Back in May, NRA attorneys representing the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on standard-capacity magazines. It wasn’t the first suit filed—just a month before, the NRA and affiliated groups issued a legal challenge over the ban of bullet buttons—and it won't be the last, promised NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. “This lawsuit, and others that will follow, is an effort to ensure the rights of law-abiding gun owners are respected in California," Cox said at the time.
On Thursday, the next suit followed. Villanueva v. Becerra challenges the California Department of Justice’s recently enacted regulations that revise the existing “assault weapons” definition to include more than 40 new categories of firearms. The NRA and CRPA attorneys filed the lawsuit in Fresno Superior Court.