NRA Sues: California Gun Laws ‘Demonize’ Gun Owners

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

The NRA is suing the Golden State for their unfair gun laws, which demonizes gun owners. The state has earned the title as “Capital of Gun Control.”


So which anti-gun laws are making gun owners look bad? The lawsuit is aimed at the state’s ban on nearly every single style of the “assault rifle”, as they call it, which includes the AR-15.

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However, the state can expect a handful of other lawsuits to be smacked on as well, from the NRA.

The suit is the first of six the NRA plans to file challenging different aspects of the California law, which passed following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, which killed 14 people, and Orlando, which killed 49.

In just January alone, CA banned any firearm that has any kind of pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, and/or a reloadable magazine.

Every day that passes, the liberally ran state is doing their best to outlaw guns completely! I guess they don’t realize that criminals don’t follow the laws… they are basically taking guns from the hands of the good guys and placing them directly in the hands of the bad ones.

Fox News Reports:

“They’re coming at gun ownership from every angle,” said Chuck Michel of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. “The whole PR campaigns to demonize gun owners. It’s all completely inappropriate and it’s part of an agenda that I think the Trump administration rejects.”

The group wants the expanded assault weapons law declared unconstitutional – saying it “criminalizes possession” of guns commonly used by law-abiding citizens.

The group also plans to challenge a state law that bans high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and other gun control laws passed last year.

California’s laws limited handgun purchases to one a month, expanded the gun sale waiting period to 10 days and required a background check on all ammunition purchases.

Gun control groups say gun owners have no business buying large-capacity magazines and background checks keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.

“The Constitutional right to keep and bear arms does not mean that convicted felons, that other very dangerous people, have the same rights to carry deadly weapons in public that law-abiding Americans do,” said Adam Skaggs, litigation director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. “And background checks are simply a very simple means of ensuring that guns and in California’s case, ammunition, don’t fall into dangerous hands.”

California courts have generally held that the Second Amendment does protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms – but the right is not absolute.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, who pushed heavily to pass the laws, told the Los Angeles Times that he was confident they would stand up in court.

“Background checks and other guns laws California has enacted have saved lives and are key in making our mortality rate one of the lowest in the nation,” de León told the Times in a statement. “I am confident that the courts will reject the NRA’s arguments, just as our voters did in November, and uphold California’s right to implement common-sense policies to protect its people.”

Law-abiding gun owners are NOT criminals or bad people for simply owning guns. They are only practicing their second amendment right to protect themselves and others around them.

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