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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.


Chris W. Cox CRPA Address 2017

Chris W. Cox addresses the California Rifle and Pistol Association on the U.S.S. Iowa in Los Angeles, CA in March 2017.

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 2019.

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.

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

View our webinars on California's firearm-related laws and what you can do.

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

If you live in Orange County, you live in one of the few California counties where it is relatively simply to get a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit. Apply for your permit today!

This helpful and important guide serves as a comprehensive resource for hunters who need to know about California’s lead ammunition restrictions.


Gun Laws  

Wednesday, May 1, 1968

Daily Californian, Spring Valley, CA

An armed robber entered the store of Mrs. Ailene Feeney in Spring Valley, Calif., and announced "This is ...

Gun Laws  

Friday, March 1, 1968

Mercury, San Jose, CA

An intruder smashed a glass front door panel in Nathaniel Davis' Stockton, Calif., home and threatened to kill ...

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Friday, March 1, 1968

Times, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. Evelyn Jones, 58, of Los Angeles, was sitting on her porch when, shortly after 1 A.M., two ...

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Friday, March 1, 1968

Evening Tribune, San Diego, CA

A man entered Gregory Fontana's store in San Diego, Calif., and drew a gun. Fontana reached under the ...

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Thursday, February 1, 1968

Times, Santa Maria, CA

Henry Shrenk of Santa Maria, Calif., emerged unscathed from a gun duel with a bandit who held him ...

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Thursday, February 1, 1968

Daily Breeze, Redondo Beach, CA

Two shots fired over the head of a would-be burglar by Redondo Beach, Calif., resident Don Wiley halted ...

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Monday, January 1, 1968

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Armed with two pistols, a holdup man slipped into a closed San Francisco tavern as a bartender was ...

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Friday, December 1, 1967

Bee, Sacramento, CA

Ed Osborne heard a shot in his Ukiah, Calif., tavern and rushed in to find a holdup man ...

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Wednesday, November 1, 1967

The Citizen, Inglewood, CA

At Inglewood, Calif., John Bitters saw two men take a television set from a parked pickup truck and ...

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Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

Ever since a young man with a black glove on his right hand robbed her of $150 at ...


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.