Update on Amicus Briefs Asking US Supreme Court to Grant Certiorari to PERUTA v. San Diego

On January 12, 2017, a petition was filed with the United States Supreme Court asking them to review the case of Peruta v. San Diego, which seeks to confirm that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense.

Last week, it was reported that “a number of important amicus curiae briefs were filed in support of the Plaintiffs’ (the California Rifle and Pistol Association) petition urging the Supreme Court to take the case. These critical briefs come from a number of diverse and influential sources, including state governors, prominent law enforcement officials and organizations, high-profile civil rights groups, and twenty-six states…”

Gun Owners of California is pleased to be among this distinguished group of 2 nd Amendment patriots. Chuck Michel, CRPA President and Chief Legal Counsel, credited GOC on Just Guns Radio for playing an important role as a leading “amicus wrangler” (we love that), assisting in the coordination and funding of additional Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court Briefs) to support this very important case.

To read the briefs filed by the individuals/groups, click on the links below:


Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

National Rifle Association of America, Inc.

The Governors of Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, South Carolina, and South Dakota

The States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Western States Sheriffs’ Association, California Reserve Peace Officers Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, Law Enforcement Action Network, Law Enforcement Alliance of America, and Sheriffs from 17 California counties

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.; Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc.; Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc.; Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc.; Maryland State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.; and Gun Owners of California

In a statement made by the Plaintiff,“the briefs are now being circulated to the Justices and their respective clerks. The Supreme Court should issue a decision soon as to whether it will hear the Peruta case. CRPA thanks all of the groups and individuals who came together to support this important case.”

Gun Owners of California is proud to be a strong part of this effort.