on March 1, 2018 in E News

CRPA NEWS WIRE

AB 757 struck down while AB 521 moves on

The Assembly Public Safety Committee recently struck down AB 757, which would have made California a “shall issue” state, leaving law-abiding Californians in certain counties to deal with an over burdensome process when attempting to acquire a CCW permit.  READ MORE

All you need is one gun

By Joshua Fry

“Beware the man with one gun, for he probably knows how to use it.” Most of us in the shooting community have heard this quote at one point or another, and I firmly believe in this philosophy. As a law enforcement officer, I’m essentially limited to one gun choice for work. More importantly, I’m cheap. When I was first starting in the realm of competition shooting, I wanted one gun that would mirror my duty/everyday carry and give me access to as many competitions as possible.  READ MORE

City of West Covina to select new police chief

On April 25, the City of West Covina will hold a special meeting to solicit input from residents and businesses regarding the recruitment of a new Chief of Police. The current Chief, David Faulkner, will be retiring later this year. The meeting provides a rare opportunity to participate in the process of selecting a new Chief who will honor and uphold the Second Amendment rights of West Covina residents.  READ MORE

Take action now! Stop AB 7!

The State Assembly took another drastic and irresponsible step to limit your Second Amendment rights by passing AB 7. AB 7 would prohibit the open carry of an unloaded long gun in a public place or street within an unincorporated portion of a county. It is critical that we stop this bill from going forward and we can do this by contacting the Senate Public Safety Committee immediately!  READ MORE

2 anti-freedom bills move on

In the Senate Public Safety Committee, SB 497 passed on a party-line vote. SB 497, if it becomes law, would extend the one handgun a month limit to ALL firearms.  READ MORE

Gorsuch confirmed

The Second Amendment scored a major victory when the United States Senate, By a vote of 54–45, approved Neil Gorsuch as the newest Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  READ MORE

What Gorsuch’s Supreme Court role means for gun rights in California

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Neil Gorsuch recently officially joined the U.S. Supreme Court where he will play a deciding role in a number of high-profile cases and will vote on whether to take up a case asking the court to decide on concealed-carry permits in California jurisdictions. The case in question asks whether law-abiding citizens should need to give local law-enforcement agencies a specific reason — other than generically fearing for one’s safety — to be granted permission to carry a concealed gun in counties like San Diego where the case originated.  READ MORE

LGBT gun group opts for self defense over gun control

Guns.com
Many LGTB-based gun groups focus efforts on strengthening federal and state laws regulating firearms, but Pink Pistols is different. Founded 17 years ago after the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998, Pink Pistols teaches self-defense with firearms — and with more than 50 local chapters nationwide, the group stands out among the crowd for its different approach to preventing hate crimes.  READ MORE

Record-high gun industry figures reflect surges in sales and permits

Ammoland via Calgunlaws.com
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has recently released a report detailing the sizeable contribution the firearm and ammunition industry makes toward the economic well-being of this country. According to “The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2017,” on the economic impact of the firearm industry in terms of jobs and taxes: The overall contribution to the economy has jumped from $49.3 billion in 2015 to $51.3 billion in 2016.  READ MORE

NRA: Hearing loss study makes case for increased suppressor use

Guns.com
The National Rifle Association recently pointed to a study to support its push for suppressor deregulation. The study found that found 1 in 5 who used firearms in the past year never used hearing protection. The organization’s lobbying arm cited a paper published last month in The Laryngoscope, a medical journal specializing in head and neck disorders to include otolaryngology, which found that, while 58.5 percent of gun users always employed hearing protection, 21.4 percent never utilized it when shooting.  READ MORE

How mobile tech is shaping the gun industry

Guns.com
During the last two decades the capabilities of portable devices and the quality of the apps therein have dramatically increased. This uptick in new mobile tech is forcing the gun industry, notoriously slow to change, to reevaluate the way it trains and even the way it socializes.  READ MORE

Tips for painting camouflage on your rifle

Shooting Illustrated
Without drilling deeper into the subject of camouflage, we can accomplish a lot by concentrating on the process of simply hiding our implements in plain sight. We do this by eliminating the three main camouflage violations: glare, unnatural colors and contrast with the background.  READ MORE

What is ‘Point Blank Range?’

NRA Family
What is “Point Blank Range (PBR),” and what does it mean to you? Defined, point blank range is the range at which you don’t need to aim high or low to hit your aiming point. Maximum Point Blank Range (MPBR) is simply the farthest end of that distance.  READ MORE

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