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California Facing Lawsuit From Gun Orgs

From The Truth About Guns:

Today, attorneys for plaintiffs including individuals, a Los Angeles firearm and ammunition retailer, Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), National Rifle Association of America (NRA), California Gun Rights Foundation (CGF), and Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a federal lawsuit challenging state and local policies and enforcement practices that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights. A copy of the lawsuit can be found at www.firearmspolicy.org/brandy.

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Supreme Court Urged To Review Red Flag Ruling

From California Gun Rights Foundation:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2020) — Today, attorneys for California Gun Rights Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, and a California resident filed a petition at the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of an improperly decided Ninth Circuit ruling. The recent case filings in Rodriguez v. San Jose can be viewed at www.cagunrights.org/work.

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California Challenged On “Common” Firearms

From Reason:

Under the latest definition from California, all centerfire semiautomatic rifles are prohibited if they:
 Are on a list that bans guns by make and model, OR
 Have a fixed (nondetachable) magazine over 10 rounds, OR
 Use detachable magazines, and have one of the following features: a pistol grip
that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; a forward pistol grip; a thumbhole stock; a folding or telescoping stock; or a “flash suppressor.”

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Californians Denied Ammo Sales

From Sacbee.com

But Berg couldn’t buy shotgun shells at his local hardware store in Yuba City prior to a duck hunting trip last month. He was rejected under California’s stringent ammunition background check program that took effect July 1, because his personal information didn’t match what state officials had in their database.
Berg was one of tens of thousands of Californians who have been turned away from buying ammunition at firearms and sporting goods stores, even though they appear to be lawfully able to do so, a Sacramento Bee review of state data shows. Between July 1 and November, nearly one in every five ammunition purchases was rejected by the California Department of Justice, the figures show.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article238203004.html#storylink=cpy

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More Laws Lead To Corruption In California

From NRA-ILA:

In news that will not shock gun rights supporters, the anti-gun utopia of California has provided further evidence that unjust gun control laws invite official corruption. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, former San Diego County Sheriff’s Captain Marco Garmo was arrested on November 22 for allegedly using his position to circumvent the state’s “roster of certified handguns.”Further, another individual allegedly made “unlawful payments”to a member of the county’s “CCW processing staff”to assist in the acquisition of may-issue California Concealed Weapons Permits.

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California Gun Laws Still Don’t Work

From Reason:

California has the gun laws that restrictionists say they want. Universal background checks? Yes, indeed. “Assault weapon” ban? Through tighter and tighter iterations, you bet. Registration? Uh huh. Red flag law to strip guns from the hands of maybe, potentially dangerous people? For several years now, and toughened just last month.
These are dream laws for anti-gunners around the country, and yet they didn’t stop Nathaniel Berhow from murdering two people and injuring three others before shooting himself at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, earlier this month. Instead of being stymied by legal restrictions, the killer worked around them.

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Researcher Tracked Gun Buyers For 12 Years

From The Truth About Guns:

These researchers — including noted anti-gun rights UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program director Garen Wintemute — used Dealer Records of Sales to identify 160,619 lawful gun owners. They then tracked these individuals, including where they lived, for the period of 2001-2013.

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San Francisco Backs Down After NRA Sues

From NRA-ILA:

Late last week, rather than await “instruction” from a court, San Francisco Mayor London Breed backed down.  In a formal memorandum to City officials, she declared that “no [municipal] department will take steps to restrict any contractor from doing business with the NRA or to restrict City contracting opportunities for any business that has any relationship with the NRA.” 

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NRA Sues San Francisco Over First Amendment

From Townhall.com:

The gun rights group argues in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that the city and county of San Francisco as well as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors infringed on the NRA’s free speech rights and is trying to blacklist those associated with the group.

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Anti-gunners Betrayed By Facial Expressions

From Buzzfeed:

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Lawmakers Continue To Go After Banks

From Forbes:

State legislatures, however, are finding ways to pressure banks.  Recently,  California Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution to urge  “banks that have open demand accounts with the state to evaluate their relationships with gun manufacturers and adopt lending practices that protect citizens before profits.”  The resolution states the California has “demand accounts with six banks that concurrently lend to gun manufacturers, which are Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank MUFG, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo & Co.”  According to Kamlager-Dove, “California has more gun laws than any other state in the union.”  Hence, instead of proposing new laws, Kamlager-Dove’s resolution “intends to affect the proliferation of guns by urging six nationally chartered banks to curtail their relationships with gun manufacturers. If major banks refuse to extend credit to gun manufacturers, borrowing costs for gun manufacturers would likely increase, which could reduce industry investment in additional capacity or new business lines.” Moreover, “such a result could reduce the proliferation of guns not only in California, but also across state lines.”

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Mass Shooting Prevented Despite Red Flag Law

From Bearing Arms:

Yet it seems a hotel worker in California appears to have been stopped in his plan to carry out a workplace shooting, and a red flag law doesn’t appear to have been used.

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CA Background Check For Ammo Challenged

From Reason:

California’s new statewide law requiring background checks to purchase ammunition is facing a legal challenge supported by the California Rifle and Pistol Association. Among other complaints, the suit says the law, which went into effect last month, violates Californians’ Second Amendment rights.

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Nevada Under Attack After Gilroy Shooting

From Bearing Arms:

But the man bought the rifle legally in Nevada. And so the shooting will no doubt focus a spotlight on Nevada’s gun laws, some of which are among the nation’s least restrictive.

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Judge: Semi Auto Rifles Are The Same As M-16s

From Guns.com:

The order, in a case brought by several gun owners in 2017 seeking to declare California’s “assault weapon” ban unconstitutional, saw U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton side with the state’s point of view. Staton, extensively citing briefs in the case from anti-gun groups such as the Brady Center, Everytown and Giffords, found that semi-autos banned either by name or cosmetic features such as collapsible stocks or muzzle brakes were basically military-grade hardware.

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