September 11, 2020
Making the case for more bullets, bigger magazines

Second Amendment advocates scored wins against California's 20-year ban on standard-capacity magazines (now all too commonly referred to as "large capacity magazines") at both the district and appellate court levels. But with a vote coming up on whether an en banc panel will re-hear the case of Duncan v. Becerra, there are many people who aren't […]

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September 8, 2020
California requests en banc hearing to overturn large capacity magazine decision

As predicted, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra requested en banc review of the 2-1 Ninth Circuit panel decision that struck down the state's 20-year ban on so-called large capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Becerra argues that the panel's decision that the limit on the number of rounds a magazine can hold conflicts with […]

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August 18, 2020
Ninth Circuit Rules California's Large Capacity Magazine Ban Unconstitutional

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Judge Roger Benitez's decision to grant summary judgement against California's ban on so-called "large-capacity magazines" (LCM) was correct, because such a prohibition violates the Second Amendment. I will be talking about this case shortly on Dave Congalton's Hometown Radio Show starting at 6:05 p.m. […]

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July 9, 2020
Talking Police Reform, Gun Laws and More on the Radio

We'll be talking police reform, gun laws and more on the radio this afternoon starting at about 5:05 p.m. on the Dave Congalton Hometown Radio Show on 920 KVEC on California's Central Coast. You can listen live by clicking the link at the top of the page here. The current plan is to talk briefly […]

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June 15, 2020
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Second Amendment Cases

The Supreme Court made a clean sweep earlier today refusing to hear 10 Second Amendment cases that they had held pending the outcome in NYSRPA v. City of New York. The cases included ones seeking to define what the right to "bear" arms entails and also several ones that involved government bans on certain types […]

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May 15, 2020
Ninth Circuit: Ammo Background Check Likely Constitutional

In response to a 120-page preliminary injunction by District Court Judge Roger T. Bernitez highlighting flaws in California's ammunition background check system and unconstitutional limits on interstate commerce, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 that the state was likely to prevail on the merits. Judges Barry Silverman, a Clinton appointee, and […]

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April 25, 2020
Judge strikes down California Ammo Background Check Law; 9th Circuit reinstates it less than 48 hours later

U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez on Thursday afternoon struck down California's Ammo Background Check Law and its ban on direct, mail-order sales to state residents. Less than 48 hours later, the 9th Circuit, including an appointee of President Donald Trump, put a hold on Benitez's order pending California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's appeal […]

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March 30, 2020
Governments use Coronavirus pandemic as cover to eliminate the 2nd Amendment

State and local governments from coast to coast are using the coronavirus pandemic as cover to deprive citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights. Shortly after a stay-at-home order was issued citizens and "non-essential" businesses were ordered to close in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney published a list of businesses deemed essential—gun stores and ranges were […]

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February 24, 2020
California Legislators Plan New Attack on Gun Rights: Banning Lead Ammo

Democrats in California are continuing their attack on gun rights by proposing banning lead ammo at indoor and outdoor shooting ranges—another effort to make shooting sports and self-defense something only the very rich can afford. A bill introduced Friday by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and co-authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski would ban the use of lead […]

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January 17, 2020
California Democrats Ensure Churches Are Targets

California Democrats in the state Assembly voted this week to ensure that churches that are hosted on the weekends on the property of private or public schools continue to be targets of deranged gunmen. Several years ago, in response to a Bakersfield junior high school vice principal who was discovered with a gun on campus—a […]

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November 12, 2019
Public Records Request Shows California Ammo Background Checks Working as Designed

A public records request submitted three weeks into California's new ammunition background check system shows that the new infringement on Second Amendment rights is working as designed—preventing thousands of law-abiding citizens from purchasing ammo for their firearms. To review, I requested the following information from California's Department of Justice: From July 1, 2019 through July […]

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October 14, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs 15 anti-gun bills

If the Democrat-dominated legislature in California passes it, then when it comes to anti-gun bills, Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign them. A total of 15 new gun-control bills became law last week with the governor's signature, including several bills that former Gov. Jerry Brown had declined to sign. An email sent out by the Firearms […]

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