New Lawsuit to Take Down California’s Unconstitutional Handgun “Roster”

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California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Lawful gun owners and potential new gun owners in California have long suffered from a clever but quite unconstitutional state law that essentially banned the sale of any handgun released for sale since early 2013.

The result is an unjustified limit on what guns law-abiding Californians can legally purchase. But thanks to a new lawsuit filed this week by California Rifle & Pistol Association, this blatant attack on “gun culture” could soon be but a bad memory.



The case, which is filed as Boland v Bonta, seeks a declaratory judgment that the law violates the 2nd and 14th Amendments and asks the court to issue an injunction to halt enforcement immediately. If successful, this suit would invalidate the state’s approach and allow law-abiding Californians access to the latest firearms technology, as they should have had all along.

“Californians have long been held hostage under the state’s arbitrary determination of what is or is not a “safe handgun” while the rest of American enjoys the freedom to own commonly used firearms,” stated CRPA President & General Counsel Chuck Michel. “Today, CRPA moves to end those restrictions and restore freedom to Californians.”

The filing points out how many Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights for purpose of self-defense in light of the “unsettling and increasingly commonplace failure and even unwillingness of the authorities to suppress civil unrest, respond to active threats, and maintain order.” Barring law-abiding citizens access to the latest in firearm technology limits the ability of those citizens to protect themselves, their families, and their property.

The filing also points out the innate contradictions of the law, which purports to increase gun safety but includes ONLY older weapons that do not meet the state’s criteria. Making a list of “safe” guns that fail the state’s own standards points up the hypocrisy of the law.

The historic NYSRPA v Bruen decision gives the Second Amendment community a giant HAMMER that we can wield in our court cases to turn back decades of laws that restrict YOUR fundamental rights. Donate today to help us in this fight!


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Tank

Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.
Dostoevsky

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james

Chip these illegal policies one at a time, just as they try to do to our RTKBA.

DIYinSTL

But California has history on it’s side. After all, the colonists were not allowed to own cannons. (Sarcasm.)

swmft

mortars yes bombs yes explosives yes strictly speaking cannons at breeds hill were stolen from government so we should be able to take from government stockpile

nrringlee

So the question is this: why have we waited so long to file on this particular piece of Jim Crow legislation when it has obviously been an arbitrary and unsubstantiated infringement on the free exercise of a natural right? I don’t mean to be critical, and I speak as a Life Member of CRPA who became one while stationed in California. I give credit (and donations) where due and love your organization. But this hang fire has been going on for far too long. When I was stationed in California law enforcement agencies and other government agencies of CA came… Read more »

swmft

It has taken a ruling shooting down 9th circuit courts public”good” bs two or three step process

Wild Bill

Yes, and expense, too.

swmft

it does no good to take something to court when the courts are as corrupt as the police

Arny

I’m thinking better late than never ? Shouldn’t this had been dealt with long ago ? Maybe the fight wouldn’t be so hard now ?
The California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA), founded in 1875, is a nonprofit membership and donor-supported organization with tens of thousands of members throughout California. 

USMC0351Grunt

And WHERE are they at on this matter? I’m not finding ANY response from them.

JSNMGC

Did you look hard?   Did you give it your best shot?   Would you say you’re IQ is about average for the demographic with which you identify?   Do you believe the inappropriate use of capital letters gives your view more credence?   Would you like to know the answer to your question?   Regarding the substance of the legislation, the people who encouraged it, the people who ensured they were exempt from it, and the people who profited from it, what do you think of the Marine veterans working as enforcers in California who arrest people for violating… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

WTF are you talking about? I am referring to the CRPA members and where is their structured support and financial backing of the hierarchy that are waging this battle against the State of California? And YES! Since the dawn of all this damn texting CAPITAL LETTERS COMES IN AS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING IN VARIOUS FORMS! As for the Marine Cops that were / are doing their jobs? Those that feel they have been accosted or improperly treated always have the avenue of a lawsuit or tort claim against those that accosted them. I was accosted, I stood my ground… Read more »

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JSNMGC

You had asked where the CRPA is at on this matter. You indicated you couldn’t find any response from them. Now you have now gone off in some other direction.    You once again turned the argument away from the tyrant and put the burden on the victims. You’ve done this many times. My question was about the Marine veterans who work as enforcers for various law enforcement organizations in the state of California.   Some enforcers in those organizations have abused their authority. Some arrest people for violating gun laws. They are exempt from those gun laws in most cases, and in this case, profit… Read more »

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Russn8r

When federales need a thug, psycho-sociopathic moron or patsy, it’s usually a Marine. Latest e.g.: Ray Epps. No accident (La)Pierre’s toothless Cali bagboy’s nickname is “Pol Pain” & his Secretary was Jim Land.

