Volume 3 . Issue 16                    August 24, 2019

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech" - Benjamin Franklin

Important Announcement

Time Change for Constitutional Carry Rally

The time for the rally and hearing for Mark Baird's Open Carry case against Attorney General Becerra has been changed to later in the morning at 11 AM. The date is still Friday, September 6, at the Robert Matsui Courthouse, 901 I Street in Sacramento.

The later hour will allow the many who will be traveling a long distance to get on the road a little later.

Jeffersonians will be there at 9 AM to set up the sound system, etc. Please remember to wear your holsters packed with your pocket Constitution. In the meantime, please circulate fliers, send out emails and post on social media. Let's make sure there is a great turnout to support Mark Baird and the 2nd Amendment.

Terry Gherardi

Sanctuary for Firearms

This week, I heard from my contact in Illinois. He sent me some more information about theirs and other state efforts of counties that have successfully had resolutions adopted, declaring their counties a sanctuary for firearms. He also sent me two websites to check that had additional information about the same efforts in other states. It also contains information showing Sheriffs and their associations standing up for the 2nd amendment and opposing gun control efforts under the Obama Administration. This is on the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association website.

As you know, Mark Baird has undertaken this effort. He and Sierra County Supervisor Jim Beard drafted a Resolution hoping Jefferson County Committees will reach out to their county supervisors to place a resolution on their board agendas for approval. Jim Beard did so but unfortunately was not able to get the 3-2 vote he had hoped for. Mark went ahead to get the ball rolling in Siskiyou County only to learn that this had already been accomplished some years ago.

I am mentioning this because when I

reviewed the CSPOA web site, I found that in 2013, thirteen California Sheriffs and their counties along with other states' county sheriffs took a stand and vowed to “uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama's unlawful gun measures.”

California counties included: El Dorado, Shasta, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Tehama, Lassen, Del Norte, Modoc, Mendocino, Humboldt, Plumas, Trinity and Fresno. I am suggesting that if you live in one of these counties, you might want to contact your Sheriff or Clerk of the Board to see if there is any resolution or other document on file that might have declared the same or similar as the current sanctuary resolution. Recently, Needles, CA, has adopted the Sanctuary for Firearms Resolution.

I do have a call in to my El Dorado County Sheriff, John D'Agostini, who was Sheriff at the time.

The other website that offers a lot of great information and updates about sanctuary counties is Gun Rights Watch. If you would like a copy of Mark's and Jim's resolution, please contact Mark Baird or Terry Rapoza.

Terry Gherardi

Bus Schedule for 2A Rally in Sacramento
Things To Bring:
Snacks and drinks for the bus trip.
Water, folding chairs, flags, signs and holster for your
pocket Constitution!
For those who are not taking the bus, you need to arrive at the 
Robert T Matsui Courthouse by 11AM, located at 501I St
in Sacramento.

Law Enforcement Officers Get Handcuffed

The flamboyant Governor of California, Gavin Newom, signed into law a new bill, AB-392, that will have stricter standards over law enforcement with the use of deadly force.

Right now, deadly force is justified if a reasonable officer would have acted similarly in that situation. So in other words, what a typical officer would have done based on his or her training,” said Ben Adler of Capital Public Radio. “When the law takes effect in January, that standard will change to when the officer reasonably believes deadly force is necessary."

However, the definition of being necessary is not specific in the new bill. So this means it will be interpreted in California's courts to actually determine what the meaning is for the rest of the country.

Newsom gloatingly stated as he signed the bill last Monday in

Sacramento, “I’m ready to sign this damn thing.” Also saying, "As California goes, so goes the rest of the United States of America," Newsom added, according to The Hill, "And we are doing something today that stretches the boundaries of possibility and sends a message to people all across this country, that they can do more."

The State of Jefferson and the Second Amendment are more important now than ever since our great country was liberated from England. Support the Walk4Liberty campaign, the CFR lawsuit for Jefferson and the Second Amendment lawsuit against the State of California for all. Show up and be counted. Make your line in the sand the size of the Grand Canyon.

The time has come for fifty-one.

Penny Garland

Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:

Come help support loggers, miners, ranchers, farmers, campers and all things of rural California fight the over regulation!

Another reason for the
State of Jefferson.

Coming Soon!
Tehama County
Town Hall & Yard Sale

Tehama County SOJ will host a town hall on Saturday, September 7, at the Red Bluff Veterans Memorial Hall, 735 Oak Street from 3 to 6pm. Mark Baird has been invited to be the guest speaker, and Terry Rapoza and Win Carpenter (Shasta County) are also scheduled to attend. Right now the Committee is lining up some great prizes for special drawings. Look for more information in future Jefferson Messengers.

On October 4th, Tehama SOJ will be at the Monster Truck Parade on Main Street, in Red Bluff, waving their flags and handing out brochures along with fliers for their yard sale happening the next day, October 5. The yard sale will be from 8 am to 4 pm, at their committees regular meeting place of 20794 Westside Grange on Walnut Street, also in Red Bluff.

Terry Gherardi

Click here for the archived broadcasts to keep up to date! To call into the live Jefferson radio shows, the number is 530-605-4567.
Conference Calls

The conference calls have been put on hold for now and placed on an as needed basis. Please check back here to see if any have been scheduled.
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff

Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.
Coos County, OR
3rd Wednesday each month - 6PM
60 W Third St
Coquille, OR

Curry County, OR
2nd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County, OR
2nd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Republican Headquarters
506 SE Jackson St
Roseburg, OR

El Dorado County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Jackson County, OR
2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
County Library
412 E Main St
Rogue River, OR

Josephine County, OR
1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd
Grants Pass, OR
3rd Thursday each month -
6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building

Klamath County, OR
1st Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Sizzler's Meeting Room
2506 S Sixth St
Klamath Falls, OR

Mariposa County
4th Tuesday each month – 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St

Nevada County
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County
3rd Wednesday each month - 6 PM
Come early for dinner
Round Table Pizza
370 Elm Ave

Shasta County
Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road

Shasta County Intermountain Patriots
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
Burney Lions Hall
Main Street, Burney

4th Tuesday each month
Social time - 5 PM
The Ol Merc
Hwy 299, McArthur
Meeting time - 6:30 PM
McArthur Lions Hall,  Hwy 299

Stanisluas County
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month - 6:30 PM
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd  

American Values SOJ
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month -
7 PM
Mountain Mike's Pizza
111 Maggs St, Oakdale

Sutter and Yuba Counties
 4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City
Tehama County
 1st  & 3rd Friday each month -
7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County
 2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
3rd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane

Tuolumne County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Willow Springs Club House
20522 Willow Springs Rd
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