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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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LAPD Wants Tighter Regulations on Toy Guns

LAPD Wants Tighter Regulations on Toy Guns

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is proposing that the city require BB-gun replicas of actual firearms to be brightly colored so that police officers don’t mistake them for real weapons. The proposal, which the Los Angeles Police Commission will consider Tuesday, comes after two shootings involving officers and people with replica weapons, including one […]

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NRA and CRPA Sue LAPD Over CCW Policies

NRA and CRPA Sue LAPD Over CCW Policies

Through their joint Legal Action Project, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation (CRPA) are sponsoring two new legal actions to enforce a 16-year old court order against the City of Los Angeles over its concealed weapons permit (CCW) issuance policies. Under Penal Code § 12050, et seq., the Los […]

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Federal Judge Rules Against California Gun Advocates

Federal Judge Rules Against California Gun Advocates

A federal judge ruled Monday there is no constitutional right to carry a hidden gun in public – a decision that dealt a setback to gun-rights advocates who had challenged how much discretion California law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento supported a policy […]

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