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Wild Bill

“… it’s usually a Marine.”? Isn’t that the kind of information that only a federale insider would have or is that just hyperbole?

USMC0351Grunt

Holy crap? ALL of THIS diatribe out of a simple question? ( Where the CRPA is at on this matter) I DON’T KNOW and have found NO INDICATION AS TO… And I still do not know where the CRPA members stand on this issue, SO I ASKED! You couldn’t have just answered a simple question rather than going all jackass on me?

Are you off your meds?

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USMC0351Grunt

I didn’t turn anything around. You’re the one calling all LEO’s “enforcers” and making all your bias statements at will. I just speak outward and in generalizations.It’s not my fault you can’t hear or understand the enunciation of my texts. As for Veterans that work as law enforcement agencies ANYWHERE, unless it is indicated on their uniforms indicating they are a Veteran, how is anyone supposed to tell? MOST common people look at the uniform and if the see a police badge, the most likely understand and believe thare are POLICE OFFICERS and the word Veteran never enters into their… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

I was asking in regards to FACTS AND FIGURES of what and where the CRPA is in this battle. For God’s sakes, THEY wrote the damn article. Don’t you find it a little strange that this type of information might lend to their aid in gathering members, getting donors, collecting the necessary legal funds to move forward? And no, I don’t have the time in one day to read and respond to all your bickering, I tossed a wife and a couple of dates out for doing this very sort of thing. My life doesn’t evolve around you nor could… Read more »

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musicman44mag

Would you say you’re IQ is about average for the demographic with which you identify?

This is what I was talking about when I said you are rude when you don’t need to be to get your point across. This is why so many downvote everything you say.

Russn8r

you’re IQ”
LOL

JSNMGC

That was my error – he was just quoting.

Russn8r

Fair is fair! There’s a reason for QUOTATION MARKS.

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JSNMGC

Have you noticed how USMC0351Grunt stomps around barking at people? Have you noticed him stating that all non-veterans are spineless? Have you noticed his many other remarks about all non-veterans? He does a disservice to all veterans when he makes those comments.    Do you think his comments help veterans who are running for office? Do you think his comments help people trying to raise money for the many veteran charities? You, like a few others, see only those uncivil comments you want to see.    FYI, I know and associate with veterans in real life, but there may be people who read Ammoland… Read more »

JSNMGC

Response on hold. Here it is with a minor edit. Have you noticed how USMC0351Grunt stomps around barking at people? Have you noticed him stating that all non-veterans are spineless? Have you noticed his many other remarks about all non-veterans? He does a disservice to all veterans when he makes those comments.    Do you think his comments help veterans who are running for office? Do you think his comments help people trying to raise money for the many veteran charities? You, like a few others, see only those uncivil comments you want to see.    FYI, I know and associate with veterans in… Read more »

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Russn8r

He made excuses for these MFs.

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JSNMGC

The attitude that all veterans are good and all people who were never in the military are cowards is harmful to veteran causes.

USMC0351Grunt never responded to my comments on Petraeus and McChrystal.

USMC0351Grunt

Well? Forgive the holy hell out of me? I wasn’t aware that responding to your every question was such an integral part of my daily schedule? I will have to fire that idiot that does my morning roster and hire somebody that actually gives a damn?

And by all means, please, point out ANYWHERE that I made statements such as; “all veterans are good and all people who were never in the military are cowards.”

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USMC0351Grunt

This is looking like you are indicating me when you made this statement and I would really like you to clarify on your statement. What “excuses” and I making and for whom?

