Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)

  • November 30, 2012
  • a 501(c)4 grassroots, non-partisan, public benefit organization.
The purposes and objectives of Firearms Policy Coalition are:
    • To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms;
    • To protect, defend, and advance the means and methods by which the People of the United States may exercise those rights, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, collection, transportation, exhibition, carry, care, use, and disposition of arms for all lawful purposes, including, but not limited to, self-defense, hunting, and service in the appropriate militia for the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens;
    • To foster and promote the shooting sports and all lawful uses of arms; and
    • To foster and promote awareness of, and public engagement in, all of the above.

Firearms Policy Coalition
970 Reserve Drive, Suite 111
Roseville, CA 95678

Brandon Combs

– Dec 2012 Founded Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)


Craig DeLuz

Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Testified before the House Appropriations Committee
how the CDC had used taxpayer money to lobby for gun control


Dr. Timothy Wheeler

quotes from P.W. O’Carroll, MD — he was the acting head of the Division of Injury Control at the CDC. He was quoted in JAMA [subscription required] on Feb. 3, 1989, as saying, “We are going to systematically build a case that owning firearms causes deaths. We are doing the most we can do given the political realities.” He later said he’d been misquoted.

Gun Owners of California


  • Founded by Senator H.L. Richardson
  • 1975 State Legislature sought to ban all handguns in California
  • direct mail campaign was used to defeat the legislation
  • first pro-gun group on television, radio and in the newspapers when the ban of semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns surfaced
  • first gun group in the nation to produce a video for television that revealed the truth about semi-automatic firearms
  • first to do television spots alerting the citizens to the anti-gun legislation in Sacramento
  • 501(c)4 non-profit
  • 1998 Sam Paredes Executive Director

Lara Smith

  • Author at The Liberal Gun Club
  • Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Vice President of the Liberal Gun Club, California Chapter
  • member of the DC Project – California
  • Girl and a Gun in the San Francisco Bay area chapter
  • amateur competitor in shotgun and rimfire

Liberal Gun Club

  • 2008 – Created
  • 501c4 non-profit.
  • Has a pro-Second Amendment position on gun ownership

Lara at the 2019 Gun Rights Policy Conference

Hubert Leon “Bill” Richardson

December 28, 1927 –  January 13, 2020 (92)

  • Born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  •  married to his beloved late wife Barbara for 57 years
  • served in the United States Navy in World War II
  • – 1975 founded The Gun Owners of America (GOA)
  • – founded Gun Owners of California
  • – 1966-1989 California state senator
    career was primarily focused on the preservation and protection of the Second Amendment
  • – Chair the Senate Fish and Game Committee
  • extraordinary hunter and dedicated to the conservation of California game
  • – NRA board of director
  • Author: “Confrontational Politics” 
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