FPC Sues California Over Just-Signed SB2 ‘Sensitive Places’ Carry Restriction Law

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Today, California’s proudly hoplophobic, perpetually self-promoting Governor Gavin Newsom indulged all of the California legislature’s worst anti-gun instincts and signed into laws a huge slate of gun rights restriction bills. One of them, naturally, was SB2 a classic Bruen response bill meant to limit the places permit-holding Californians can legally carry a firearm.

Yes, that directly contradicts the opinion in Bruen, but that hasn’t stopped other usual suspect states like New York, New Jersey and others from taking that same tack.

The Firearms Policy Coalition knew this was coming, of course, and almost simultaneously filed a federal lawsuit challenging the regulatory middle finger California raised at both the Supreme Court and gun owners.

Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging multiple parts of California SB2, which unilaterally declares numerous locations as “sensitive places” where California will now ban the carry of firearms by licensed, law-abiding Californians. The complaint in Carralero v. Bonta can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.
“SB2 restricts where persons with licenses to carry a concealed weapon may legally exercise their constitutional right to wear, carry, or transport firearms. And it does so in ways that are fundamentally inconsistent with the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen,” argues the complaint. “The Second Amendment does not tolerate these restrictions. This Court should enter judgment enjoining their enforcement and declaring them unconstitutional.”
“With Gov. Newsom’s signing of SB2 today, California continues to exhibit its disdain for the rights of Californians, the U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s General Counsel and Vice President of Legal, and FPC’s counsel. “Unfortunately for California, and contrary to Governor Newsom’s misguided statements, the state does not have the power to unilaterally overrule individual rights and constitutional protections. Fortunately, courts across the nation have already struck down laws just like SB2, and we expect the same result here.”
FPC is joined in this lawsuit by three individuals, Orange County Gun Owners, San Diego County Gun Owners, and California Gun Rights Foundation.
Individuals who would like to join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs like these can sign up at JoinFPC.org. Individuals and organizations wanting to support charitable efforts in support of the restoration of Second Amendment and other natural rights can also make a tax-deductible donation to the FPC Action Foundation. For more on FPC’s lawsuits and other pro-Second Amendment initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on InstagramTwitterFacebookYouTube.


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    • It’s called the Declaration of Independence and only requires the courage and resolve of the citizenry to implement. You deserve the Tyrants and Tyranny…You Allow.

      • Care to step up and lead the charge? I’m sure you will do splendidly leading from the front. As for me, I already have a couple bullet holes in me. In no hurry for any more. And just a little too old to go out and pick a fight. I’ll defend what’s mine and take a few attackers along to hell, but am not going to lead the way.

        • Small words from a small man. I too am old and in poor health and yet I’ve worked for years to bring my state back from the tyranny of liberalism and return it to the good graces of Freedom and Liberty. all the while working to ensure it remains that way. It is the old men of the nation who most owe the debt of protecting Freedom and Liberty from the Tyranny it faces. Why you ask, because it is many of those men and women who have allowed it to founder this far.

        • “I too am old and in poor health”

          You sound … Like a Fed.

          Will you be first … Through the door?

          I didn’t … Think so.

        • Haz … you’ve heard of the Oxford Comma. I prefer the Shatner Comma.

          It’s where you pepper them in, so, you know where, to add, dramatic pauses.

          It’s similar to…the Darkman Ellipsis. But it’s Also…Different…That You Allow.

        • Darkie you still posting your cornhusker state coming into gun rights as an accomplishment? I mean congrats you guys sure rode the wave of what was demographically likely to happen with some pressure. Any arrests, being threatened by local sheriffs or city council types? How about having your job threatened by liberals making false accusations and your company not being willing to take a few phone campaigns? LOL yeah such a fight there gramps probably didn’t even have an FBI file before the NSA got caught up.

  1. Well now to see if the circuit court hearings back in March here in the 2nd will be decided before the 9th goes en banc to overrule the constitution 😉

    • Timed out when editing, so here’s the additional I was going to post earlier..

      Gruesome filed an appeal 4.5 hours after California decision came down, so now there is an additional impetus for the 9th Circus. I would imagine they will go the longest, slowest route possible, (3 judge, then en banc, and finally to the USSC, which will hopefully slap them good and hard…)

      • Stuck in Pugetopia,

        Of course your comment that the 9th Circus Court of Appeals will go the longest and slowest route possible is almost certainly correct.

        It just occurred to me that the U.S. Supreme Court could do something to seriously speed-up the process: simply vacate the lower court rulings with a terse order to provide a correct ruling consistent with the U.S. Constitution and Bruen. All of the overruled laws and approved rulings would quickly clarify what is legitimate and what is not legitimate.

        Hey, I can dream, can’t I?!?!?

  2. Okay, so what “sensitive places” will the U.S. Supreme Court allow states to disarm the occupants and claim that it is still consistent with the Second Amendment?

