“The right to bear arms is a fundamental right bestowed upon the people of this country,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) “Responsible gun ownership is not only for sport but a matter of public safety.”
Nielsen added, “Convicted criminals are being let out earlier under the state’s public safety realignment. And local law enforcement officials lack the resources to fully protect our families and our property from these dangerous criminals.”
The California Rifle and Pistol Association’s President Jim Shea applauded Nielsen’s strong commitment to protect the rights of gun owners, remarking on the key role he plays in the Legislature.
“Sen. Nielsen has a reputation for taking a very principled approach to his work in the legislature. We appreciate his understanding of our principles and for fiercely fighting to protect our rights.”
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.
The CRPA is a 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.