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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.

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



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  

Tuesday, September 1, 1981

The Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA, 5/20/81

Hearing a woman's screams coming from the laundromat next to his Downey, Calif., dry cleaning shop, Kim Holsonbach ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 1981

The Tribune, San Diego, CA, 6/2/81

Suspicious of two men browsing through his San Diego, Calif., liquor store, Jerry Nunez drew a pistol. When ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 1981

The Sun, San Bernardino, CA, 5/17/81

Seeing a youth struggling down the street with a TV wrapped in a sheet, Glen Hendricks got suspicious ...

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Wednesday, July 1, 1981

The Bee, Sacramento, CA, 4/10/81

William Schjoth of Sacramento, Calif., was lying on his living room sofa when his wife let a stranger ...

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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 ...

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Wednesday, July 1, 1981

The Record-Searchlight, Redding, CA, 1/12/81

Tresa Oglesby of Redding, Calif., found out just what a good neighbor she had when an armed robber ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...


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.