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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  

Tuesday, December 1, 1964

The Bee, Sacramento, CA

Frank McMinn heard noises in the kitchen of his Sacramento, Calif., home, left his bed, and picked up ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Mercury, San Jose, CA

Gunsmith Joe Doutre was working at a bench in his San Jose, Calif., shop when a man walked ...

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Saturday, August 1, 1964

Tribune, Oakland, CA

At San Ramon Village, Calif., tavern owner Lawrence A. Wilson returned to his restaurant to check the night's ...

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Monday, June 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

In his Long Beach, Calif., motel, Vinor Gilbertson and his wife were herded into their living quarters by ...

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Monday, June 1, 1964

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

An armed bandit entered Thomas Corcoran's Compton, Calif., pawn shop and ordered two customers to put their hands ...

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Friday, May 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

John H. Shivel, Huntington Park, Calif., store operator, had a revolver thrust into his side by a man ...

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Friday, May 1, 1964

News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA

Victim of two successive nights of robbery in his Fresno, Calif., towel supply store, William M. Masten armed ...

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Wednesday, April 1, 1964

Daily Sun, San Bernardino, CA

One-armed store owner, Winston W. Hilton, was approached by a man in his San Bernardino, Calif., store, who ...

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Sunday, March 1, 1964

Mercury News, San Jose, CA

San Jose, Calif., grocery store owner Stephen Menzemer and his wife were approached in their store by a ...

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Saturday, February 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, Calif., market owner Joseph L. Harada was in the rear of his store when he heard ...


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.