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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  

Saturday, July 1, 1961

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Because of recent burglaries, druggist John Skinner had been sleeping in his San Francisco store. Awakened by sounds ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, June 1, 1961

News-Call Bulletin, San Francisco, CA

In Atherton, Calif., an armed burglar broke into the bedroom of Dr. and Mrs. William W. Tevis, snatched ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, May 1, 1961

Herald & Express, Los Angeles, CA

Six months ago, John Shivel killed a bandit who tried to hold him up in his Huntington Park, ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, May 1, 1961

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. Patricia Davidson and her 12-year-old son were alone in their Hawthorne, Calif., home, when a prowler tried ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, May 1, 1961


When Californian Bruce Ployhar heard a window crash in his Palm Springs home, then saw a hand reach ...

California: Legislature Convenes to Swear in New Members

Friday, December 5, 1958

California: Legislature Convenes to Swear in New Members

Today, the Legislature convened to swear in the new members for the 2017 – 2018 session.  This is ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, September 1, 1958

United Press, CA, 2/3/58

When grocery-store-owner George Crawford, Stockton, Calif., was ordered by an armed bandit to "hand over the money," Crawford ...


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.