Founded way back in 1875, the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) is an organization of sportsmen dedicated to the preservation of our American heritage. In this age of constant political attacks on the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legitimate purposes, the CRPA is the state organization dedicated to protecting firearm freedoms and promoting shooting sports solely in the State of California.

CRPA’s lobbyist in Sacramento fights adverse firearms legislation and advances laws that will protect your rights.

CRPA’s Counsel for Litigation and Local Affairs files appropriate litigation against the state or cities that pass unconstitutional or illegal ill-conceived gun control laws, monitors local legislative efforts, and mobilizes CRPA’s resources to oppose those efforts as necessary.

CRPA’s bimonthly publication, The Firing Line and website keeps its members abreast of current legislative and shooting news, as well as offering a public forum so members can express their views in print.

Though the CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association, the CRPA is a stand alone California non-profit corporation, independently controlled by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s members include: law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents.

Historically, the CRPA has played an important role in promoting the shooting sports by conducting state championship matches for adults and young shooters, teaching firearms safety, and supporting state teams to the national championships each year.


  • Supreme Court refuses to re-hear Peruta, but the battle for the right to carry is far from over June 26, 2017
    Today, the United States Supreme Court officially declined to review the NRA and CRPA supported case of Peruta v. California (formerly known as Peruta v. San Diego). The case made history in 2014 when a 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit held that the San Diego County Sheriff’s restrictive “good cause” policy for the issuance … Continued The post Supreme Cou […]
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  • Firing Line Radio Show Episodes June 8, 2017
    Click on links below for Firing Line Radio Show episodes   June 3, 2017 on Firing Line Radio Show The post Firing Line Radio Show Episodes appeared first on California Rifle & Pistol Association.
  • Stop AB 424! May 8, 2017
    AB 424, which will strip your local school superintendent or those with equivalent authority of their right to give written authority for an individual to possess a firearm within a school zone, could be coming up for a vote any day now in the Assembly. It is urgent that you contact your Assembly member today and … Continued The post Stop AB 424! appeared fi […]
  • Attention CA Gun Owners! CRPA/NRA Future Webinar May 8, 2017
    Attention California Gun Owners: Register Now to Attend CRPA/NRA’s Webinars Explaining The Pending DOJ “Assault weapon” and “Large Capacity” Magazine Regulations Late last year, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) released a series of proposed administrative / executive regulations that defined certain legal terms in a way that turned thousands of pre […]
    Saturday, May 6, 2017       9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Redondo Information Technology Center 811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 OBJECTIVE California has some of the most confusing and complicated firearms laws in the nation. And now more laws are on the way!!! An attorney from the law firm of Michel & … Continued The post GUN LAW FOR G […]
  • Peruta Update May 1, 2017
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) met in conference to discuss the CRPA and NRA Peruta V. San Diego case. This morning, SCOTUS released their orders list, but Peruta was not included. While being omitted from the orders list could mean a number of things, it is better than being on … Continued The post Peruta Update appeared first […]
  • Attention Fresno County Gun Owners April 27, 2017
    CRPA and NRA are ready to file an important lawsuit on behalf of all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters here in California. To ensure our lawsuit represents the interest of as many California gun owners as possible, we need individuals who are willing to serve as plaintiffs. We are looking for individual gun owners … Continued The post Attention Fres […]
  • BREAKING: CRPA and NRA File Lawsuit Challenging California’s “Assault Weapon” Ban! April 24, 2017
    Today, April 24, attorneys supported by CRPA and NRA filed the first of many critical lawsuits; the first step in restoring the full freedoms of the Second Amendment in California. This lawsuit challenges California’s newly expanded “Assault Weapon Control Act” (AWCA). The AWCA makes it illegal to manufacture, sell, transport, import or transfer hundreds of […]
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit, Bauer v. Becerra (formerly known as Bauer v. Harris). Filed in 2011, Bauer challenges California’s unconstitutional use of millions of dollars it has collected through overcharging law-abiding gun purchasers $19 for the cost the California … […]
  • City of West Covina to Select New Police Chief  April 21, 2017
    City of West Covina to Hold Community Outreach Meeting for Selection of New Chief of Police On Tuesday, April 25, the City of West Covina will hold a special meeting to solicit input from residents and businesses regarding the recruitment of a new Chief of Police. The current Chief, David Faulkner, will be retiring later this year. The … Continued The post C […]


Every dollar that CRPA receives stays and works in California to support your hunting and Second Amendment rights.

Why Join CRPA

CRPA Member Benefits and Services


1. Represents California firearms owners.
2. Defends the right to self-defense.
3. Gets your message out.
4. Trains gun owners.
5. Promotes safe gun ownership & use.
6. Sanctions championship shooting competitions.
7. Protects the hunting and shooting sports.
8. Keeps you informed.

With Your Membership in the CRPA You Will:

Receive the informative bi-monthly magazine, The Firing Line. It’s timely, educational and has the information you’ve asked for, want and need.

Learn about the most recent voting records of political candidates – know who your pro-gun representatives are – it’s your valuable election guide.

Obtain for Free a copy of Know Your California Gun Laws, your CRPA Member decal and membership card.

Participate in CRPA supported State competitive shooting events

Protect your right to keep and use firearms – for sports, hobby, and peace of mind.

Maintain your right to self-defense – protect yourself when no one else will.

Honor America’s firearms heritage – It’s your Constitutional legacy.

Fight fanatical firearms restrictions – Your voice does make a difference.

Promote and supports organized, competitive and recreational shooting activities.

Support the only California-based gun owner’s rights organization with a full-time, salaried legislative advocate in Sacramento.

Combat firearms abuse through enhanced criminal penalties and law enforcement.

Support youth firearm activities such as the Jr. Olympics Training Camps, Junior State Championships and safety training.


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