A Chula Vista, Calif., couple on a weekend fishing trip
along the Mexican border was menaced by 10 men, some armed with
knives. When the men split into two groups and circled John
Spizale's camper, he got his .45 pistol. One of the men pointed at
his gun, asking, "Bullets?" Spizale replied that the gun was indeed
loaded and that he was prepared to use it. The group then left, and
the Border Patrol said the gun's presence probably saved the couple.
Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 286 into law. AB 286 essentially bans home-building firearms for personal use by prohibiting private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by hobbyists to make their own firearms.
In April, a federal judge sided with NRA-ILA and Safari Club International and held that hunters’ use of traditional ammo does not violate federal environmental law. Late last month, this decision was appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.