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Gun Control in California: The Four Most Outspoken Players

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1. The Calguns Foundation works to protect the gun rights of citizens and influence government laws and policies on gun control in California. The CGF is currently suing to overturn the California handgun roster list, which is sometimes referred to as the safe gun list.

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2. The National Rifle Association (NRA) was formed in 1871 by Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate, who found their troops' marksmanship sadly lacking. The need of a practicing ground was foremost on the agenda, and the first range was opened on Long Island in 1872. Today, the NRA advocates for the rights of gun ownership, and the NRA Members' Council of California works with the NRA to ensure that Second Amendment rights are not infringed upon, thus continuing a long tradition.

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3. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence promote smart gun laws and works to prevent the loss of lives. The organization was founded by attorneys after a 1993 assault rifle shooting in San Francisco that claimed eight lives in addition to the shooter's life. They focus on keeping Americans informed on gun laws while influencing legislation promoting safety from gun violence.

4. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, an advocate for gun control for California, paired with The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence last fall in an effort to keep a tight grip on the concealed carry gun law. The case, as reported by The San Jose Mercury News, involved a San Diego sheriff whose restriction upon gun law applicants was deemed unconstitutional. In early 2014, a three-judge panel found the sheriff's actions violated the Second Amendment, although there were inconsistencies with applications across the state. Some sheriffs required applicants to prove their safety was being threatened, while others had no restrictions in place.

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

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1. The Calguns Foundation works to protect the gun rights of citizens and influence government laws and policies on gun control in California. The CGF is currently suing to overturn the California handgun roster list, which is sometimes referred to as the safe gun list.
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