ALERT! SB 2 LAWSUIT!
The California Legislature loves nothing better than giving the middle finger to the Constitution, and Leftist legislators have been doing some celebratory fist bumping with the passage of SB 2, the bill that designates the majority of the state as a “sensitive place,” thus banning the concealed carrying of a firearm.
LEFTIST PARTY-TIME MAY BE SHORT LIVED BECAUSE THE LAWSUIT THAT WILL CHALLENGE SB 2 IN THE COURTS IS READY TO GO!
WE HAVE ANTICIPATED SB 2’S PASSAGE AND WASTED NO TIME IN COORDINATING WITH A STRONG AND ROBUST COALITION OF SECOND AMENDMENT PARTNERS IN PURSUING THIS LEGAL ACTION.
GOC is proud to stand with the California Rifle & Pistol Association, Second Amendment Foundation, the Liberal Gun Club of California and our own Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation.
We are confident we will be successful in overturning this unconstitutional law, but we need your help.
The criminal use of firearms is an inconvenient truth the Legislature is very comfortable ignoring, which is why, in the past 72 hours, 4 people died in 8 shootings in Oakland. Legislators have the freedom to play fast and loose with the truth because the media is too lazy to call them on it. When SB 2 was heard, pro-gun legislators stood to defend the rights of the law abiding, and were summarily cut off and personally denigrated by several Democrat members. While we expect nothing less from liars and cheats, the testimony showed that the California Legislature is a melting pot of progressive evil.
Just weeks ago, an Obama appointed Judge barred the most significant portions of a Hawaii law that mirrors SB 2 from taking place. (To read GOC’s comments, click HERE, the full decision, HERE and note additional court challenges below.)
Sam Paredes, Gun Owners of California’s Executive Director said “When an Obama-appointed Judge makes the point in an extremely comprehensive ruling that ‘the vast majority of individuals in the United States with concealed carry permits are law-abiding…’ we know full-well that we have excellent standing. Plus, we also have the Bruen decision firmly in our corner, which explicitly warned against expanding the definition of sensitive places to include vast areas used by the public at-large.”
Remember, these are all fights that we WILL win, but only if we stay engaged.
In other legislative news, the Legislature also passed AB 28, which establishes an 11% excise tax on guns and ammo; this new law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2024. Rest assured a legal challenge will be forthcoming on this matter as well. It is impermissible to tax an enumerated constitutional right.
You can’t tax free speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to worship and you cannot tax the right to keep and bear arms, PERIOD!
**California follows in the footsteps of Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Hawaii. Federal courts in those other jurisdictions have already enjoined laws like SB 2. These rulings include, but are not limited to: Antonyuk v. Hochul, No. 1:22-CV-0986 (GTS/CFH), 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 201944 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 7, 2022); Koons v. Platkin, No. CV 22-7463 (RMB/AMD), 2023 WL 3478604(D.N.J. May 16, 2023); and Wolford v. Lopez, No. CV 23-00265 LEK-WRP, 2023 WL 5043805, at *1 (D. Haw. Aug. 8, 2023).