Jim – LA County RSO

Alameda County Gun Owners: A CRPA Chapter

Jim Cairns really learned about firearms during his time in the military. He recalls vividly his first time shooting an M16 and describes it as incredible. However, that was not his very first experience shooting a firearm. When Jim was 8 years old, the parents of a childhood friend invited him out to shoot with their family. That day he shot his very first shotgun and although it knocked him down, he hung on and only became intrigued. Later, Jim’s dad gifted him a Daisy Red Ryder BB Rifle.

Eventually, he graduated to a 22 Rifle and would frequent the Foothills in Fresno to go shooting. Jim has been a Firearm enthusiast ever since and believes If you want to keep your freedoms, you must get in the fight! Jim has been a member and a volunteer for CRPA for nearly 2 years. He has volunteered his time at several youth events as a range safety officer and can also be found greeting attendees behind the CRPA membership booth.

Jim credits Ken his best friend of 50 years, for providing inspiration and support for his involvement. Ken, who lives in Idaho is an avid supporter of the Second Amendment and belongs to the ISAA (Idaho Second Amendment Association.)  Jim does an annual trek to Idaho to visit Ken for their Annual “Remove Bin Laden” target day, and some Kayaking down the Snake River.

Jim and his wife Griselda find a sense of accomplishment when volunteering. Together, they volunteer for the Rose Parade Float Committee. They help decorate Parade Floats for the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. They also volunteer for the “Zelstra Foundation”, honoring First Responders. They are avid music lovers, enjoy attending as many concerts as possible, and are members of Muse-ique and Pasadena Pops. They also golf together and go Ocean Cruising as often as possible. CRPA is grateful to have Jim and we thank you for getting in the fight!

Q:  Do you have an anecdote about this cause/organization that really moved you?

A: “Be Safe, Shoot Straight, Fight Back”. It couldn’t be much clearer than that.

Q: When did you get involved with this organization?

A: I joined CRPA about a year and a half ago. I was a current member of the NRA, however, after doing a little research I discovered that the NRA wasn’t very active in California. I did discover that CRPA was very actively involved in the 2nd amendment, and that’s very important to me.

Q: How do you believe others can get involved?

People need to become CRPA members. Once they do, it becomes much clearer about what’s involved and what needs to be done to retain our freedoms.

Q: What do you hope the organization will achieve in the near future? In the long term?

A: CRPA and its Attorneys have an incredible track record at defeating anti-2A Politicians. There are many more ridiculous Anti 2A laws out there, but in the long run, I do believe that the CRPA will defeat them.

Q: What motivates you to stay involved?

A: “Just Win Baby!” is what I keep reminding myself of. Turning back to Tyranny and crooked Politicians is plenty of motivation for me!