CRPA Files Briefs in Duncan & Rhode Cases

February 22, 2023

This week, the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) filed briefs in both Duncan v. Bonta and Rhode v. Bonta.  Both briefs were in response to state filings requested by Judge Roger Benitez, who called on the state to provide the “historical context” for the laws at issue in keeping with the Bruen decision.

In the briefs, CRPA fires back at the state’s use of citations that were either irrelevant or intended to misdirect the court’s attention.  In some cases, the state even attempted to use arguments and opinions of experts as relevant guides to how the court should act.  But, as the Duncan brief points out, “….the best way we have to know what laws the people of a different time would have considered acceptable is by looking at the laws they enacted.”

“Throughout their poorly reasoned briefs, the state plays word games and even cites blatantly racist laws in an attempt to cloud the inescapable fact that cases like Heller and Bruen provide a very clear roadmap for the court in these pending cases,” states CRPA President & General Counsel Chuck Michel. “In the end, the state simply fails and our responses make that very clear.”

The Second Amendment doesn’t limit a person’s access to ammunition or the number of rounds in a magazine any more than the First Amendment limits one’s access to typewriter ribbon or predetermines the number of words that can be used.

The Second Amendment Reckoning is in FULL SWING!  Join us as we seek victory in these two important cases!