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Stand and Fight California!

For decades, NRA has stood together with our state association, the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) and fought for our right to keep and bear arms in the state capital, in the courts, and in city halls across the state.

All of us who cherish freedom recognize that California’s political environment has grown more hostile to the Second Amendment in recent years.   But we won’t back down.  With all of us fighting against the tide, we can restore our firearms freedom. It will not happen overnight, but working together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.

NRA has invested in new data management and communication tools.  We’ve recast how we work with local activists. Working together, we will change the state and local landscape in California to benefit gun owners and fully restore the right to keep and bear arms. 

Many of these new approaches were tested in the 2016 presidential race.  We were successful, and the entire culture of Washington has changed for the better.  Now we’re ready to expand this new approach to the state level, and California is the tip of the spear.  

It’s all part of our political action plan for California. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help in pushing back against ill-conceived and harassing gun control laws and politicians with statist and self-serving political agendas.

Only with grassroots participation and engagement can NRA combat the billionaire social engineers who increasingly see California as the launching pad for their anti-gun agenda. 

There are between 8 and 12 million gun owners in California. If just one million of those gun owners actively participated in the political process, our freedoms would be secure for generations.  All it takes is a commitment.  NRA has made the commitment.  CRPA has joined us.  Now we need law-abiding gun owners to do the same.

With your help and involvement, NRA will continue to expand its California operations, fight on in the courts and the legislature, build coalitions, and allocate our resources to support those elected officials who stand up for freedom.  

Every penny raised from California donors will be channeled back into the state.  Be a part of the movement: Join. Vote. Tell Friends. Donate. Volunteer.

The NRA stands ready to restore the Second Amendment in California. But we need the help of every California gun owner to do so.

Wayne LaPierre and Chris W. Cox

Find a list of all on-going anti-gun and pro-gun legislation currently introduced in the California state legislature for 2017.

The NRA and CRPA's Legal Update provides an overview of just some of the efforts being taken to protect the rights of gun owners in the Golden State.

Stand and Fight on the Frontlines by signing up to start volunteering with NRA-ILA in California today!

Read all the latest Second Amendment news and alerts coming out of the state of California.


Gun Laws  

Wednesday, July 1, 1981

The Peninsula Times-Tribune, Palo Alto, CA, 4/15/81

Ceferino Orque was in the rear of his Burlingame, Calif., pharmacy when he turned to see a robber ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 1, 1981

The Tribune, San Gabriel Valley, CA, 3/11/81

A trio of young burglars had gotten past Charles Noll's watchdog by feeding him cookies and were ransacking ...

Gun Laws  

Friday, May 1, 1981

The Independent-Journal, San Rafael, CA

A trio of young thugs, after kidnapping a San Francisco woman, forced her to drive them to the ...

Gun Laws  

Wednesday, April 1, 1981

The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA, 12/29/80

David Owens and his girlfriend were driving away from a Torrance, Calif., theater when a youth pointed a ...

Gun Laws  

Sunday, March 1, 1981

The Bee, Sacramento, CA, 1/1/81

A stickup artist asked Bobbie Fisher of Fresno, Calif., if she'd ever been held up, and pulled a ...

Gun Laws  

Sunday, March 1, 1981

The Bee, Sacramento, CA, 1/1/81

After two juveniles continually burglarized and vandalized her Sacramento, Calif., home for two years, Philippines immigrant Dee Yansenns ...

Gun Laws  

Sunday, February 1, 1981

The News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA

Three armed men entered a Santa Barbara, Calif., jewelry store, ordered manager Steven Brooks and two customers to ...

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Thursday, January 1, 1981

The West County Times, Pinole, CA, 10/22/80

Awakened at 4 a.m. by the sounds of a prowler in her San Pablo, Calif., home, Ressie Page ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 1981

The Times, Los Angeles, CA, 10/2/80

After being presented with his order of tacos and Cokes, the customer pulled a pistol and suggested that ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, September 1, 1958

United Press, CA, 2/3/58

When grocery-store-owner George Crawford, Stockton, Calif., was ordered by an armed bandit to "hand over the money," Crawford ...


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.