Santee-based Gun Owners political action committee hosting conference on firearms laws with radio talk-show host and competitive shooter

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

Jamie Franks

Jamie Franks, U.S. Navy veteran, Navy rescue swimmer, top competitive shooter and star of the History Channel’s hit television series “Top Shot” and “Top Shot All-Stars, will participate on a panel discussion at the2017 Regional Firearms Law Conference, an event open to the public, from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts 15498 Espola Road, Poway. The public is invited to attend and learn about recent laws regarding firearms, including pistols, rifles, shotguns and accessories such as concealed weapon permits, ammunition and ammunition magazines. The event is presented by San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a Santee-based political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets are available on the SDCGO website,

Carl DeMaio

Additional speakers at the conference will include: Poway Mayor Steve Vaus; John Dillon, attorney with the firm of Gatzke Dillon and Balance, which serves as SDCGO’s in-house legal counsel; John Phillips, owner of Poway Weapons & Gear, Inc.; and, Michael Schwartz, executive director, SDCGO. Panel moderator will be Carl DeMaio, radio talk show host, former San Diego City Council member and former mayoral and congressional candidate.

“We are hosting this conference to help inform and educate law-abiding citizens about recent gun laws and firearms laws from various perspectives,” said Michael Schwartz, executive director, SDCGO. “Our panel members will cover fire laws from an activist, retail, legal competitive shooter and political perspectives. Gun laws are tough, and our goal with this event is to help all the attendees to stay out of cuffs.”

“The Second Amendment is not only about the right to bear arms, but our basic and fundamental right to self defense,” said DeMaio, who has been hosting a radio talk-show on KOGO-AM since 2015. “Gun laws are tough, and our goal with this event is to help all the attendees to exercise their rights within the law.”