NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to California’s One-Gun-Per-Month Restriction

posted on June 5, 2024
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Your NRA has filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Nguyen v. Bonta. Nguyen is a challenge to California’s law prohibiting the purchase of more than one firearm within any 30-day period. Signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019, the law quickly ran into trouble in the wake of the Bruen decision.

In March of this year, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held California’s one-gun-per-month restriction unconstitutional on the basis of the Bruen precedent, as there is a distinct lack of any historically similar laws. The State then appealed that decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

You NRA filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit in support of the plaintiffs and in affirmation of the district court’s ruling. The brief argues that California’s law violates the Second Amendment because the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to acquire firearms. In this vein, multiple gun purchases per month were common in early America, and there were no historical limitations on the number of firearms that law-abiding citizens could purchase.

Those interested in the particulars of this case can read NRA’s brief by clicking here.

Established in 1975, the Nation Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These efforts include enacting laws that recognize the right of honest citizens to carry firearms for self-protection; preemption bills to prevent attacks on gun owner rights by local anti-gun politicians, and fighting for legislation to prevent the bankrupting of America’s firearms industry through reckless lawsuits. Stay tuned to for future updates on NRA-ILA’s ongoing efforts to defend your constitutional rights, and to for the latest news on hunting, conservation and related issues affecting hunters across the country.


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