2014-01-23 / Front Page

Gun rights activists report Mariposa results

Chad Towe of California Gun Rights completed a two-day signature drive outside Pioneer Market with hundreds of endorsements for a pro-gun state constitutional amendment this week.

"I had my best day of the trip right here," Sacramento-based activist Towe said. "(Mariposa) is more like preaching to the choir. I needed to take a break."

Earlier this week, managers at Raley's supermarket in Oakhurst complained about Towe's effort to Madera County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies rolled up and questioned the signature-gatherers--prompting them to move to the community's Vons supermarket, Towe recalled.

California Gun Rights is collecting signatures to put a statewide ballot initiative before California voters. If it passes, a new amendment to the state constitution would head off most gun-control legislation, Towe said.

"This would do for gun rights what Proposition 13 did for property-owner rights," Towe said.

Read more about the effort in the Feb. 6 MARIPOSA GAZETTE. 

Addison Lay (from left) works with uncle Chad Towe to gather signatures for a proposed pro-gun ballot initiative at Pioneer Market on Jan. 29. Shopper Elaine Sullens signs a petition while Jaidin Sullens, 9, looks on. Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE photo.Addison Lay (from left) works with uncle Chad Towe to gather signatures for a proposed pro-gun ballot initiative at Pioneer Market on Jan. 29. Shopper Elaine Sullens signs a petition while Jaidin Sullens, 9, looks on. Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE photo.

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