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Gun purchases up despite California’s strict firearms laws

San Francisco Chronicle via CRPA
Even as California has enacted some of the toughest gun laws in the country, firearm purchases in the state have steadily increased. The number of handguns sold in California more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, with nearly a half-million transactions being recorded last year, according to state Department of Justice records. READ MORE

Santa Cruz County gun retailers report sales soar after Obama address, San Bernardino attack

Santa Cruz Sentinel via CRPA
President Barack Obama had hardly closed his emotional address outlining executive actions on gun control before Santa Cruz Armory was bustling. “Literally five minutes after he finished talking, my store was packed,” said Nolan Sands, general manager of the Scotts Valley firearms retailer. “The direct relation as to when he talks and us getting busy is impeccable.” READ MORE
Notice of new firearm and ammunition restrictions

Michel & Associates via CRPA
For many years, it has been generally unlawful under both California and federal law to possess a firearm — whether loaded or unloaded — in an area you know, or reasonably should know, is a “school zone.” One of the exceptions has been for those with a license to carry a concealed firearm. READ MORE
How ‘gun control’ became a taboo phrase

Calgunlaws.com
Advocates for tougher gun laws have for years edged away from “gun control” as a way of referring to gun regulations. The word “control” suggests government overreach, the opposite of what they want to evoke. READ MORE
Dr. Manny: Don’t put doctors in middle of gun control policies

Fox News
Writes Dr. Manny Alvarez, FOX News Channel’s Senior Managing Editor for Health News: “Part of the plan for what the Obama administration calls ‘common-sense gun safety reform’ involves enabling health care providers and certain state agencies to report the identities of patients suspected to have mental health issues to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA, which has been the law of the land in medicine for quite some time. Personally, I’m sick and tired of physicians being placed in the middle of government politics and using us for political agendas that have nothing to do with being a doctor.” READ MORE
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Gun-violence restraining orders unveiled in LA

Courthouse News Service via CRPA
The Los Angeles city prosecutor recently unveiled measures to implement a new California gun law that allows relatives to get a court order to disarm mentally ill people who pose a danger to themselves or others. Gov. Jerry Brown signed The Gun Violence Retraining Order legislation into law on Sept. 30, 2014. It took effect on Jan. 1. READ MORE
Modesto virtual shooting range offers real-life scenario training

The Modesto Bee
A new shooting range in Modesto, California is offering an experience that generally is reserved for law enforcement officers. The first of its kind in Stanislaus County, Lock-n-Load Virtual Shooting Range (VSR) on Sisk Road provides scenario-based training that exposes shooters to real-life situations in which they would use a firearm and must make split second decisions. READ MORE
Choosing a handgun

The Shooter’s Log
Choosing a handgun is a very personal decision. Cost, ergonomics, caliber and use are all necessary factors and critical to the decision making process. Once you choose a handgun, you must train with it to maximize its advantages and minimize its shortcomings. You have the opportunity to choose not just an average or reasonably good handgun but a great handgun, one that will bring out the best in a trained shooter. READ MORE
Defensive gun training classes increasingly popular

New American
During her training class given by Sage Dynamics, Alexandra Wilson experienced a moment of clarity that has altered her life and may just extend it. She is now on “yellow” alert from the moment she gets up in the morning until she retires at night. READ MORE
Details make the difference

Shooting Sports USA
Although it’s important to know the fundamentals of marksmanship, what’s more important is understanding them. The hidden details of the how and why of application need to be understood. READ MORE

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