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#NotMeRC In the Spotlight!
Name: Katey Berglund
Occupation: Political Activist/ #NotMeRC Project Manager
I was raised by a Vietnam era Veteran. My father instilled in me the importance of the 2nd amendment. My mother instilled in me a love for God and my country. I grew up with a BB gun in my hand, shooting at targets in the backyard. Although I grew up shooting at targets, I did not fire a live ammunition firearm until about 5 years ago. I didn’t always trust myself with a gun. I am a survivor of a violent crime, physical and sexual abuse and I suffer from PTSD. But through hard work and self care I have overcome those obstacles that once had me convinced I could never use a firearm. I now have a passion for teaching women to protect themselves, so they never have to live through the hell that some of us have. Firearms have become more than just a hobby for me. Empowering women has become a mission in my life. As a survivor of sexual assault and physical violence, I feel strongly about empowering the women in my community. I feel that firearms are a very effective tool when used correctly. Safe and efficient training is the key!
The #NotMeRC 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. Most of our Ambassadors are also NRA certified trainers. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms training and purchasing. RCGO also offers an online CCW seminar once a month. Check the RCGO website for upcoming dates. 
Courage. Knowledge. Power.
Monthly Meeting Info!
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RCGO Sept Shooting Social…
Be There or Be Square!
Education and outreach has been a part of who Riverside County Gun Owners is from the very beginning.  Our diverse group of volunteers work to expand the shooting sport community and educate the public. 
For just $20/person, we can give you a safe, fun and educational shooting experience.
Date: September 21
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Riverside Indoor Shooting Range, 11631 Sterling Ave Riverside, CA 92503
For More Information please go to: Shooting Socials – Riverside County Gun Owners
RCGO BLOG: Biden Administration Says Nyet to Cheap Russian Ammo!
The US Department of State has banned the importation of ammunition from Russia beginning on 7 September 2021. The ban will be in effect for at least twelve months. The ban can be lifted at any time after the twelve-month period at the discretion of the Executive Branch. To lift the ban the Executive Branch must certify to Congress that Russia has met certain conditions as prescribed in the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the CBW Act). It’s unlikely the Russians will make any attempt to….. Read More Here.
Murrieta Police Chief Tony Conrad
Anti-Second Amendment!
Riverside County Gun Owners Warns Murrieta Residents to Avoid Getting CCWs From Murrieta Police Department!
Riverside County Gun Owners (RCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, is warning all Murrieta residents to avoid applying for a Carry Concealed Weapon permit (CCW) through the Murrieta Police Department. Instead, applicants should utilize the CCW process through the Riverside County Sheriff’s Licensing Department.
“Murrieta was the first to start issuing CCWs under the previous sheriff. At the time, it took years to get a CCW, and we are grateful for their initiative,” said Michael Schwartz, on behalf of RCGO. “But a lot has changed, and Murrieta Police Chief Tony Conrad is frankly ripping off Murrieta residents by unnecessarily charging an additional $150 for every application.”
Unlike Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, or any county in California, Chief Conrad requires that 100% of CCW applicants complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) test before they are issued a CCW. The MMPI-2 does not test an applicant’s sanity, nor does the test make a determination on a person’s mental health condition. The MMPI-2 is most often used to pre-test law enforcement, fire, and public safety employees to see if the applicant’s personality is optimal for training and on-the-job performance in those specific fields. Under California CCW laws, there is no requirement by the state that a personality test be administered nor is there a requirement that citizens have the same personality as a police officer. 
“RCGO met with Chief Conrad to make a simple and reasonable request — bring your process into parity with Riverside County and the rest of California. Stop the 100% requirement and only use these personality tests on applicants as needed,” said Schwartz. “Chief Conrad refused to even consider our request and said he did not want to allow ‘certain personalities’ to have a CCW. Yet, he was unable to define which personalities he dislikes. He went on to admit that even though he has never denied a permit based on the test results, he would not consider removing what is essentially a $150 personality tax.”    
According to the Murrieta Police Department website, the MMPI-2 test is administered by two outside vendors and costs $150 per applicant. Chief Conrad went on record saying that he did not agree that the test is a personality test, but the name of the test and Chief Conrad’s subsequent statements contradict his claim.         
“Chief Conrad is requiring applicants to go through this personality test to see if he likes you enough to issue a CCW for self-protection, and he charges you $150 for the privilege,” Schwartz said. “Murietta’s city council clearly was working for the people of their city when they implemented their CCW program, but Chief Conrad does not appear to have their best interests in mind. It is fair to wonder whose best interest he does have in mind. I was surprised by Chief Conrad’s hardline stance, and now RCGO is not only concerned about a personality test being an unusual roadblock to your ability to defend yourself, but now I am wondering why that $150 fee is so important to him and his department. Regardless of the results of an investigation into those fees, nobody hired a police chief to judge an applicant’s personality. It is outrageous that he refuses to remove a test that is not required, that is not relevant to your ability to defend your life, and that he admitted isn’t used to deny applicants. Yet, it is required for 100% of CCW applicants. It needs to end.”
If you would like to voice your disapproval and call for an end to Chief Conrad’s personality test requirement for all applicants, please call him directly at (951) 461-6309 and send him an email at Despite how frustrated we all are, please be respectful and polite. 
Founded in 2019, Riverside County Gun Owners is a registered political action committee (FPPC #1419037) and advocacy organization focused on organizing the gun industry and community and protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.
RCGO provides Second Amendment advocacy organization providing news and information on new gun laws, along with expanding and restoring Second Amendment rights in Riverside County. For more information visit:
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