Our Board Members

Bob Petersen - President

Paul Cavallaro - Vice President

Ben Weber - Treasurer

Jim Yoder - Director

Larry Johnson - Secretary

Our Mission Statement:

To promote the safe and legal ownership and use of firearms as expressed in our inalienable rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America so that those who are legally permitted to purchase and sell firearms may collect and use firearms for self defense, competitive events, other sporting uses in the community, and for preservation of our constitutional republic.

Also preserving and defending the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and Article I, section 6 of Michigan’s Constitution: “Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.”Dedicated to the unequivocal defense of the 2nd Amendment, and America’s extraordinary heritage of firearm ownership.

  • We believe the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights are priceless documents, based on eternal truths and are as valid today as when drafted by our nation’s Founders.
  • We believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees the 1 st Amendment and all those that follow.
  • We believe the 2nd Amendment has been under severe attack from many political fronts, as well as from
  • The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government and thus must be vigorously defended.
  • We believe our efforts to defend and protect the 2 nd Amendment are opposed by those who are just as dedicated to abolishing it.
  • We believe therefore, the battle is primarily political and will either be won or lost by means of who is elected or defeated in the State Legislature.
  • We believe we will never be secure in our rights to own firearms until the anti-gunners are swept from office and soundly defeated.
  • We believe our victory can never be accomplished until gun owners – individually and collectively, recognize we are in a prolonged conflict, and must organize for a lengthy political battle.
  • We believe our opposition will focus on the emotional rather than the factual – and will unabashedly distort the truth to achieve their goal of disarming American citizens.
  • We believe that confrontation is necessary and crucial as we wage against our adversaries, yet personal integrity must remain a foundational ethic of DCGOA.
  • We believe it is unwise, both politically and morally, to compromise principles for short-term political gain. Worthy goals can never be permanently achieved by unworthy tactics.
  • We believe we can never build ourselves up by tearing other pro-gun organizations down; there are enough anti-gun advocates to oppose without wasting time nit-picking with those who stand with us most of the time. It is impossible to effectively fight others while battling amongst ourselves. A cord of many strands is far more difficult to break.
  • We believe that words alone won’t triumph; time, manpower, money and prayer are needed as well.
  • We recognize that God rules, and without His guidance our efforts are all in vain.