Gun owners win a round in California court as ISRA braces members for continued fight for rights
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard A. Pearson did not hold back his enthusiasm in a recent bulletin he sent to members celebrating a victory for the Second Amendment as the result of a California court case.
“The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) has won a major court case despite well-financed opposition from Everytown and Never Again California, two of the [Michael] Bloomberg front groups,” Pearson stated in the bulletin.
According to Pearson, at issue is the way the Del Mar Fairgrounds adopted anti-gun policies that blocked gun shows from being held at the facility. In response, Judge Cathy Bencivengo issued a preliminary injunction against Del Mar, prohibiting the company from enforcing their anti-gun policies.
The two groups referenced by Pearson, he said, are anti-gun organizations funded by former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
“All of these draconian laws clearly have nothing to do with fighting crime but are an attack on the private ownership of firearms,” Pearson said. “All of these laws stem from Michael Bloomberg, the sugar daddy of Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and a plethora of local anti-gun front groups.”
Pearson pointed to additional cases happening in California and another in New York as more examples of the growing attacks on law-abiding gun owners.
“The CRPA is also challenging, in court, California’s new ammunition background check system,” Pearson said. “The CRPA is a co-plaintiff with the NRA and Olympic shooter Kim Rhode.”