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Appeal filed against micro-stamping of California guns
The National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute are appealing a court decision earlier this year that favored California’s “micro-stamping” requirement. The requirement was signed into law in 2007 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. READ MORE


The end of the Army’s Green Service Uniform: 1954-2015

Army Times
The green service uniform has finally been laid to rest after 61 years of approved wear, the vast majority of that stretch as the service uniform that defined the Army. As of Oct. 1, the “Green Class As” are no longer permitted for wear. READ MORE

Bill would let commanders authorize troops to carry guns on US bases
Defense legislation lawmakers agreed to recently would let commanders authorize troops to carry guns on military bases in the U.S. The annual defense authorization bill calls for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to establish a process by Dec. 31 in which commanders can authorize a service member at a military installation, reserve center, recruiting location or defense facility in the U.S. to carry a gun on the premises if he or she “determines that carrying such a firearm is necessary as a personal- or force-protection measures.” READ MORE


Why gun laws miss the mark

The Orange County Register via CRPA
Here’s a shocker: Criminals get their guns from friends, family or fellow gang members, not traditional legal channels like licensed dealers, according to a new survey of criminals incarcerated at Chicago’s Cook County Jail conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago and Duke University. The survey consisted of interviews with 99 inmates, the vast majority of whom were current or former gang members, who had illegally possessed a firearm within six months prior to their arrests. READ MORE

Heller III ruling and CRPA involvement as amicus

On Friday, Sept. 18, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Heller v. District of Columbia (“Heller III”), striking down four onerous “registration” requirements and upholding several others. The Heller III case is the continuation of the landmark Supreme Court decision confirming that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms and string down D.C.’s total handgun ban and its requirement that long guns be locked or disabled at all times. READ MORE
Helpful guide to resolving DROS application delays and denials

The California Department of Justice, Gun Owners of California has produced a gun owners guide to handling DROS application delays and denials. Please help CRPA fight for your right to choose to own a gun for sport, or to defend yourself and your family. CRPA and NRA work closely together in California to fight for you in Sacramento, in cities and counties across the state, in regulatory agencies, and in the courts. READ MORE

The 7 best handguns for a beginner shooter

Outdoor Hub
For those of us who have been shooting firearms most of our lives, the simple act of using a rifle, shotgun, or pistol is not that big of a deal. For the beginning shooter, it can be extremely intimidating until he or she actually does it. Handguns offer the beginning shooter a level of confidence that can’t really be explained, but it can be enjoyed. More beginners become hooked from shooting handguns than you’d think possible, and there are some great choices for shooters of all levels available. READ MORE

San Francisco’s last gun shop to close

Recently San Francisco’s last gun shop, Highbridge Arms, announced that it is closing its doors this month. While there has been no official comment from Highbridge Arms as to why they are closing, we can speculate that years of political pressure, an anti-gun climate in San Francisco and anti-gun legislation and laws created a super storm making it challenging to run a gun shop in city limits. READ MORE

Trigger press — Too much, too little just right

America’s 1st Freedom
We field a lot of questions about trigger jobs. And while it seems like there ought to be a simple answer, the truth is a very different matter and depends on multiple factors. One consideration trumps all the others despite what you may have seen on a YouTube video or read on a forum: What can you safely manipulate? READ MORE

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