    The only place that I can immediately think of where I unequivocally support state laws to disarm the occupants are state laws which disarm inmates in jails and prisons. I suppose courthouses would probably be in the same category–assuming that they have metal detectors and substantial security measures. Outside of those two obvious choices/locations, I am coming up blank on additional locations where I support laws to disarm the occupants.

    Of course my opinion is largely irrelevant: what really matters is what the U.S. Supreme Court and state Supreme Courts rule.

      • And like the current occupant, he will discover what he can do a limited.

        It should be interesting to see the outcome, if any, of his trip to China to ask them to stop polluting. All he will learn is the art of kowtowing.

      • Someone (well, maybe multiple people) will/might try (and probably succeed) to assassinate him before he gets elected if he does run for president. He’s just po’d too many people with his brand of communism and people see the danger to children and people and country and the constitution he poses. There are people on his own protection detail now that are fed up with him.

  3. The political leadership of the state of california, h0m0sexual, heter0sexual and drug using, who supports these anti civil rights laws, should all be shot by firing squad at dawn.

    And yes I’m serious, but after a quick trial.

    • It would be appropriately ironic if politicians convicted of gross violations of the Second Amendment protections were executed by firing squad.

      • By killing all of these anti civil rights, h0m0sexual heterosexual and drug supporting politicians, you would reduce the number of people that would die in a Civil War.

  4. And I ask yet again, exactly how will any of these restrictions, laws and bureaucratic nightmares do anything to stop a crime from happening, provide for disarming those with criminal or evil intent, or protect even law abiding Dems.?
    As usual this is nothing but another of many attacks on the Constitutional and civil rights of the honest, tax paying citizens of California and if allowed to stand, the entire country.
    Not a single word of these bills Newsome signed will do anything to protect the public, prevent criminals from bringing weapons into the state, stop a single person from committing a violent act, or make life safer for the law abiding. All the whole mess is designed to do is prevent the law abiding from being able to protect themselves, and defy the Supreme Court and attempt to circumvent the Constitution.

    • They aren’t meant to. It’s about ‘Doing Something’ to sate the rabid screams of his acolytes in the Liberal/Progressive wing of the democrat party. As well as attempting to disarm the people he and other leaders in the democrat party are most afraid of. and it’s NOT the criminals, because they are a necessary Evil to help promote the civil disarmament and destruction of the economy strategy. Consider the criminal element no differnt than the ‘Brown Shirts’ were to the Nazi’s. They helped promote their fascist ideology through fear and intimidation and once their usefulness was no longer needed. They were eliminated by the SS, who took their place.

        • noname…Your failure to comprehend the benefits of a Glock Trigger Plug especially for firearm newbes is an indication you may never comprehend the level of insanity behind nazi germany.

        • What does a Glock plug … have to Do with Nazis?

          Do you have to be a Nazi … to Own One?

          I still think … it’s a Bad Idea … to put a Foreign Object … into the Trigger Guard.

    • oldmaninAL,

      True Believer Far Left Pr0gre$$ives believe that such extensive restrictions will save lives another way. (Stay with me.) True Believers believe that virtually everyone will lose control and lash out at the people around them. And that event (losing control and lashing out) is far more deadly if that person who lost control has a firearm in their possession. Therefore, True Believers claim that disarming the populace saves lives because it renders the inevitable fits of rage far less fatal.

      And you don’t have to take my word for it–plenty of Far Left Pr0gre$$ives have stated this unabashedly on public record.

  5. CA Gun Control circles back to the Gun Control History illiterates who vote for those like nazi newsom, nazi hilliary, nazi joe et al…Obviously CA voters do not have the sense to view Gun Control like they view what is Gun Control’s sidekick, “mr. noose.”

    • Caca-porn-yuns are rabid sheep, and damn proud of it. The moderates think property is a crime, and look forward to the extinction of the white race. The “activists” think life is a crime, and look forward to the extinction of the human race.

      I exaggerate slightly for effect.

      • XZX,

        You are wasting your time and electrons replying to Debbie W. She claims to be convinced that telling the public about bigotry 160 years ago will eliminate bigotry today. In other words she claims to believe that citing one instance of bigotry in World History (amid countless expressions of bigotry) will somehow change human nature. I leave it up to you to decide whether or not ANY simple idea will change human nature and thus radically change the course of human history.

  6. Good thing they banned that body armor. couldn’t have citizens protecting themselves defensively.

    The typical bad guy on the street uses body armor so this will definitely put a stop to those pesky shielded crooks!

    • Wonder what they will do when they figure out fiberglass woven sheets, epoxy and ceramic tiles can provide effective if crude bordering on obsolescent protection on most AR based projectile options.

  7. FPC sue’s a state that blatantly disregards a decree from the Supreme Court of The United States.
    What’s wrong with this picture?


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