I know some of you are going to ask, so I'll try to answer the questions I anticipate.
Will we be notifying/inviting Sacramento PD?
No. We didn't do that last year, and other than a couple passing cruisers on the busy street, we didn't see hide nor hair of them. I feel it would be a waste of resources and inviting violation of our rights to involve the PD. I simply refuse to do it for any event I plan.
Will we be asking the venue's permission to carry guns?
No. As I explained last year, I don't believe in asking a business if they would like the opportunity to discriminate against me. If I were the manager, I'd be rather insulted by the insinuation that I would do such a thing. Can you imagine calling ahead to ask if we could talk about religion or politics in their restaurant?! Of course not, it's silly. If for some reason the venue doesn't want our business, I will be sure to have alternatives lined up. It's really a minor inconvenience. Trust me, it will be equally inconvenient for the venue to have a large party cancel at the last minute.
ETA: Just wanted to add that, as usual, I'll be practicing "sterile carry" by leaving my ID in the car. I encourage everybody to do the same, not just for this dinner, but all the time.
That's all I can think of for now, please post any other questions here.