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Citizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership = CARGO




Hello Fellow CARGO Members,


Due to the Christmas holiday, we are not meeting in December.


The next meeting will be held at Napoli’s on Thursday, January 15th


We have reserved the Napoli's meeting room for dinner:



701 N Highway 78 # A

Wylie, TX 75098


For the dinner portion of the meeting, we will be in the meeting room between 5:45 and 7:00 for food and fellowship. 


For the actual meeting, we are moving to a separate building, just down the road from Napoli’s.  Member Don Bridges has volunteered his shop for the meeting.  There are a very limited number of chairs at the shop, so please bring a camp chair for the meeting.  We will meet there from 7:00 (ish) until 9:00 (ish)


The address is


2274 EAST Brown Street in Wylie


While heading east on Brown Street, it is 1/2 mile past stop sign that's at the intersection of Brown Street and Kreymer Lane on the right hand side. 


The shop is behind a small white house with a picket fence around the front yard.





The Gun topics this Month: 

·         All Christmas presents.  Did you get a special shotgun, pistol, knife or rifle? Bring it along to share.

·         Have you ever inherited a special firearm?  If so, bring it to the next meeting and share the firearm and its story.


Additional discussion topics:

·         TBD


Do you have anything to sell or trade?  Several CARGO members are interested in selling or trading parts of their collections, ammo, magazines or parts.  If you have something to sell or trade bring it Thursday night.


If you have any suggestions for future speakers or topics please send your feedback to CARGO@att.net.


When was the last time you visited our web site?  Please take some time to go to the newly remodeled CARGO website at www.cargogunclub.org 





Armed Black Men Gather In Ferguson…To PROTECT White Business Owner


Posted by Tony Oliva on Dec 2, 2014


A group of black men, armed with so called “assault rifles” came together to protect a white owned business.


Somewhere a liberal race baiting gun hater just read that and their head exploded.

This is a story that you won’t hear trumpeted by the left wing media because it goes against their narrative and everything that they have spewed out recently.


First and foremost, despite all the race baiting done by the Obama administration, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and others the people of Ferguson were not some nameless mob of angry black people looking for “justice.”  There were a great many who armed up in order to defend themselves and their property from out of town agitators who were looking for mayhem regardless of who would suffer.


Queue to a gas station/convenient store owned by Doug Merello.  Merello happens to be white and since that has made you a target by the mob in Ferguson his station was a target of vandals and thugs.  The danger compounded by the fact that his business sits on a combustible powder keg that could literally blow up if it was overrun.  A number of businesses that didn’t sit on tanks of gasoline had already found out how indiscriminate fire can be.


Yet Merello’s business remained whole.  It was not vandalized, not ransacked, not torched and not robbed.


Was it luck?


No.  It was people doing the right thing.  In this case those people happened to be Derrick Johnson and his friends.


Johnson, a 6 foot 8 inch tall black man came to Merello’s aid because he feared that the mob might turn his attention to the gas station.  Of course, one man against a mob will easily be overrun no matter how big they are.  So when “Stretch” as Johnson’s friends call him, rolled up in his pickup truck he didn’t just get out and hope for the best, he pulled out his AR-15 and made sure the mob got the point that this business would stand.


Johnson was aided in his defense of Merello by several other Ferguson residents, including RJ who carried a Taurus 9mm and Sean Turner who carried .40.  Once again, all three were black men defending a white store owner.


Why?  Because unlike the mob who had been so bamboozled by the race politics run amok over the past view years, Johnson, RJ and Turner saw past color and recognized that a good man could lose everything.


Over the years Merello had employed several of them over the years and even when not in his employ Merello treated the area residents with respect.


RJ has spoken to this saying: “He’s a nice dude, he’s helped us a lot.”  RJ, 29, like the other volunteers have lived around the store for their entire life and have known Merello since his father bought the store in 1984.


And do not think Merello does not understand what the community did for him either.  He is fully aware and appreciative of the efforts by Johnson and company stating:


“We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them.”


