CGF Quick Shots: Gun Rights News In Brief - Friday, July 26, 2013
2A Litigation Update: CGF attorney Charles Hokanson filed our Opposition to the County of Alameda's Motion to Dismiss our federal Second Amendment lawsuit to seeking to ensure that governments can't regulate gun dealers out of existence. The case is Teixeria, et. al v. County of Alameda.
CGF joined a diverse coalition of organizations, including CAL-FFL, Franklin Armory and lead orgElectronic Frontier Foundation, to sue the National Security Agency in a federal civil rights action over its mass-surveillance and data collection practices.
CGF Chairman Gene Hoffman went on TheBlazeTV's Real News with S.E. Cupp to discuss the NSA lawsuit: WATCH ON YOUTUBE HERE.
Firearms industry group CAL-FFL published its mid-term grades for all California Senators and Assembly Members on Tuesday. John Hrabe, a writer for Cal Watchdog, called Sen. Joel Anderson's "C" grade on gun votes "unexpected."
CA Assembly Member Tim Donnelly is proud of his recognition by CAL-FFL for "being the top-ranked Second Amendment supporting member from both the Assembly and Senate."
Roman Kaplan of City Arms East and CGF's Gene Hoffman appeared on PBS News Hour to discuss California's flawed APPS gun confiscation program. (WATCH HERE.) In 2011, a DOJ special agent in charge of technology told the LA Times that California had a 'shoddy' system and that the APPS databases were only accurate about half of the time.
You can still enter to win one of three guns (Kahr, Benelli, or SigSauer) in the Stop The Gun Control Madness gun giveaway contest by using FPC's built-in forms to send messages on pending gun control bills in California and New Jersey.
CGF is preparing to file more major Second Amendment and civil rights lawsuits - donate to support these and our ongoing cases today!
PBS News Hour sponsored a Twitter-based chat debate to discuss gun control topics. Gun rights participants included CGF, Firearms Policy Coalition, CAL-FFL, and many individuals; opposition groups included Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action, Violence Policy Center, and others. View the debate on Twitter here.
California's Court of Appeals held that San Mateo parks were "gun free zones" even for licensed gun owners. CGF attorney Donald Kilmer told the San Jose Mercury News that CGF may appeal again, this time to the California Supreme Court. "I was disappointed in the decision, but this is not the last step," said Kilmer, adding it is irrational to allow people to carry concealed weapons in downtown areas but not in parks. SF Examiner also had coverage of this story.
A New Jersey Assemblymember and gun control groups are outraged that Firearms Policy Coalition and member org New Jersey Second Amendment Society were promoting grassroots gun-rights advocacy by using a gun giveaway as an incentive for people to send messages on New Jersey and California gun control bills.
In a July 22 op-ed, the New Hampshire Union Leader said the anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns should change its name to "Liberal Mayors Against The Second Amendment."
A Colorado gun buyback was cancelled at the request of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who said that they "can't follow through with it" given the new gun control laws passed in that state.
Sierra Club won an important Public Records Act lawsuit against Orange County in the California Supreme Court. The case should prove helpful as we continue with our Carry License Sunshine and Compliance Initiative efforts to secure records necessary to evaluate and publish the "good cause" statements accepted by California sheriffs and chiefs of police. The law firm of Otten & Joyce, who is working with CGF on a number of important gun rights lawsuits including our Silvester v. Harris 10-day waiting period ban Second Amendment challenge, filed a critical amicus brief in support of access to public records.
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