Geeks + Guns

Keep up on the newest, geekiest weaponry in the planetary arsenals!

Promote peace through superior firepower!

Have we mentioned that this isn't your fathers' 2nd Amendment Website?

Something Completely Different


So You Say

How might conservatives regain power?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Cryo Chamber


The Second Amendment Foundation, healing The Calguns Foundation and three California

residents today filed a lawsuit seeking to vindicate the right to bear arms

against arbitrary state infringement.

Nearly all states allow qualified law-abiding citizens to carry guns for

self-defense, stuff but a few states allow local officials to arbitrarily decide who

may exercise this core Second Amendment right. In the action filed today,

Plaintiffs challenge the policies of two California Sheriffs, in Sacramento and

Yolo counties, who reject the basic human right of self defense by refusing to

issue ordinary people gun carry permits. Of course, violent criminals in the

impacted counties continue to carry guns without police permission.

Read more…
State scientist Deanna Sykes believes her sexual orientation and small stature

makes her an appealing target for criminals, particularly as she often

transports firearms as a competitive shooter and firearms instructor.


am highly qualified to defend myself against the sort of crime that the Sheriff

cannot, despite his best efforts, completely eradicate,” Sykes said. “Violent

crime is a real risk in our society, but happily, we enjoy the right to defend

ourselves from it.”

Andrew Witham has over 15 years experience as a

police officer in Britain, and is licensed to carry a firearm while working as a

private investigator and campus public safety officer. But despite having been

the target of death threats stemming from his work in security, Sheriff John

McGinness saw to it that Witham’s license to carry a gun while away from work

was revoked upon Witham’s relocation to Sacramento.

“I’m allowed to

defend other people,” said Witham, “so why can’t I defend myself, where the Bill

of Rights guarantees me that right?”

Adam Richards, a Northern

California attorney, would also exercise his right to bear arms in self-

defense. But the Yolo County Sheriff’s policy on gun permit applications is:

don’t bother. “How can the Sheriff tell whether I am capable of responsibly

exercising my Second Amendment rights, when he doesn’t even acknowledge that

these rights exist?”

Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in

this case, said, “It’s a shame that these Sheriffs don’t think that self-defense

is a ‘good cause’ to exercise the right to bear arms, but we’re confident the

Second Amendment reflects a better policy.”

Added co-counsel Donald

Kilmer, “The California carry licensing system is being abused by some officials

who are hostile to self-defense rights. The police can regulate the carrying of

guns, and that includes preventing dangerous people from being armed. Complete

deprivation of the right to bear arms, however, is not an option under our


“The Supreme Court’s decision last year in the Heller case

shows that there is both a right to keep arms and a right to bear arms,” said

SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. “In most states, authorities do not deny a license to

carry an operable firearm to any law-abiding applicant that completes training

and a background check. This is also the practice throughout much of California.

These two Sheriffs must respect the constitutional rights of their citizens to

bear arms.”

“California is often a leader in so many ways, but our state

lags badly in streamlining its firearms laws,” said Gene Hoffman, Chairman of

The Calguns Foundation. “We need 21st century gun laws that respect our

Constitutional rights, and adopt modern, widely accepted practices that work

well throughout the United States. Hopefully this action will serve as a wake-up

call to our legislators, and to those officials who stubbornly resist

accommodating Second Amendment rights. If they don’t reform, reform will come

through litigation.”

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the

nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal

action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own

and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than

650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better

inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

The Calguns

Foundation ( is a non-profit legal defense fund for

California gun owners. The Calguns foundation works to educate government and

the public and protect the rights of individuals to own and lawfully use

firearms in California

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>