California’s SB 1327 fee shifting provisions stopped

In an order issued last night, Judge Roger Benitez enjoined the fee shifting provisions of SB 1327, a law Governor Newsom patterned after a Texas law banning abortion. This is a HUGE WIN for California’s lawful gun owners as it stops the state’s attempt to make its laws impervious to legal challenge.

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CDC pressured by gun control zealots to bury stats on guns used in self-defense, downplay firearms as possible crime deterrent

A study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that guns were used defensively between 60,000 and 2.5 million times a year.

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California DOJ drops defense of SB 1327

Tonight, we learned that the California DOJ will drop its defense of SB 1327. This is the law that attempts to shift attorney fees to force parties and attorneys who challenge gun control measures to pay the State’s legal fees. CRPA and others filed a lawsuit to challenge the fee shifting provisions of the law (South Bay Rod and Gun Club v. Bonta).

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What states such as California and New York can learn about guns

More people than ever have concealed handgun permits. A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center, which I head, shows the figure now stands at 22.01 million – an increase of 488,000 since last year. Whereas gun ownership surveys may be affected by people’s willingness to answer personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only “hard data” we have on the prevalence of guns.

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