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California: Bureau of Land Management Upholds Federal Authority Over Federal Land

Monday, January 7, 2019

California: Bureau of Land Management Upholds Federal Authority Over Federal Land

On November 13, 2018, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob introduced a proposed ordinance to ban recreational shooting on land around Donohoe Mountain and Pink Gate.  The land is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency of the US Department of the Interior.  Jacob assured her colleagues that the BLM approved the ban, even though a BLM representative was not present at any of the Board of Supervisors’ meetings nor submitted a written statement on the proposed ordinance. 

The NRA and CRPA notified the Board in  several letters and in public testimony that the proposed ordinance was unconstitutional, that the Board had no authority over Federal land management, and that the ban, if approved, would be overturned.  Despite NRA and CRPA efforts and absent a written position from the BLM, the Board approved the ordinance.  Following the Board’s ill-advised action, the NRA contacted BLM headquarters expressing concern and opposition over the Board’s breach of Federal sovereignty.  The BLM was in agreement and advised the Board that the shooting ban was preempted by Federal law.   

The combined efforts of the NRA, CRPA as well as local groups were critical in bringing to light the illegality of the Board’s action.  Gun owners throughout San Diego attended meetings and let officials know that the ban was not lawful.  The NRA and CRPA thanked all those activists for their efforts. 

Just to insure that the unlawful ordinance is rescinded, NRA and CRPA sent a pre-litigation letter to the Board insisting that the ordinance be repealed immediately. 

This is a big win in California and hopefully one that will make other anti-gun jurisdictions stop to think before attempting to enact laws against gun owners and recreational shooters. 

Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight web page for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting.  HF 716 will ...

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

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NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

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Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

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