I'm no good with graphic design or computer generated imaging, but how about something along the lines of: NEVADA!; Not California Shooters (small image of the Mother State with the red circle & crossbar embedded inside the boundaries of the proud Battle Born flag? (of course, we would have to embed the fine printed disclaimer of "yet" as a footnote)
Just a thought, but it seems most of the submissions have used iconography based on revolvers... Which are arguably the least popular models on NS... Maybe not a super effective brand identity for your demographic.