SACRAMENTO - Northstate Assemblyman Doug
LaMalfa (R-Richvale) was honored recently at the California Rifle and Pistol
Association's 133rd Annual Awards Banquet as the 2007 Legislator of the Year
for the California State Assembly. Assemblyman LaMalfa, said he is a proud
supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right of law-abiding citizens to own
firearms. In 2007, LaMalfa introduced Assembly Bill 1645, which would prohibit
the Governor from issuing an executive order to disarm California citizens that
are in the lawfully possession of firearms during a state of emergency.
"The bill ensured California citizens the
ability to protect and defend life, property and loved ones, and was signed
into law by Governor Schwarzenegger," LaMalfa said.
After receiving the award, he commented, "It
is always a special distinction to receive an award recognizing the efforts we
make daily, but I am especially grateful to receive this prestigious award. It
is a constitutional right for law-abiding citizens of our great country to
legally own, possess and utilize firearms, and the laws must continue to
protect and reflect this. Receiving this award today from the California Rifle
and Pistol Association is a truly humbling honor."
The California Rifle and Pistol Association
(CRPA), the official state association of the National Rifle Association, was
founded in 1875. CRPA is an organization that is focused on defending the
rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and
the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities,
according to The Firing Line, a CRPA publication.
Assemblyman LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer who
represents the Second Assembly District which includes Shasta, Butte, Colusa,
Glenn, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo Counties.