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.


  • Anti-Gun Forces Seek to Ban Del Mar Gun Show April 21, 2018
    On Tuesday, April 24, dozens of anti-gun advocates are expected to attend the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s Board of Directors meeting to request the Board end the use of the Del Mar Fairgrounds by the widely popular and family friendly Crossroads of the West Gun Show.  This isn’t the first time anti-gun advocates have sought to put an end to… The […]
  • Victory For CCW Holders April 20, 2018
    CA Fish and Game Commission to Allow Archery Hunters to Carry Firearms Following NRA and CRPA Petition   April 19, 2018 – The California Fish and Game Commission voted to approve a petition submitted by NRA and CRPA attorneys seeking to allow big game archery hunters to carry a firearm for the purposes of self-defense while in… The post Victory For CCW Holde […]
  • CRPA Strikes Back April 20, 2018
    CRPA and the California Hunter’s Conservation Coalition have stopped a major anti-gun offensive. As many of you know, Assemblyman Holden’s (D) AB 3199 was introduced earlier this session as an attack against pro-Second Amendment and pro-hunting organizations. AB 3199 originally aimed to outlaw firearms raffles, which was a direct attack on pro-Second Amendme […]
  • Gun Hating Senator Thinks Third Time Will Be The Charm April 17, 2018
    Senator Portantino is making the third go at our Constitutional rights. SB 1100 aims to resurrect the failed one long-gun per month pipe-dream and to restrict the sale and transfer of firearms to anyone under the age of 21. When an anti-gun bill fails to pass not once, but twice, in California, you know it… The post Gun Hating Senator Thinks Third Time Will […]
  • Stop The Gun & Ammo Tax April 13, 2018
    Assemblyman Jim Cooper wants a blank check to tax law abiding gun owners! AB 2497 (Cooper, D) wants to create a new tax on firearms and ammunition in order to pay for increased security at California schools. While CRPA is in favor of protecting our students, it is ludicrous to attempt to fund that protection… The post Stop The Gun & Ammo Tax appeared fi […]
  • 2A Gatekeeper: Committee Chair Stifles Pro-Gun Bills April 11, 2018
    Assembly Public Safety Committee Chair, Reggie Jones-Sawyer is no friend of the 2nd Amendment. While Gavin Newsom and Kevin De Leon may steal the anti-gun spotlight, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer does more damage to the Second Amendment than either of them on a daily basis. As the chair of the public safety committee, he is the gatekeeper… The post 2A Gatekeeper: […]
  • Winning the Fight for Affordable Hunting! April 11, 2018
    Today we have taken a major step towards making hunting accessible and affordable to all California’s youth. AB 2151 passed Assembly Appropriations and is now headed to the assembly floor. Under current law, big game tags cost children hundreds of dollars, making hunting opportunities unaffordable for many families. AB 2151 seeks to create affordable apprent […]
  • Legislative Alert: Two Pro Hunting Bills Move Forward April 10, 2018
    Two pro-hunting bills move forward. Today CRPA has scored a major legislative victory in the fight for hunting in our state. Both AB 2670 (Kiley, R) and 2805 (Bigelow, R) passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water Parks and Wildlife. Each of these bills is an excellent step toward ensuring affordable hunting and common… The post Legislative Alert: Two Pro […]
  • Support Science Based Pig Management April 9, 2018
    CRPA is proud to support AB 2805 (Bigelow, R) which makes it easier for hunters and land owners to maintain wild pig populations. Currently, in California, wild pigs are an invasive species that do incalculable damage to wildlife. In addition to the damage they do to native species and undeveloped land, wild pigs also do… The post Support Science Based Pig M […]
  • CRPA Legislative Affairs – April 2018 April 6, 2018
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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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