Without the help of law enforcement unions, SB 707 probably would not have become law.
In the second video in our SB 707 series, you’ll watch the union lobbyists telling lawmakers it’s okay to take away your rights… as long as their members’ rights are preserved.
As Craig DeLuz details:
We literally watched them say, well, if you will preserve our Second Amendment rights, then we’ll let you take everyone else’s Second Amendment rights.
The saddest part is, if law enforcement [unions] had stood with everyday citizens on a number of these measures, they would have never become law.
We communicate with rank-and-file officers all the time, and the vast majority of them are supportive of the Second Amendment, not just for themselves, but for everyday citizens.
They’re shocked that the organizations that claim to represent them at the State Capitol are actually opposing them on an issue that is very near and dear to them.
In part 3 of the series, Craig will explain why it was necessary to take legal action.
Watch the first video here.
Jordan Gallinger is the kind of guy you'd want to have at your child's school if the s*** ever hit the fan.
He's a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan and qualified as an expert marksman. He also possesses a CCW issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
But since SB 707 went into effect on January 1, 2016, he can no longer carry his handgun on school grounds. Gallinger and other CCW holders - including victims of domestic violence and stalking, prosecutors, judges, and public defenders - must now leave their weapons at home.
Unless they're a part of a special class of people who are exempted from the law.
This is blatantly discriminatory, and a clear violation of civil rights.
Firearms Policy Foundation (in conjunction with other gun-rights organizations) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, Garcia vs. Harris, challenging SB 707.
In this video, Craig DeLuz, an individual plaintiff in the case and Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for Firearms Policy Coalition, explains the problems with the law.
California politicians are vigorously anti-gun. So how was one group able to get an exemption to a gun-free school zone law? In Part 2 of our SB707 video series, Craig will explain. Stay tuned!
A federal judge ruled Friday that some California gun owners have more rights than others.
And we don’t think that’s okay.
Garcia v. Harris, our civil rights challenge to the special exemptions granted to retired law enforcement officers in SB 707, which bans concealed carry on school grounds for most individuals, was dismissed by Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell.Read more
Civil Rights Groups File Appeal to Ninth Circuit in Fourteenth Amendment Equality Lawsuit Challenging Retired Government Employee Special Exemptions to California Gun Control Laws
The lawsuit, which challenges special exemptions to California’s “Gun-Free School Zone Act” for retired government employees, is being appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2016) – A civil rights lawsuit challenging a special, legislatively-created exemption to the “California Gun-Free School Zone Act” for retired government employees as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause is being appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following Central District of California Federal District Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell’s August 5 order granting the State of California’s motion to dismiss.Read more
The fight for Concealed Carry continues in Texas…
Via Bearing Arms and Antonia Okafor, Southwest Regional Director for Students for Concealed Carry:Read more
If only California AG Kamala Harris would take a cue from her Texas colleague…
Via Guns.Com:Read more
States keep expanding their laws to allow individuals to protect themselves on school campuses… except, of course, California.
Via Fox News:Read more
Our SB 707 lawsuit may be the last, best chance to stop gun control in the future.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill to ban ALL “high” capacity magazines – those that hold more than 10 rounds.
This radical legislation even extends to legally-owned, “grandfathered in” magazines.Read more
Despite the amplified anti-gun rhetoric that’s been cast over the country, our battle against SB 707 has not been fought alone.
SB 707, which was signed last year by California Governor Jerry Brown, strips away the right of law-abiding and licensed people to carry handguns, for their self-defense, on thousands of acres of “school grounds”—including dark and dangerous college parking lots.Read more
During the California College & University Police Chiefs Association (CCUPCA) Annual Conference, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) was named CCUPCA’s 2016 “Legislator of the Year” for stripping away your Second Amendment rights and authoring the CCUPCA Co-Sponsored SB 707.
This is why we fight…Read more