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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October 8, 2019
San Francisco retreats in battle against NRA

Just two weeks after declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued a memo ordering city agencies to ignore the resolution's requirements to cut off contractors or other groups with relationships with the NRA. The Resolution does not impose any obligations on City […]

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September 5, 2019
San Francisco Supervisors declare NRA a Terrorist Organization

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to adopt a declaration, written by District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani, designating the National Rifle Association, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, a domestic terrorist organization. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote the scathing declaration reading in part, "the National Rifle Association spreads propaganda that […]

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August 22, 2019
California officials thwart planned mass shooting at hotel

California law enforcement officials announced Wednesday, Aug. 21, that they had thwarted a threatened mass shooting at a Long Beach Marriott hotel by a disgruntled worker. The man, who had several high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his Los Angeles-area home, was arrested Tuesday, police said. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, who was arrested […]

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July 30, 2019
Judge Opens Door to Banning Semi-Automatic Rifles

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton of the Central District of California, ruled in the case of Rupp v. Becerra that semi-automatic rifles are not protected by the Second Amendment. Staton's ruling relies heavily on the atrocious Fourth Circuit en banc ruling in the Kolbe case that created the curious logical construction that the Second […]

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July 29, 2019
Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival Shows Impotence of Gun Control Laws

No law can stop an individual determined to do evil. Sunday's shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival that left three dead, including a 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, and wounding at least 15, was committed by a deranged teenager who bypassed security and wielded an AK-47-pattern rifle. [Restricted Arms does not publish the names of […]

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July 25, 2019
CRPA files injunction request against California Ammo Background Checks

The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) filed for an injunction [PDF Format] late Monday against the state of California's new ammunition background check regime. The new law, which went into effect on July 1, requires all ammunition sales to be face-to-face and undergo a background check through the state's new system. According to reports […]

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June 28, 2019
California State Senator Reveals Distaste for Retired Cops with Guns

California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson doesn't like guns. She doesn't appear to like anyone carrying a gun, including cops, highway patrol officers, sheriffs and people retired from any of those positions. In a hearing before the State Senate yesterday on AB 603 (sponsored by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez), a bill that is little more than a […]

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June 27, 2019
CRPA Webinar outlines new rules for ammo purchases

The California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) spent more than 90 minutes yesterday outlining the new rules for ammo purchases in California beginning July 1. For those of you who missed it and want to listen to the entire presentation (minus the Q&A), you can watch the replay here. The CRPA has helpfully created a […]

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June 24, 2019
California DOJ unveils rules for ammo background checks

The California DOJ last week submitted proposed "emergency" regulations to the state's Office of Administrative Law for ammunition background checks slated to begin on July 1. The law requiring background checks was originally passed as part of the so-called gunmageddon period that included a slate of restrictive gun control laws through the legislature and Proposition […]

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May 22, 2019
California city sued over stricter gun theft reporting law

California voters approved Prop. 63 in 2016. The proposition, backed by then-gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom, introduced a plethora of new firearms restrictions, including requiring the report of the theft or loss of a firearm within five days. Morgan Hill's city council thought that five days was too many, and passed an ordinance setting the law […]

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