Historic victory for Second Amendment rights in ‘assault weapon’ lawsuit

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California has issued an opinion in Miller v. Bonta (previously Miller v. Becerra), holding that California’s tyrannical ban on so-called “assault weapons” is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The opinion, along with other filings in this case, can be viewed at AssaultWeaponLawsuit.com.

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The Kristen McMains case: The armed defender’s dilemma

The Kristen McMains case is the story of a young woman who used her concealed firearm to end a vicious, life-threatening attack. On the evening of January 26, 2016, the 25-year-old attorney left her office and stepped into a parking garage elevator. A suspicious man had followed her across the skywalk and joined her. As the elevator doors closed, McMains’ fear spiked when the stranger didn’t push a button. “I had the instinctive feeling I was going to die tonight,” she said, “unless I did something.”

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Corrections to the FBI’s Reports on Active Shooting Incidents

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The claim in the original FBI report that active shooting cases have increased over time was a result of data errors, both in terms of how the cases were collected and the missing of many attacks. Some of the cases that the original reports missed involved as many as four to nine people being murdered.

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CRPA works with Sheriff to open up CCW Applications in Los Angeles County

California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has been working for several years with pro-Second-Amendment Sheriffs across the state to increase the availability of CCWs in the state. We support and are featured speakers at the state-wide CCW conference and attempt to bring awareness to the fact that the right to carry is a fundamental right for the law-abiding citizen. Many sheriffs across the state are actively working to increase the number of CCWs issued due to these concerted efforts.

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69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians

At least 69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians since 1990, data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows. This flies in the face of the media (examples here, here, and here) arguing mass shootings are caused by lack of gun control. The truth is, armed civilians stop mass shootings regularly, and one major way to dampen the amount of mass shootings is to allow people to carry guns wherever they go.

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