On July 21, 2021 a coalition of Second Amendment organizations from California to New Jersey announced the filing of an important merits-stage U.S. Supreme Court brief in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen supporting the right to bear arms while in public.
Riverside County Gun Owners (including the California County Gun Owners organizations) is one of the groups who joined in on the brief with a statement from our very own SDCGO Executive Director, Michael Schwartz who stated,
“The right to carry is a focus of our organization because our members see it as essential to their freedom and their right to self-defense. We filed this brief because a ruling in our favor will put an end to California’s sheriffs and police chiefs requiring that carry license applicants provide proof of ‘good cause’ and make it possible for millions more law-abiding Californians to exercise their right to bear arms in public, especially in hostile counties like Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area”
This is one of many critical cases in the fight to restore our Second Amendment rights and we as an organization vow to continue with effective activism to ensure its preservation.