Wild Bill

Nope, I have not noticed that. In any event he has the Right to express his opinions in a descent manner.
I am pretty sure that his comments will not effect anyone’s campaign for national office. I could be wrong.
As to the military veterans that have put volunteered or were drafted to put their lives on the alter for our freedom, I think that I can allow them the rebuttable presumption of courage, sacrifice, and love of country, as opposed to those that do not serve.

Wild Bill

Yes, we are all guests on this site. The choice to be guest courteous is up to each of us. To continue being a guest is up to Freddy.

USMC0351Grunt

Give me an exact breakdown as to just how many Marine Veterans are working in the state of California as law enforcement officers. I want to see the numbers of what you are indicating here. I have yet to see ANY breakdown regarding these figures and you appear to have your finger on the pulse of this information, so please, share!

john

The simple fact is that democratic controls states care little for the us constitution and admit that fact openly. The democratic party now has eyes on the supreme court which they desperately want total control over. The leaders of the democratic party have even gone as far as to threaten the members of the court. Guns are the talking point they always are when the democrats have big political loses stacking up. Slow Joe Biden is now being upstaged by want to be President Pelosi in Asia. The media news cycle is Nancy Nancy Nancy how brave she is against… Read more »

musicman44mag

Nobody’s pulling the wool over your eyes. I stated the same thing to my wife two days ago and allot more of my predictions are showing up every day. This is a political war being led by the rich and politically connected making laws and funding packages to manipulate the people via the economy while we are lied to on a daily basis.

Oldvet

MM44… I read where soros is attempting to buy AG’s and bloomburg is buying governors seats .

musicman44mag

That’s been going on for years now. Remember when bloomturd was running for president and did a Freudian slip when he almost said he never met a politician he couldn’t buy?

Sometimes when lying they tell the truth, accidentally.

swmft

william howard graft

Oldvet

MM44… Just as soiled his pants noller said the other day during the mark up on the gun control bill …
“the problem is the are in common use ” when talking about modern firearms .

Oldvet

MM44… Maybe just maybe it is coming to light among general populace . I Hope !!!

Oldvet

John… I sense there is a fight brewing between peesloosley and aoc to cut hliary and or m obama off at the pass to run for president .

Wild Bill

So which marxist socialist, do you think, will try to cheat their way to the presidency in 2024?

Oldvet

WB… aoc seems to be making a lot of noise but they all are so narcistic they all WANT including sanders . I think the far left is seeing the writing on the wall and will pull out all stops .

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JSNMGC

CRPA, the article would have been more informative if you had mentioned: California LEOs are exempt from this law – they can purchase personal off-roster handguns; California LEOs are exempt from this law – they can sell off-roster handguns to mere “civilians” (something heavily regulated FFLs are not allowed to do); The profit California LEOs make on selling off-roster handguns is large due to government interference with a free market (the handguns demand a premium because the government made them illegal for “civilians” to purchase from FFLs); Who advocated/supported the passing of this law; Who ensured LEOs were exempt from… Read more »

Russn8r

Michel is a former prosecutor who helped California gun owners “do the right thing” and turn in their “Assault Rifles” after the Roos-Robert ban.

Dean Weingarten

The lawsuit contains the facts that many people in the government are exempt from the law: Under the UHA, a handgun cannot lawfully be sold in the primary market to ordinary civilians if it meets the definition of an “unsafe” handgun. CAL.PENAL CODE §§ 32000 & 31910 (Deering 2022). A handgun is “unsafe” if it lacks certain features. This prohibition does not apply to law enforcement, nor to an ever-expanding list of other quasi-law enforcement type government agency personnel such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, harbor or port districts, and the investigation division of the Department of Consumer Affairs.… Read more »

JSNMGC

As I wrote, the article does not mention the things I listed.   It is common in California for enforcers to take advantage of the law they encouraged (the law they made sure did not apply to them) in order to make a quick buck. They didn’t design the guns, manufacture the guns, or invest in any of the infrastructure that people in the business of selling guns make, but they made a higher profit than any of those businesspeople (who risked their capital) because they abused their authority. Those same JBTs arrest people for not obeying gun laws.   Dean, look… Read more »

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USMC0351Grunt

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