Our “Legislative Resources” will give you all the tools you need to stay informed about gun-related legislation, how you can actively engage in the process and what GOC is doing on your behalf at the Capitol.
Stay Informed with Current Legislation
Being aware is the first part of the battle. Use GOC's special resources to view all bills currently before the Legislature.
Key Senate Committees
Key Assembly Committees
Complete 2022 calendar of legislative activities.
Life Cycle of a Bill
How a bill moves through the legislative process.
Find My Rep.
Get in touch with your local representative.
Legislation on the Blog
Thank you to each and every one of you that took the time to contact your legislators about SB 918 […]Read More
Excise Tax Bill Amended with an Urgency Clause to Skirt Legislative Deadline After Failed Vote In order to get a […]Read More
After multiple attempts … yes, we said “attempts”, to testify in various committees on your behalf and in defense of […]Read More
The California Legislature is away on their summer recess but that doesn’t mean some shifty shenanigans aren’t taking place. They recently […]Read More
Our Tips for Citizen Lobbying
For 40 years, Gun Owners of California has been at the tip of the spear in fighting for effective crime control and opposing ineffective gun control. We do this by boldly jumping into the legislative fray to impact public policy. Make no mistake – this is a battle, and we are far more productive when you join us!
When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution they recognized that the right of citizens to “petition” the government was vital to the success of our representative democracy and one of the most effective tools available to organizations like GOC is grassroots advocacy.
Grassroots advocacy is “the basic source of support from the ground up” - engaging the public to advocate, organize and mobilize for themselves. There is a huge value in this because it is people-driven, and YOU can be part of it. When we join in a collective voice in support or opposition to an issue, we can be a powerful and effective force in changing public policies, whether at the local level, in Sacramento or even in Washington DC.
The tips below have been pulled from decades of experience working in and around the California Legislature. We know our stuff, and we are here to help you know yours as well. Read on!