Shot Show – Securing Freedom and Security
See what’s coming to the 2024 SHOT Show. SHOT Show is all about the businesses of the shooting sports, hunting, law enforcement, and armed forces industries.
CRPA and GOA Case Knocks Down “Sensitive Areas” In California
In the case of May v. Bonta, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted a Preliminary Injunction, effectively blocking the enforcement of the “sensitive areas” provisions in Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) that severely restricted where gun owners could carry a firearm.
The lawsuit was filed by YouTube star Reno May with the help of the California Rifle Pistol Association (CRPA), Gun Owners of America (GOA), Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and Gun Owners of California (GOC). Another case filed two weeks after May was also decided by the same judge over the same issue. That case is Carralero v. Bonta and was filed by the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Orange County Gun Owners (OCGO), San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), and California Gun Rights Foundation (CGRF). Both cases challenged the constitutionality of SB 2, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2023.
SB 2 imposed a wide range of restrictions on the carrying of firearms in so-called “sensitive places,” such as public parks, restaurants that serve alcohol, and on private property where the owner has not posted that the carrying of arms is allowed.
Judge Issues Injunction Halting SB 2 Implementation
In a HUGE ruling released just last evening, the Southern Division of the Central District of California issued an injunction halting enforcement of provisions of SB 2 that designates a wide variety of locations in the state as “sensitive places” in which a firearm could not legally be possessed.
Founding Fathers Quotes on Guns and the Second Amendment’s Right to Keep & Bear Arms
The Second Amendment is perhaps one of the most straightforward Amendments in the Bill of Rights. Yet, it remains one of the most controversial, mostly due to the clause regarding “a well regulated militia” – a topic we’ve written about before.
While the freedom of association clause in the First Amendment is one of the most eroded in the Constitution, the Second Amendment is perhaps the most under attack. Few would argue in favor of repealing the First Amendment or even ignoring it because it is politically inconvenient. However, this is precisely what the champions of gun control advocate for – either radical abridgements of the Second Amendment or its direct repeal. Fortunately, there are also well-funded organizations fighting these forces in the American political sphere, but it is a tough and constant battle.