next election is always right around the corner. IEGO is a unique political organization because we focus entirely on local Second Amendment issues. Because we are unique, it is important to understand the specifics of who, how, and why we endorse.
IEGO endorses only county and city level candidates. We do not endorse state or federal candidates because other organizations do a great job already and we do not want to duplicate efforts. We only endorse candidates for City Council, School Board, County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, and other local boards like water, fire, etc.
IEGO’s Criteria for Endorsements:
1. The candidate’s stance on the Second Amendment and Second Amendment issues. Does the candidate oppose gun bans, ammunition registration, and accessory bans? Does the candidate support issuing carry permits for the purpose of self-defense? And will the candidate do more than just say they support the Second Amendment? We want to support people who will actively work to protect and restore our Second Amendment rights.
2. The viability of the candidate’s campaign. By endorsing a candidate, we are asking our members and supporters to donate money and time to their campaign. Our endorsement is not just a voting guide. We will not ask our members to give time and money to a candidate who does not have the proper infrastructure in place to win or has not done enough to raise the money needed to get their message to voters.
3. The candidate’s character. Even if a candidate is pro-Second Amendment and has a viable campaign, if they have done something that is serious and verifiable to prove they do not have the character to hold public office, we will not endorse. How can we trust a candidate to do the right thing on the Second Amendment if they cannot do the right thing personally or professionally?
If you have a favorite local candidate or are a candidate, please contact us or email us at [email protected] We want to make sure candidates get our questionnaire and meet with each candidate. Once a candidate is endorsed, IEGO will encourage our members to volunteer for and donate to endorsed candidates. IEGO spends money on behalf of our endorsed candidates to make sure their voters vote for them.
Blog: Where’s Alec? – The rules for the rich and famous are often different than the rules for others.
by Joe Drammissi
Where’s Alec? In October 2021 in New Mexico while filming the movie Rust, Alec Baldwin shot and killed one coworker and wounded another. His action was almost certainly unintentional, but the result was the same, one person dead, one person wounded. I first wrote about the incident here.
Where’s Alec? The New Mexico Occupational Health & Safety Bureau concluded its investigation and fined the film’s production company $139,793, the maximum allowed by law. The report concluded:
…..the crew of the film ignored multiple industry safety standards for handling firearms on set. The saddest of all was that numerous crew members alerted the producers and director of unsafe working conditions on the day of the incident. Essential safety awareness and firearms best practices could have prevented this tragedy.
Where’s Alec? Alec is moving on with his life. He and his wife are expecting child number seven and Alec is in the UK working on a movie project. Baldwin was quoted as saying “it feels good to be back at work again”. I’ll bet it does.
Halyna Hutchins isn’t moving on with her life thanks to Baldwin. Matt Hutchins is moving on with his life, but without a wife. Nine-year-old Andros Hutchins will be moving on with his life but without a mother…….
Gun Owners Radio: Teaching Women about Guns Across the Nation.
Females are learning firearms for personal defense more and more across the nation. Founder of Legally Armed in Detroit, Rick Ector, has trained women for FREE for the last 11 years. Local firearms instructor, Alisha Curtin also joins the show to talk about her experience as one of the few female firearms instructors in San Diego.
Legally Armed in Detroit
2A News with Gun Owners Radio
How San Diego County Gun Owners is different
What is a Velo Dog Revolver?
Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit, shares what he’s been doing to help women learn how to protect themselves in Detroit. Find out how Rick became a firearms instructor and more about his event. Learn more about the event:
New members who sign up between April 1st and December 31st 2022 will be entered into a drawing, during the month of their sign up, to win* a CCW, CCW Skills Builder or a Personal Shooting Clinic with Defensive Tactics and Firearms.
Thank you to our friends at Defensive Tactics and Firearms and Advisory Board Member: Shane Regan
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Big News – We Just Heard Back from the DOJ!
A few weeks ago, millions of gun owners’ personal data were exposed on the internet, putting a giant target on the back of gun owners statewide.
We took immediate action by kicking off our multi-point plan to hold AG Bonta and Newsom accountable – primarily because we had to!
The mainstream media couldn’t wait to sweep this under the rug, and the anti-gunners in Sacramento certainly don’t want to keep talking about this.
That’s why we filed Public Records Act demands to the Department of Justice to open their doors, books, and emails and give us the information we need to the bottom of the massive gun owner data breach.
We just heard back from the DOJ – and it’s exactly what we’d been hearing from our sources: no.
