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L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | The Elephant in the Parlor

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | The Elephant in the Parlor

  By L. Neil Smith My interest in guns and shooting began with a competitive program co-sponsored by the National Rifle Association and the Boy Scouts of America, when I was eleven years old, sixty-one years ago, in 1957, the same year the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, astonished the world. I point this out because I want readers to […]

Despite Strict Gun Laws, California Homicide Rate Up 18 Percent

Despite Strict Gun Laws, California Homicide Rate Up 18 Percent

by Tom Knighton We’re constantly told that gun control laws work, that they somehow prevent bad people from doing bad things. At least with guns, if the anti-gunner is trying to be semi-honest. However, the anti-gunner you encounter on a daily basis does believe this. These folks think gun control works, probably powered by pixie dust or […]

Oxnard | Public Hearing on Urgency Moratorium Would Ban New Stores From Selling Firearms and Ammunition

Oxnard | Public Hearing on Urgency Moratorium Would Ban New Stores From Selling Firearms and Ammunition

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Oxnard City Council will hold a public hearing to consider an interim “urgency” ordinance which would impose a “temporary” moratorium prohibiting any new retail firearm and ammunition businesses from opening in the City.  This is not the first time that a local jurisdiction has sought to limit your ability to […]

No gun sales under age 21 in California starting in 2019

No gun sales under age 21 in California starting in 2019

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF [email protected] Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year. Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed Senate Bill 1100, which raises the age limit for the purchase of long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, from 18 to 21. The state already restricts handgun sales to […]

ACLU Fighting California Democrats over Gun Control

ACLU Fighting California Democrats over Gun Control

By AWR Hawkins The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is pushing back against Democrats’ efforts to create further limitations on gun ownership based on mental health treatment. California Democrats are pushing to secure five gun controls before the legislative session ends. One of those controls would expand bans on gun ownership to include new prohibitions related […]

CA Legislative Committees Pass Seven Gun Control Bills

CA Legislative Committees Pass Seven Gun Control Bills

By AWR Hawkins A California Senate committee and an assembly committee passed a total of seven new gun control bills during the past week. The majority of the bills expand gun controls that are already in place. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) reported on the seven gun control bills: SB 746 (Portantino) – Passed by the committee with […]

California: Legislature Reconvenes After Summer Recess

California: Legislature Reconvenes After Summer Recess

On Monday, August 6, the California Legislature returns from Summer recess with hearings on firearm- and hunting-related bills in both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees. Use the take action button below to contact the respective committee members. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet at 10am on Monday, August 6. Use the take […]

California | NRA and CRPA Attorneys to Host Webinar on Recently Adopted Regulations for Home-Built Firearms

California | NRA and CRPA Attorneys to Host Webinar on Recently Adopted Regulations for Home-Built Firearms

On Thursday, June 28, NRA and CRPA attorneys will be hosting a free webinar regarding Assembly Bill 857 (2016) and DOJ’s recently adopted regulations. Signed into law in 2016 as part of the “Gunmageddon” package of bills, AB 857 will drastically change the way in which law-abiding individuals can make home-built firearms by first requiring […]

Concealed Weapons Background Checks Halted for a Year Due to Log-in Issues

Concealed Weapons Background Checks Halted for a Year Due to Log-in Issues

Molly Prince | Contributor The state of Florida stopped conducting background checks on concealed carry weapons permits for over a year due to administrative issues logging into the system, while still granting tens of thousands of permits to applicants. An investigation found that from February 2016 until March 2017 Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer […]

CA Lawmakers Seek to Expand Gun Confiscation, Limit Number of Firearms Residents Can Buy

CA Lawmakers Seek to Expand Gun Confiscation, Limit Number of Firearms Residents Can Buy

By AWR Hawkins California lawmakers are pushing numerous gun control measures including an expansion of confiscatory orders and limits on the number of firearms residents can buy each month. Many of the lawmakers are claiming school shootings in Florida and Texas as the impetus for more gun control on law-abiding Californians. The Mercury News reports that Assemblyman Rob […]