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In 2nd Amendment, California firearms laws, CCW, News on September 15, 2012 at 3:17 am


September 13, 2012 – In response to continuing complaints from Orange County firearms owners and Second Amendment civil rights activists, attorneys for the National Rifle Association and the CRPA Foundation have filed a lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in U. S. District Court.
Orange County citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to bear arms, but they are precluded from doing so because they do not have what Sheriff Hutchens uniquely considers “good cause” for a license to carry a firearm in public.
The lawsuit seeks to compel her to issue those licenses, and asks the Court to enjoin Sheriff Hutchens from requiring license applicants to prove they have a special need, beyond the general need to defend themselves and their loved ones, for a license to carry before she will issue them one.
Just days after having filed the Complaint, plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking the Court to order Sheriff Hutchens to cease withholding permits. A copy of the Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction is available here
Calgunlaws.com News and the NRA Members’ Councils of California will keep everyone updated on the progress of this case.  Subscribe to Calgunlaws.com e-bulletins to be kept informed.
Seventeen years ago the NRA and CRPA joined forces to fight local gun bans being written and pushed in California by the gun ban lobby. Their coordinated efforts became the NRA/CRPA “Local Ordinance Project” (LOP) – a statewide campaign to fight ill conceived local efforts at gun control and educate politicians about available programs that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding firearms owners. The NRA/CRPA LOP has had tremendous success in beating back most of these anti-self-defense proposals.
In addition to fighting local gun bans, for decades the NRA has been litigating dozens of cases in California courts to promote the right to self-defense and the Second Amendment. In the post Heller and McDonald legal environment, NRA and CRPA Foundation have formed the NRA/CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP), a joint venture to pro-actively strike down ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances and advance the rights of firearms owners, specifically in California. Sometimes, success is more likely when LAP’s litigation efforts are kept low profile, so the details of every lawsuit are not always released. To see a partial list of the LAP’s recent accomplishments, or to contribute to the NRA or to the NRA / CRPAF LAP and support this and similar Second Amendment cases, visit
All donations made to the CRPA Foundation will directly support litigation efforts to advance the rights of California firearms owners.

For more legislative details, go to CALNRA.com


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Power of the .380

In CCW, Self defense on July 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

Power of the .380.

Yes, it’s all about shot placement. It has to be, with this round.  He makes a good point about the cloakability–you can’t hide a .45 so easily.

This pistol, by the way, is not for beginners.  It’s extremely light, so it really pops in your hand.

$50 rebate on Walther PPS

In Buying guns, CCW, Gun Porn, PROMOS on July 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

SB610 Call to action

In 2nd Amendment, California firearms laws, CCW on June 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Please contact the members of the CA State Senate and urge them to vote YES on Senate Bill 610 (Wright) http://nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml?summary=sb610&year=2011

Some talking points regarding SB610:

  • SB 610 would standardize the application process for a license to carry a concealed handgun and reform requirements for applicants.
  • Currently, some licensing agencies require applicants to pay a firearms training fees, purchase liability insurance and pay hundreds of dollars in costs before the agency determines if the applicant has “good cause” for the issuance of a CCW license.
  • Senate Bill 610 would amend the current sequence for processing of the applications and require the issuing agency to determine if the applicant has “good cause” BEFORE the applicant is required to expend the time and the cost required for the completion of the approval process.
  • If the CCW applicant is determined to have “good cause”, they would still be required to pass a background check/screening and complete the required firearms training before the agency would complete the process and issue a CCW permit.
  • Senate Bill 610 would also prohibit issuing agencies from requiring CCW applicants to obtain liability insurance as a condition of issuance of a license.  Liability insurance can cost an applicant hundreds of dollars per year and is not required under existing law and should not be required to obtain a license.
  • The passage of Senate Bill 610 would reform the current CCW application process bringing uniformity and fairness to the applicants.

Remember, contact the Senate and urge them to pass this important reform bill.  Circulate this entire message to all gun owners, clubs, forums, blogs, etc. Spread the word and keep up the pressure!

If you have any questions, please contact me using the contact information below.



H. Paul Payne
NRA Liaison to the Executive Vice President
3565 La Ciotat Way
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 683-4NRA   Office
(951) 779-0740   Fax

Smith and Wesson promotion: Carry with Confidence

In Buying guns, CCW, Self defense, Women and guns on October 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm

This is a sweeeet deal!  One thing to remember: if you’re new to shooting, get a steel-frame, not one of the scandium ones.  The lighter the gun, the more you feel the recoil. Thanks to Girls Guide to Guns for the heads up!

Cop’s Facebook remarks reveal anti 2nd Amendment sentiment

In 2nd Amendment, CCW on February 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

This falls in the category of WTF.

There’s a snapshot of the convo here.  And here are  Rod Tuason’s words, verbatim:  “Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night! Should’ve pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them made a furtive movement…2 weeks off!!!”

Now, I understand that having people walking around with guns on their hips would make cops jumpy. It means they have more people to keep an eye on, and only God knows if any of those people are serious nutjobs or if someone in the group is a closet felon.  Cops have to be hypervigilant to stay alive, and seeing a bunch of guns in the open has to be nerve-wracking.  I get that, and I think there’s probably a less antagonistic way to call attention to this issue.  (one guy wrote: ‘if you’re going to go out there and “educate” people…walk around places that needs [sic] that visual deterrent.”)


I do not like the idea that any police officer is scathing about our 2nd Amendment rights.  Seriously. WTF.

Sunday Feb 21 Starbucks for CCW peeps

In CCW on February 16, 2010 at 6:14 am

I am usually at Starbucks on Sundays meeting with my critique partner, but on Feb. 21st I’ll be giving them a quiet thank you for not ostracizing people with CCWs.  Thanks to Norman’s post and Snowflakes in Hell’s suggestion.  While I agree that it’s possible that this could bring undue attention to the company, I also think it’s appropriate to show thanks and  to demonstrate that there are a lot of us out here. Another good article on this here.

Snowflakes in Hell suggests, and I agree, that you let the Starbucks corporation know you visited on the 21st for that specific reason.

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