CGF's Cases Just Got A New Lease On Life

Remember when Gavin Newsom said, “As California goes, so goes the nation?”
Not only did the Lieutenant Governor show how much he hates freedom last Tuesday with the passage of his anti-Second Amendment ballot measure, he was proven dead wrong.
Despite his best urging that the country takes its lead from California, The United States rejected the gun grabbers and elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
I’m sure you know what this means to the Second Amendment, but let me remind you:
The ninth Supreme Court seat will likely be filled with a justice who honors the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
More importantly, this means we can appeal anti-gun decisions from the Ninth Circuit to the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
If the Ninth sets us back in critical gun rights cases such as Silvester v. Harris or Teixeira v. County of Alameda, we can appeal it the highest court in the land and fundamentally impact gun rights for the rest of the country.
So just like Newsom said, “As California goes, so goes the nation”, but perhaps in our favor this time.
But we can’t reach those heights without your support.
Chip in $100, $200, or even $45 in honor of our new president TODAY. We’re getting closer to the end of the tax year so take advantage of how your contribution to CGF is tax-deductible and fund the fight for your civil rights.
The Second Amendment has been given a new lease on life in California. Let’s run with it.
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Two Californians Named to Trump's Second Amendment Coalition

President-Elect Donald Trump unveiled his Second Amendment Coalition shortly before his election this week. Two Californians were named to the list: U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock and Olympic shooter Kim Rhode. Via a release:

“My father defends the Second Amendment, so that you and I and your spouse and your children can take care of themselves when someone much stronger, much meaner and much more vicious than them tries to break into their home, "said Coalition Chairman Donald J. Trump, Jr. “It's not just a hobby or something I do on the weekends. It's a lifestyle; and as my father often says, ‘this is about self-defense, plain and simple.’”
“This election isn’t about the next four years. It’s about the next forty years, so voting for Hillary Clinton, or not voting, is simply not an option,” said Coalition Chairman Christopher Cox. “The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that we have a fundamental, individual right to protect ourselves and our families with a firearm in our own homes. Clinton said the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.’ A Clinton Supreme Court means your right to own a firearm is gone.”

Read more here.

Advance Gun Rights, Support Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Kamala Harris

Among all the bluster over Tuesday’s election and what it means for our liberties, The Calguns Foundation has been working diligently at the very same time at advancing gun rights.
This week, we have JUST concluded the deposition phase in our case, Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris!
This case challenges state law prohibiting firearms dealers from displaying handgun advertisements that are visible from the outside of their place of business, thus suppressing the free speech of business owners to accurately market their goods to the public.
While we have other cases in the courts that seek to restore your Second Amendment rights, Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris is important for gun owners for a variety of other, but equally important reasons.
By outlawing handgun ads from outside businesses, the state “otherizes” the gun culture! Those who seek civilian disarmament are not only attacking the Second Amendment head-on, but are also attacking us from our flanks using the First Amendment.
The Bill of Rights is a package deal. If we can't speak about guns, we can't fight for the Second Amendment.
Think about all of the businesses that are barred from accurately advertising their products. There is stigma to them while societal and cultural norms make you feel “guilty” for entering them. This is, in turn, suppresses business and gives the government reason to further regulate them out of existence.
That’s why it is CRUCIAL for us to beat Kamala Harris in our case! Our right to bear arms is sacred and the government shouldn’t be creating new ways to erode it away!
We’re now moving to the brief filling period, which will run through the end of the year.
Support Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris! NOW to actually make an impact in protecting your gun rights.
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CCW Initiative Update: November 1, 2016

As part of The Calguns Foundation's ongoing efforts to better understand, and increase the number and accessibility of California carry carry licenses, we've published a number of new documents over at our re-designed Carry License Sunshine and Compliance Initiative county information center, located here.
The goal of our re-designed CCW information center is to provide a simple, straightforward way for our members, supporters, and the public to get objective, evidence-based information about the carry license policies and practices of each California county sheriff (and, soon, many cities).
Over the coming days, we'll be pushing out information for each of the 58 county sheriffs, including (to the extent they've been provided to us) local policies, approved applications, denied applications, and other records. We're also going to be making it as easy as possible to find out how and where to apply in your county.
And, of course, we'll be reviewing all of this information for things we believe to be unconstitutional or unlawful under relevant state statutes.
Now that the Ninth Circuit has decided the Peruta and Richards right-to-carry cases, we believe that there are still a great number of different opportunities to improve law-abiding peoples' access to their Second Amendment rights -- through research, education, cooperative efforts with licensing agencies, and, where necessary, legal action.
So far this year, we've acquired thousands and thousands of pages of important CCW information at significant expense (public records usually cost between $0.10 and $0.50 per page, plus the time is takes to compile, redact, and analyze the data). Please consider chipping in and making a tax-deductible donation to support this CCW program and our many pro-gun lawsuits.
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Fund These Immediate Pro-Gun Efforts Now

Let's cut to the chase:
CGF needs to raise $3,000 by MIDNIGHT on Halloween to fully fund two CRITICAL pro-gun litigation and research programs.
First, we’re currently evaluating all 58 California sheriff concealed carry policies and we’re preparing to roll out our policy grades beginning in November. This program will bring sunlight to all law-abiding Californians seeking to defend themselves and will educate them on whether their elected officials allows them to freely exercise their innate rights protected by the Second Amendment.
This will be an ongoing program that will take us into the new year and we need YOUR donation RIGHT NOW to ensure it reaches its full completion.
Next, we’re currently in the deposition phase in our case, Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris. This case challenges state law prohibiting firearms dealers from displaying handgun advertisements that are visible from the outside of their place of business. A victory here will give way for gun shops to accurately advertise their products just like any other law abiding business in California.
We’ll be filing briefs through the end of the year and it is CRUCIAL that you make sure our lawsuit is fully resourced.
Help us reach our our $3,000 by Midnight MONDAY.
All donations to CGF are tax-deductible and 2016 is almost over so make your tax-deductible donation today!
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