In Light of Pending Legislation, See “A Legacy of Injustice” Again

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Alarming Video About the Victims of California’s Indecipherable “Assault Weapon” Law Banning Certain Modern Sporting Rifles Is Now More Compelling Than Ever

A Legacy of Injustice: The California “Assault Weapons” Control Act 20 Years

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Twenty years after it’s passage, the California “assault weapon” law has only a legacy of injustice. Considering the gun ban lobby’s plans for the future, Matt Corwin’s exemplary horror story has never been more timely. Matt is a former military police officer who was attending Los Angeles City College while on injured reserve leave from the Army before being reactivated. He was active in conservative politics on campus. On April 23, 2007, someone from his school called the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and told Detectives about Matt’s “MySpace” page, which depicted several legal firearms, as well as videos of Mr. Corwin shooting at a range. From there, Matt’s horror story began.
Now, the CRPA Foundation, in cooperation with National Rifle Association (NRA) News, has re-released a video documenting the outlandishness of California’s law banning certain semi-automatic sporting firearms, and the burdens it places on law abiding gun owners.

California law essentially bans the possession of certain firearms legally designated as “assault weapons.” But the term “assault weapon” has no meaning in technical firearm parlance. It is a purely legal term, arbitrarily defined by statute and administrative regulations, and contrary to common sense. As a result, there is tremendous confusion about what is an “assault weapon” under the law. (To read about these laws please visit the Legal Resources sections at:

Private citizens are not alone in their confusion over what is regulated by California’s “assault weapon” law. Police, prosecutors, judges, and even the “experts” are equally confused. Many of these leaders are interviewed in the video.

Watch “A Legacy of Injustice,” and consider how counter productive this law is, and how easily you or your family could become an accidental criminal under California’s vague gun laws.
Several other fascinating videos, including High Capacity Magazine Ban For What??, Dr. Michael Welner Forensic Psychiatrist – Why CT Shooter Adam Lanza Killed and Who is Victoria Soto? are also posted on the Michel Lawyers Youtube page. Subscribe!

Seventeen years ago the NRA and the California Rifle and Pistol Association joined forces to fight local gun bans being written and pushed in California by the gun ban lobby. Their coordinated efforts became the NRA/CRPA “Local Ordinance Project” (LOP) – a statewide campaign to fight ill-conceived local efforts at gun control and educate politicians about available programs that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. The NRA/CRPA LOP has had tremendous success in beating back most of these anti-self-defense proposals.

In addition to fighting local gun bans, for decades the NRA has been litigating dozens of cases in California courts to promote the right to self-defense and the 2nd Amendment. In the post Heller and McDonald legal environment, the NRA and the CRPA Foundation have formed the NRA/CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP), a joint venture to pro-actively strike down ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances and advance the rights of firearms owners, specifically in California. Sometimes, success is more likely when LAP’s litigation efforts are kept low profile, so the details of every lawsuit are not always released.

To see a partial list of the LOP and LAP’s past efforts and recent accomplishments, or to contribute to the NRA or to the NRA/CRPAF LAP and support this and similar Second Amendment cases, visit and