Volunteers Make The Difference!

Volunteers truly are the heart and soul of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. They are the ones on the frontline, helping to preserve the Second Amendment Rights of California citizens. CRPA volunteers are among the most dedicated, hard-working, and enthusiastic people in the state of California. Whether they are signing up new members at a gun show, calling politicians, or helping with youth shooting events, our volunteers are securing 2A freedoms for generations to come.

To carry out CRPA’s mission of safeguarding the future of shooting sports, hunting and self-defense, we need volunteers now more than ever. Whether it be four hours or a full day, we appreciate the time and sacrifice our members give to this worthy cause. Their hard work has sincerely made an impact. On behalf of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, we would like to say Thank You. Thank you for not only fighting for your own gun rights, but for the rights of future generations to keep and bear arms. We can’t promise you it won’t be hard. But we can promise you that volunteering will be worth it.

Volunteer Spotlight: Virginia Duncan

A message from a 10-year CRPA member and extremely active volunteer Virginia Duncan. Her name should sound familiar to you. Virginia was the plaintiff in the Duncan v. Becerra law suit which led to the injunction that blocked Proposition 63 from taking effect.

“The CRPA fights strictly for the state of California. All the money stays here and goes directly to filing lawsuits, lobbying, hosting women’s events, holding classes to teach the proper understanding of firearms, and so much more. Share with your friends and family what the CRPA is doing and ask them to become members!

I also tell volunteers to be sympathetic and use kind words with people who are against the Second Amendment. Ask them why they are anti-gun. Usually it is because they fear what they do not know and what the media tends to confirm. I have converted many anti-gun leaning people by sharing how I grew up and how having a firearm by your side can save you, your family members and other people in harm’s way. I often remind them that so much damage can be done within the 5 minutes waiting for law enforcement to arrive. I ask them to take a class, allow me to educate them and sign up for at least one shooting event. I haven’t encountered one person who did not change their minds about firearms after taking a class. I also tell them how states that do not infringe our 2A rights have very low crime rates due to criminals knowing they can be shot.

If it wasn’t for my husband of over 30 years, Sean, I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I have done thus far to support and help preserve our Second Amendment rights. He stood by my side and I am so thankful for him.”

For updated testimonials from CRPA volunteers, be sure to keep an eye out for the Volunteer Spotlight section of the CRPA Firing Line magazine that is provided with CRPA membership.