Gun group hails Nielsen
State Sen. Jim Nielsen has been named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the California Rifle and Pistol Association. The award was presented to Nielsen, R-Gerber, at the group's annual meeting in Ontario.
"Sen. Nielsen has a reputation for taking a very principled approach to his work in the legislature. We appreciate his understanding of our principles and for fiercely fighting to protect our rights.," association President Jim Shea said in a statement.
"The right to bear arms is a fundamental right bestowed upon the people of this country," Nielsen said in a statement. "Responsible gun ownership is not only for sport, but a matter of public safety."