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Californians Apply for Concealed Carry Permits in Record Numbers

Californians Apply for Concealed Carry Permits in Record Numbers

In the wake of the December 2nd terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, the county sheriff's office reports a massive increase in applications for concealed carry permits. Typically, the office processes around 10 permits a week, but the last month has seen that number rise to 75—a full 750% increase in applications. Appointments for the…

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California Allows Temporary Gun Confiscation for Mental Health Cases Starting January First

California Allows Temporary Gun Confiscation for Mental Health Cases Starting January First

Californians who believe a loved one poses a danger to themselves or others will have the option of requesting the temporary confiscation of that individual's firearms for 21 days. Enacted in the wake of a May 2014 mass shooting, the new law goes into effect January 1, 2016. The process is intended to be temporary.…

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Woman Claims Racial Profiling After Ammunition Purchase Inquiry

Woman Claims Racial Profiling After Ammunition Purchase Inquiry

Sim Sangha visited a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Fremont, CA to inquire about purchasing 8 boxes of ammunition commonly used in AR15-pattern rifles. Sangha, a certified firearms instructor preparing to apply to the LAPD, did not buy any ammo, and instead purchased an exercise mask.  On Friday, December 11th, she was surprised when two…

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Mass Shooting in San Bernardino; Multiple Causalities Reported

Mass Shooting in San Bernardino; Multiple Causalities Reported

At approximately 2:00PM local time, San Bernardino California emergency responders reported a mass shooting incident. At this time, reports indicate that upwards of 14 people are dead and up to 20 more may be injured. Details are scarce and difficult to confirm. For the moment, here's what we are hearing most often. Eyewitnesses and law enforcement confirm up to…

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UC Merced Hero Changes Position on Concealed Weapons, Says He Wishes He'd Had One

UC Merced Hero Changes Position on Concealed Weapons, Says He Wishes He’d Had One

Byron Price is a family man, a father of four, and a contractor. He was working at the University of California Merced on November 4th when 18-year-old student Faisal Mohammad, of Santa Clara, began his attempted murder spree. Seeing a commotion, Price approached the scene anticipating a student fight. Instead, he found himself confronted with the knife wielding…

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New California Law Bans Concealed Carry on Campus

New California Law Bans Concealed Carry on Campus

On October 17th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that expanded California's existing ban on campus concealed carry.  The new law is among the most stringent in the nation. Senate Bill 707 was authored by Se. Lois Wolk (D-Davis), strengthened the existing restrictions on campus carry by banning concealed weapons on school, college, and university…

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Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

The California State Assembly recently passed a law banning open carry of unloaded handguns.  Now some activists are bringing unloaded rifles out in protest.  His stance: "Since California has made it illegal to carry a handgun, I have to carry a shotgun. People should be allowed to defend themselves in public." Charles Nichols brought his unloaded 12-gauge Harrington…

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SAF, Calguns Foundation Sue California Over Firearms Statute

SAF, Calguns Foundation Sue California Over Firearms Statute

The Second Amendment Foundation has joined the Calguns Foundation and three California citizens in a federal lawsuit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Kamala Harris, challenging the state's requirement that gun owners wait at least ten days before taking possession of an additional firearm. The case is known as Jeff Silvester et.al. v…

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California Governor Has Four Anti-Gun Bills to Consider and Time is Running out to Request His Veto

California Governor Has Four Anti-Gun Bills to Consider and Time is Running out to Request His Veto

Governor Brown MUST Hear from Gun Owners and Sportsmen TODAY! Four anti-guns bills that are detrimental to California’s law-abiding gun owners have been presented to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration.  Governor Brown has just over a week to decide whether to sign or veto these bills. The NRA has requested Governor Brown veto these bills (veto request…

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Calguns Foundation Sues Merced County, Sheriff Mark Pazin Over Unlawful Carry Application Policies

Calguns Foundation Sues Merced County, Sheriff Mark Pazin Over Unlawful Carry Application Policies

As part of its ongoing Carry License Compliance and Sunshine Initiative, the Calguns Foundation has filed a lawsuit in Merced County Superior Court challenging Merced County and its Sheriff’s firearm carry licensing policy for violating state law. Joining CGF are three individual plaintiffs who have been harmed by these policies, Michelle and Seth Rossow and…

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Sacramento: Long Wait for Concealed Weapon Licenses

Sacramento: Long Wait for Concealed Weapon Licenses

Sheriff Scott Jones is a staunch believer of one's right to bear arms. "The recent budget cuts, a lot of officers are getting laid off," said gun owner John Montgomery, about his reason for wanting a concealed weapon license. "Personal protection for my family." *"People want to protect themselves and protect their families. And we…

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Shall-issue Sacramento County Seeing Big Increase in Permits

Shall-issue Sacramento County Seeing Big Increase in Permits

KCRA in Sacremento is reporting a large increase in carry permit applications, thanks to a lawsuit by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation that was settled back in October 2010.  The settlement involved the county agreeing to move to a shall-issue permitting system. Residents are concerned about public safety because of the layoff…

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