There is a lot of innovative advocacy going on at the state level ranging from the guerrilla tactics of CalGuns to the outreach technology that Maryland Carry used to shut down the Maryland State Capital that need to be shared with other gun rights groups. I'm glad to see that the SAF and CCRKBA has recognized this need. For example, I would love to see the outreach technology of Maryland Carry used by Grass Roots North Carolina when we push for restaurant carry (again) in the next session of the General Assembly.
From the e-mail announcement:
SAN CARLOS, CA & BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that Brandon Combs, a veteran California gun rights advocate, has joined the Second Amendment Foundation as its director of Programs and Outreach. He will also serve as director of Advocacy and Coalitions at Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
In addition to his roles at SAF and CCRKBA, Combs will continue working with The Calguns Foundation (CGF) and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (Cal-FFL) as Secretary and President, respectively, and as an elected member of the board of directors for the California Rifle & Pistol Association, the Golden State's NRA affiliate organization.
“Developing relationships and effective programs are key to really being successful in the long term,” explained SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “When you can add a creative, experienced leader like Brandon to your arsenal, you do it. I’m very excited for the future and delighted he is here with us.”
“I’m excited for Brandon and thrilled that we have an opportunity not only to export some of our gun advocacy culture and concepts nationally, but also to develop a much closer relationship with the larger network of gun rights organizations,” said Calguns Foundation chairman Gene Hoffman.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to serve SAF’s and CCRKBA’s members and work to advance our fundamental rights,” said Combs. “I’m looking forward to building the next generation of gun rights advocacy and the new gun rights culture with supporters and fellow advocates from organizations across the United States.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
The Calguns Foundation (calgunsfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves its members by providing Second Amendment-related education, strategic litigation, and the defense of innocent California gun owners from improper or malicious prosecution. The Calguns Foundation seeks to inform government and protect the rights of individuals to acquire, own, and lawfully use firearms in California.