Yuba City gun owners' fundraiser draws record crowd
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More than 300 people — including Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Assemblyman Dan Logue and Sutter County Supervisor James Gallagher — attended a Yuba City fundraiser Friday put on by the Gun Owners of California.
Sam Parades, executive director of the gun owners group, said at the banquet that California lawmakers want to pass restrictions on gun ownership.
"The Legislature's dominated by the pretty hard left, anti-gun leadership," he said.
Parades said Yuba and Sutter counties strongly support gun ownership.
Residents "live and love their firearms," he said.
Louge said he was at the event, the third annual, to stand with gun owners.
Attendance exceeded last year's fundraiser, officials said.
Tim Macy, on the board of directors of Gun Owners of America, said the Yuba-Sutter area is a rural, conservative region with residents concerned about the potential erosion of Second Amendment rights.
He said before the establishment of gun-free zones around schools that shootings were rare. But since their inception 22 years ago more than 10 shootings have occurred, Macy said.
Parades said El Dorado and Placer counties are among other areas in this region strongly backing the Second Amendment.
The largest dinner the Gun Owners of California holds in the region is in Rocklin, he said.
'It's very, very pro gun," Parades said.
Yuba River Farms was listed among table sponsors and entertainer Ted Nugent among raffle and auction sponsors.
The raffle included a Ruger LCR 38 Special.
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