LaMalfa, Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa, left, stands with Gerald H. Upholt, CRPA legislative liaison, after receiving his award.

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. 

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