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Gun Control in California: Five Groups Who Have Fought For Gun Owner Rights

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 04:26 PM

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms. However, when it comes to gun control in California, gun owners' rights are some of the most stringent in the nation. There are limits on who may own a firearm in California as well as a 10-day waiting period. It behooves consumers purchasing firearms in California to familiarize themselves with gun control law prior to making the decision to buy. Here's a look at several groups that advocate for gun owners' rights.

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1. The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), founded in 1875, has a solid mission: to oppose any infringement upon the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms. They educate the public and sponsor legislation on the proper use and care of firearms, provide public facilities for training while working with other groups to promote respect for guns. The CRPA maintains a list of gun controls bills on its website, indicating whether they support or oppose the bills.

2. Gun Owners of California (GOC) was founded by retired Senator H.L. Richardson. This organization is a self-described "attack-oriented" organization, the GOC eschews defensive tactics, opting to actively fight for gun owner rights. Senator Richardson, who spent 22 years in the California State Senate, is a passionate outdoorsman and hunter. He authored "Confrontational Politics," outlining a game plan for winning the gun control fight that doesn't include compromise.

3. The Calguns Foundation covers all things Second Amendment; it educates its members as well as the public on the nuances of gun control in California. A combination of experts and volunteers strive to ensure that gun owner rights are not inhibited and assist with litigation, if needed. Law-abiding gun owners who believe they were harassed, intimidated, or even wrongfully prosecuted can turn to CGF for assistance. The organization works to reach new people and to spread awareness with training courses and gun shows.

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4. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is headquartered in Roseville, Calif., and works to defend and protect the rights of gun-owning citizenry. The organization champions the tradition and "inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms," promoting the lawful use of firearms through education and public awareness. The FPC partners with other groups such as the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, Golden State Second Amendment Council, and the Calguns Foundation.

5. As part of the National Rifle Association, the mission of the NRA Members' Councils of California is to support and promote the NRA's policies, objective, and goals. The NRA Members' Councils of California's motto is "We Don't Wait to Expand Freedom. We Fight to Expand It." They inform members and the general public with NRA news posts, whether it's a debate over replica guns that look real or over the veracity of an anti-gun group. The NRA Members' Councils of California's Web page provides legislation information and details on California events.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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