I am in Texas and can sympathize with your desire for a strong local voice. For better or for worse, NRA is all we have fighting for us at the National level. A very disturbing reality is that many Californians are abandoning that state and relocating in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - and unfortunately - bringing with them the liberal socialist politics that starved them out. We need to find or form organizations that will say no to the gun rights grabbers and tax hikers, before our rights are suddenly gone. If you think that can't happen, look at Colorado, once a solid Red state suddenly becoming deep blue.