Well…that’s only HALF right.  If not for them AND the firearms they were carrying.  Remember, this isn’t Sparta at Thermopylae, a few guys standing unarmed against a mob aren’t going to last to long.  But even a mob turns coward when staring down the barrels of guns held by men ready to use them.


On Monday, the group was still chasing off groups of opportunistic ne’er do wells rampaging through the area.


How fortunate then that Missouri recently passed a law, that went into effect on October 11th 2014, overriding any local ordinance that banned the open carrying of firearms.


Gun rights in action saving the day.  Racial division evaporating.  Armed citizens utilizing the 2nd Amendment as it was intended.  Yeah…shocker the mainstream media didn’t pick up this story.  To them, such things never happen.  Fortunately for Merello and the people who depend on his business, the mainstream media is wrong once again.


Too bad there weren’t more people like Derrick Johnson, RJ and Turner because a number of businesses weren’t so fortunate.  I guess they were just waiting on the government to come in and protect them.  You no doubt heard how well THAT worked:



Not to wax philosophical at this point, but Johnson and company didn’t HAVE to defend Merello and his store, no one paid them.  They volunteered because of the respect that Merello had shown them over the years, the community that was built around the store and the mutual kinship that neighbors share.


I guess what I am saying is be good to your neighbors and each other because it is the right thing to do.  But if all hell happens to break loose and those in the community come to your aid…well, that’s nice too.




California's restrictions on conceal-carry permits



Published November 12, 2014


A procedural decision in a landmark Second Amendment case could spell the end for California laws restricting the issuance of permits to carry concealed handguns.


The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from gaining "intervener status" to join in further challenges of its ruling in a case originally brought by an independent journalist who sued the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department over its policy of requiring a specific reason for being allowed to carry a concealed weapon in public.


San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has said he will not fight the ruling, meaning there is no one with standing left to challenge the decision made in February.


“Since becoming Sheriff, I have always maintained that it is the legislature’s responsibility to make the laws, and the judiciary’s responsibility to interpret them and their constitutionality,” Gore wrote in a letter to the county board of supervisors earlier this year, in which he said the court’s decision gave him clarity on the issuance of licenses. “Law enforcement’s role is to uphold and enforce the law.”


Edward Peruta sued Gore’s department over its policy of requiring a specific reason for being allowed to carry a concealed weapon in public, restrictions other counties around the state also had in place.


In its bombshell ruling earlier this year, the 9th Circuit found those policies to be unconstitutional and held that law-abiding citizens have a right to bear arms under the Constitution’s Second Amendment and could not be required to justify their reasons for carrying concealed weapons. The panel simultaneously ruled on a similar case brought in Yolo County, and that county's sheriff, Edward Prieto, has not indicated he will drop further appeals, which could be heard en banc by all of the 9th Circuit judges or by the U.S. Supreme Court. Harris could try to join Prieto's case, although Wednesday's ruling appears to make it unlikely she would be allowed.


California counties have differed on policy in the wake of the February decision, with Orange County issuing the permits on request and others waiting for a resolution in the case.


One judge on the panel disagreed with Wednesday’s ruling, saying the state should be able to intervene in the case to “present an argument on an important constitutional question affecting millions of citizens.”


The law would still not allow felons or the mentally ill to possess firearms, and would still prohibit the carrying of them in places such as schools and government buildings.


Brandon Combs, executive director of the pro-Second Amendment Calguns Foundation, which represented the plaintiff in the Yolo County case, said he believes more counties will likely drop their restrictions on concealed-carry permits.


"Some sheriffs are probably going to see this news as evidence their policies are wrong," he said. "But sheriffs and police chiefs in anti-gun jurisdictions may need more help seeing the light. We'll be happy to help them, even if it means going to the Supreme Court.



Thomas Jefferson wrote that "A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse." 


Thank you,

Paul Curtis

President - CARGO


"If you can read this, thank a teacher. For the fact that it is in English, thank a Soldier."


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