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09-01-2011, 3:37 PM
Sometimes in all the noise we forget that some gun groups actually do focus and intelligently work in common.

You've seen Gene Hoffman's posting of the CRPA Foundation's and NRA's excellent amicus briefs on the Richards v. Prieto "carry" case.
He didn't elaborate much as he was climbing on or off a plane.

Note CGF's partner in this case, SAF, has posted this nice thank-you:



For Immediate Release: 9/1/2011

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today thanked the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Foundation for filing amicus briefs in SAF’s challenge of Yolo County, California’s policies that exploit the state’s regulations on the issuance of concealed firearms carry permits.

Joining SAF in that lawsuit is the CalGuns Foundation. The case is known as Richards v. Prieto. It targets Yolo County’s arbitrary policy that requires CCW applicants to provide good cause for obtaining a permit, and subjects each applicant to a “moral character” standard. “The policies practices in Yolo County are clearly unconstitutional and should be overturned,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “We filed the lawsuit because citizens should not be subjected to such policies simply in an effort to exercise their rights to bear arms for personal protection.

“We are delighted that our good friends at both the NRA and CRPA have filed briefs in support of this cause,” he continued. “Authorities in Yolo County who are trying to perpetuate this egregious policy despite the Supreme Court’s clear determination that self-defense is a cornerstone tenet of the right to keep and bear arms.”

Gottlieb noted that the overwhelming majority of the states have adopted shall-issue statutes for concealed carry licenses or permits, and that they have worked remarkably well by removing the authority from local officials who may want to abuse complicated regulations such as those that exist in the Golden State.

“State and local governments should be scrambling to review, and where necessary, adjust firearms laws and regulations in the wake of two Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment,” Gottlieb said. “When local governments continue to resist, rather than comply with, the principles and spirit of high court rulings and the Constitution, we’ll continue to meet them in court. As NRA and CRPAF have demonstrated with their briefs in this case, when we take people to court, we’re going to have company.”

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09-01-2011, 3:51 PM
Remember the CRPA, the NRA and the SAF as well as CGF in your donations. United, we are powerful. We're on a roll and need to keep up the momentum.

09-01-2011, 3:58 PM
This is shocking when it should be common. JMHO

I hope CGF/SAF will reciprocate w/some NRA case(s), and that the NRA will then reciprocate w/their own "Thank you"s.

09-01-2011, 4:57 PM
This is the way it should be.

Sometimes we place too much emphasis in "who gets the credit" and lose sight of the real goal, which is the governmental acceptance and enforcement of the right to keep and bear arms in the manner anticipated by the founders when they wrote the Second Amendment.

Kudos to Alan Gottlieb for breaking the etymological thickets that have unwittingly prevented more concerted and concentrated action in the past.

Purple K
09-01-2011, 9:08 PM
Synergies I tell you synergies!

09-01-2011, 9:14 PM
Gun Rights ARE Civil Rights

Civil rights activists have many friends from many places with many paths leading to the same mutual goal.

Kudos to SAF for stepping forward.