As much fun as it is to bash California, it has more gun owners than any other state, besides Texas. It is also the only state to have its own NRA satellite office. The California Rifle And Pistol Assn., in conjunction with the NRA has authored and litigated cases that have significant meaning not only to CA, not to other states as well. This is ground zero in the battle to preserve your gun rights. Make no mistake, the antis are not going after your rights, in Texas, Louisiana or Alabama, etc.. It is happening right here in a state with enough liberal voters to sway an election, and enough electoral votes to make it worthwhile. If half of the gun owners in California joined the NRA, or supported the ILA, the antis would not have a chance. Unfortunately, a large number of shooters do not belong to the NRA, and won't give a dime to the ILA until they have lost their rights. Kind of like what is happening to this site. If Gary had more paying members, he would probably not be having these problems. End of rant.