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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  

Thursday, August 1, 1985

The Evening Outlook, Santa Monica, CA, 5/3/85

A masked intruder forced his way into a Palms, Calif., apartment and began beating an elderly couple. When ...

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Thursday, August 1, 1985

The Post, Paradise, CA, 4/23/85

Ricky Eslinger was watching television when three men forced their way into his Chino, Calif., home and attacked ...

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Thursday, August 1, 1985

The Californian, Bakersfield, CA, 5/20/85

Joseph Zvirblis, 67, noticed a teenager watching him as he left a store near his Bakersfield, Calif., home. ...

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Monday, July 1, 1985

The Daily Report, Ontario, CA, 3/29/85

Alerted by sounds outside her Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., home, a woman armed herself with a pistol just before ...

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Saturday, June 1, 1985

The Daily News, VAn Nuys, CA

Gary Martins was napping in his Van Nuys, Calif., home when he was startled by a noise. Suspecting ...

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Friday, March 1, 1985

The Union, Sacramento, CA

When a 26-yr.-old Sacramento, Calif., woman answered her front door, two men sprayed her with Mace, tied her ...

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Friday, February 1, 1985

The Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, 11/20/84

House-sitting at a residence outside Cloverdale, Calif., Roger Matthews suspected returning prowlers when he heard a late-night knock ...

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Friday, February 1, 1985

The Bee, Sacramento, CA, 11/18/84

John Hanna, a Del Paso Heights, Calif., grocery clerk, was about to wait on a customer when the ...

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Friday, February 1, 1985

The Times, Los Angeles, CA, 11/25/84

Conoga Park, Calif., security officer Blaine Blackstone waited for his chance when a masked man brandishing a revolver ...

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Tuesday, January 1, 1985

The Californian, Bakersfield, CA, 11/2/84

A would-be armed robber ended up "staring down the wrong end of a .45," police reported, when he ...


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.