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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, December 1, 1982

The Tribune, Madera, CA

A 60-year-old man was working on his car in front of a Madera, Calif., senior citizen housing project ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, November 1, 1982

The Sentinel, Santa Cruz, CA, 8/13/82

Fed up with the rash of burglaries plaguing his Santa Cruz, Calif., dialysis center, Frank Lacy decided to ...

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Friday, October 1, 1982

The Star Free-Press, Ventura, CA, 7/12/82

Don Mokler had already handed over all the money he could find to the criminals who were robbing ...

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Friday, October 1, 1982

The News, Brawley, CA, 7/29/82

William Dalton, 74, and his wife were relaxing in their Brawley, Calif., home, when a trio of robbers ...

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Friday, October 1, 1982

The Examiner, San Francisco, CA, 8/4/82

Fred Norris had been robbed several times during 14 years as a tavern owner, so he was ready ...

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Friday, October 1, 1982

The Examiner, San Francisco, CA, 8/13/82

Elmer Lucy and his wife awoke to find a man bashing in the windows of their pickup truck ...

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Friday, October 1, 1982

The Times, Los Angeles, CA, 6/10/82

Robert Thrasher, 68, has to keep an oxygen tank in his N. Hollywood, Calif., home, because of breathing ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1982

The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA, 3/13/82

When James Hill saw armed police and helicopters searching the area around his Norco, Calif., home, he suspected ...

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Thursday, July 1, 1982

The Times-Standard, Eureka, CA, 4/15/82

When a pair of youthful armed robbers hit a convenience store in tiny Carlotta, Calif., the residents formed ...

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Tuesday, June 1, 1982

The Tribune, San Diego, CA

Dennis Gray had kept a rusty old .38 in his hall closet for almost 30 years, long enough ...


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.