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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  

Wednesday, February 1, 1984

The Tribune, San Diego, CA

An armed robber pointed a pistol at Phillip Hackwith, an off-duty San Diego police officer, and demanded his ...

Gun Laws  

Wednesday, February 1, 1984

The Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

Stephen Todd, 41, was alone in his Berkeley, Calif., home when the doorbell rang about 10 p.m. Suspicious ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1984

The Daily Breeze, Los Angeles, CA

Nellie Fox, 87, was babysitting her five grandchildren near Inglewood, Calif., when her former son-in-law telephoned and threatened ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1984

The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, 10/13/83

East Oakland, Calif., factory worker Lillie Sharp had just gotten home from work at 12:30 a.m. when a ...

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Thursday, December 1, 1983

The Argus Courier, Petaluma, CA, 7/29/83

Kathy Ann Tyler, 26, had just used the automatic teller at her Petaluma, Calif., bank when two strangers ...

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Tuesday, November 1, 1983

The Peninsula Herald, Monterey, CA, 8/83

Aware of two or possibly three intruders in his Salinas, Calif., home, Robert Meeks warned them he was ...

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Tuesday, November 1, 1983

The Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, 9/3/83

Two Oakland, Calif., store clerks were approached by a gunman who ordered them to open the cash register. ...

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Saturday, October 1, 1983

The Times, Los Angeles, CA

After two earlier visits, a man entered a Bell Gardens, Calif., furniture store and, displaying a gun, forced ...

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Thursday, September 1, 1983

The Union, Sacramento, CA, 6/7/83

In a rural area near Sacramento, Calif., farmer Tchaka Muhammed saw a young man snatch a 15-year-old girl ...

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Monday, August 1, 1983

The Reporter, Vacaville, CA, 3/11/83

Two armed men--one wielding a shotgun and the other an icepick--burst into a Winters, Calif., sporting goods store ...


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.