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Monday, January 16, 2017

Supreme Court Requested To Hear Critical California Carry Case

Last week, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol Association—the plaintiffs in the important court case Peruta v. California—filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to hear the case.

The case seeks recognition of the fundamental individual right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm for self-protection. While it may seem obvious that the Second Amendment protects this most basic firearm freedom, the lower federal courts have continually resisted following guidance from the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago.

The filing of the petition on Thursday is the most recent step in a case that has been working its way through federal courts in California for over seven years. 

For a complete report from NRA-ILA on the latest action, click here.

CA: Senate Is Next Chance To Stop Becerra AG Confirmation

The California State Assembly last week approved the confirmation of rabidly anti-gun U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra as California’s next attorney general by a party-line vote of 56 to 23. 

We told you last week how Becerra has consistently voted against the rights of gun owners and hunters during his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. With the current political climate in California, it’s imperative that the next attorney general respect the constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights of California citizens, and Becerra certainly would not.

A hearing by the Senate Rules committee is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Capitol in room 113. NRA-ILA urges California gun owners to please contact their state senator and ask him or her to oppose the confirmation of Becerra as California’s next attorney general.

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To contact your state senator and ask him or her to oppose Becerra’s confirmation, click here.

Oregon Woman Fights Off Intruder

A King City, Ore., woman used her handgun to run off a man attempting to break into her house early Saturday morning.

According to local media reports, the man is involved in a child custody dispute with the woman, but has never lived at the apartment. When he kicked in the front door of the apartment and attempted to enter, the woman fired one shot, causing him to flee.

Law enforcement officials are still searching for the man, who is believed to be Louis Jarvis Jr., 40.

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