GOLD NUGGET REPUBLICAN WOMEN held their Speaker Luncheon April 19th at Sierraville School.
Featured speaker was Sam Paredes, Executive Director of Gun Owners of California.
Among those present were Sierra County Supervisors Paul Roen and Sharon Dryden, Auditor Van Maddox, District Attorney Sandy Groven, School Board Chair Kelly Champion, Loyalton City Council and School Board member Dorie Gayner and new members, Kathy Bowling and Denise Geissinger.
Plumas County Republican Women, Gold Nugget’s “sister club” were President Barbara Windward and her husband Stephen; prior GNRWF President and PCRWF VP Marlene Nelson;
PCRWF Treasurer Darlene Buckhout;, Becky Walker, Karen and Howard Thomas.
From Truckee Club members were Associate member Mavis Bowes who has held positions at the local, state and national level, Vicki Garrett and her husband Zac and Christine Rourke.
The scrumptious tri tip luncheon was catered by Sheri and Sierra County Supervisor Paul Roen.
Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities were Timberfest on May 5th and 6th in downtown Loyalton, Annie Fassbender’s Toss for the Troops horseshoe tournaments on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, Stand down to support Veterans on August 19th at Sierraville School and the fair booth at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair.
Speaker Sam Paredes told how Gun Owners of California is a non profit to protect and preserve the Second Amendment. He is a hunter, fisher, golfer and likes to travel and is the father of three, grandfather of 8 and lives with his wife in the Sierra Nevada foothills. He marveled at the beauty of driving to Sierraville.
In talking of our elected officials, LaMalfa and Kiley, he told his listeners to “Make sure elected officials have all they need.” He felt “Blessed to be represented by God-fearing super stars,” and it has “never been a better time to be a defender and supporter of the Second Amendment.”
He talked of body armor, billy clubs and tasers – all protected. He is now tracking 70 bills on gun control which he said “probably will pass.” He told of involvement with six lawsuits in California and how “results in other states affect California.” He explained how they work in the Halls of Congress, work in elections all over the State. He predicted, “We’ll get our rights back.” Paredes stated “No such thing as gun violence,” with most gun laws in California and most mass shootings, with a second in Texas, are “people issues – bullying, domestic and work place violence.” He spoke on mental health and how it does more to impact and create gun crimes. He urged to “Keep people in prison.”
He took a variety of questions from how to get Department of Justice clearance, to information on tasers to ammunition sales, open and concealed carry rights and his recommendation on insurance.
In closing he stated 16,000-20,000 die because some criminal killed them. Three million were prevented from being victims because they had a gun. 90% never fired a round.
President Colicia was thanked for her patriotic decorations which featured historic