“In response to a PRA request, the Department may withhold certain records when the public interest served by not disclosing the records clearly outweighs the public interest,” they wrote.
Imagine that – anti-gun Sacramento politicians refusing to be transparent about a massive data breach targeting gun owners.
All of this simply means a legal fight is imminent, and we need to be able to fully execute our plan to hold AG Rob Bonta and Gavin Newsom accountable for their failure to protect our private personal data.
The Public Records Act gives the public the right to access communications, documents, and more about almost anything the government, and it’s our biggest tool other than lawsuits to force them to comply.
Unfortunately, government politicians and bureaucrats do whatever they can to slow-roll or outright deny these requests — particularly when the request seeks information that makes them look bad.
Bottom line: if we have to sue to force them to comply, we will do whatever it takes!
This PRA demand is just one part of our multi-point plan to hold AG Rob Bonta and Gavin Newsom accountable, and it’s well underway – but all of these things don’t come cheap.
That’s why we need to count on your support to expose the truth about the gun owner data breach and hold Rob Bonta and Gavin Newsom accountable.
We cannot let this wanton breach of the public trust go unanswered.
Please — chip in and help us fight back.
A Special Message from the Executive Director
Dear IEGO Members and Supporters,
By now you have heard about the database leak by the State of California. The name, address, and age of everyone who has a California CCW was posted to a California DOJ webpage for the entire world to see.
This is completely and totally unacceptable. Whether it was incompetence or malfeasance, it is horribly offensive. We will do our part as an organization to ensure there is an investigation, people are held accountable, and appropriate lawsuits happen.
I have received more emails, texts, phone calls, and messages about this database debacle than anything ever in the history of IEGO. We hear you, and we are just as outraged.
What can you do now?
While lawsuits and investigations are being coordinated and considered, this is a great time for you to evaluate all that you are doing to remain safe and secure against all attacks. As bad as this is, there are activities people do every day that put them at far more risk of being the victim of crime. Are you doing everything you can do to make sure you and your family stay safe?
Consider security systems and cameras at your house.
Make sure all your virus software is installed and updated.
Consult with security professionals to make sure your home, computer, and business are all protected.
Monitor your credit. One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is to monitor your credit history. To obtain free copies of your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com.
Consider placing a free credit freeze on your credit report. Identity thieves will not be able to open a new credit account in your name while the freeze is in place. You can place a credit freeze by contacting each of the three major credit bureaus:
Place a fraud alert on your credit report. A fraud alert helps protect you against the possibility of someone opening new credit accounts in your name. A fraud alert lasts 90 days and can be renewed. To post a fraud alert on your credit file, you must contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies listed above. Keep in mind that if you place a fraud alert with any one of the three major credit reporting agencies, the alert will be automatically added by the other two agencies as well.
Additional Resources. If you are a victim of identity theft, contact your local police department or sheriff’s office right away. You may also report identity theft and generate a recovery plan using the Federal Trade Commission’s website at gov. For more information and resources visit the Attorney General’s website at oag.ca.gov/idtheft.
There are endless sources, articles, books, and professionals that can give you advice. Everyone’s situation is different, but the worst thing you can do is nothing. The risk of you being targeted due to this CCW data dump by the state is likely to be low, but use this as a catalyst to make sure you are doing all that you should to stay safe. If anything does happen, contact law enforcement and IEGO immediately. We are happy to help in any way we are able.
Together, We Will Win. It is not just our motto. It is how we live. Let us know if you need help.
#NotMeIE is Looking for Ambassadors! Join our August 30th info Session for more info!
Learn more about becoming an ambassador at our info session via Zoom!
The #NotMeIE program is a mentor/mentee referral service run by women for women to help them:
Obtain firearms training
Get assistance in choosing and purchasing a firearm
Obtain a CCW
How does the program work?
A potential client can fill out the application for service on our website. Once received, the project manager reviews the application and assigns the client to an Ambassador. An Ambassador then contacts the client to begin the process of walking them through whatever their firearm needs are. After the client has been successfully helped, their case is closed, and the Ambassador is given a new client to work with. Some of our Ambassadors are also NRA certified trainers. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms training and purchasing. IEGO also offers an online CCW seminar once a month. Check the IEGO website for upcoming dates. If you are an experienced gun owner and are interested in becoming an Ambassador for the #NotMeIE program please reach out to Karla at [email protected]
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