BENITEZ UPDATE – Plus More 2A News

July 24, 2023

Last week GOC reported that Southern Federal District Court Judge Roger Benitez was set to hear oral arguments in the case that challenges California’s ammunition registration scheme, Rhode v Bonta. As with each case that has come before Judge Benitez, we are eager to hear his decision as he has been consistently well-reasoned and thorough when it comes to rulings regarding the Second Amendment. According to the plaintiff attorneys, the Judge assured all parties in attendance that although his court calendar is demanding, he is taking the utmost care in evaluating the merits of each case before him, which includes California’s magazine ban, “assault weapons” ban, as well as a ban on “billy” clubs.

GOC, who has filed an amicus brief on Rhode v Bonta, fully recognizes that this will be appealed to a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit, regardless of how Benitez rules.  The anti-gun Left will not let this stand and that’s why we are in it to win it – before the Supreme Court.

For those individuals who have been denied ammunition purchases, GOC encourages you to email the details of your refusal to

AS OUR LEGAL EFFORTS CONTINUE, WE ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US!  We are in hostile territory but are making enormous inroads in the aftermath of the Bruen ruling.
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Fed Judge Upholds San Jose Gun Ownership Tax, Insurance Mandate | The Reload
Bad ruling: shows the importance of appointing judges who uphold the Constitution.

CA’s Proposed 11% Gun and Ammo Tax Moves Step Closer to Reality | GV Wire
Disappointing, but not surprising given the legislative makeup.

Sorry, Gov – Citizens Want to Use Guns to Defend Themselves | The Heritage Foundation
Sorry not sorry! The 2A is here to stay, Newsom.

San Francisco Backs Down After 2A Foundation Vows To Sue | Ammoland
Shocker:  Standing strong is better than bending the knee.

CA Judge Hears Case on Ammo Law, More Gun Control Cases to Follow | AmmoLand
We are praying for another pro-2A decision by Judge Benitez.

96% of Gun Related Deaths of “Children & Teens” From Criminal Use | Ammoland
This just goes to show the real epidemic is mental illness.

Brave Gun-Toting Woman Fends off Burglars During Robbery | RedState
A must-read story of self-defense.

Now Sen. Chris Murphy Targets Military Gun Owners in Defense Bills | NSSF
Simply put, Chris Murphy is a gun-grabbing tyrant.

Oops: Photo Shows ATF Agent Break Basic Safety Rules at Gun Range | Breitbart
Maybe we would be safer if we confiscated the ATF’s firearms – for safety reasons.

Brazil’s Private Gun Ownership Up, Murder Rate Down | Ammoland
Unfortunately, new leadership turns them back to gun control.

Gilgo Beach Murders Used to Smear Gun Owners… | AmmoLand
Perpetrator had cache of guns but strangled victims.