SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new lawsuit challenging California’s ban on firearm carry by non-residents. The complaint in Hoffman v. Bonta can be viewed at

“This ban is unconstitutional. Individuals like Plaintiffs do not lose protection of their rights under the First Amendment’s speech or religion clauses when they cross state lines. Nor do they lose their protections under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. They likewise do not surrender their Second Amendment protected rights when they travel outside their home state,” the plaintiffs say in the complaint.

“The right to bear arms doesn’t end at California’s border,” said Brandon Combs, Founder and President of FPC. “We look forward to eliminating this unconstitutional ban and restoring liberty in the Golden State.”

“California’s ban on firearm carry by non-residents is blatantly unconstitutional,” said FPCAF President Cody J. Wisniewski, also counsel for FPC. “Whether California likes it or not, the United States Constitution requires the State to allow non-residents the ability to exercise their natural, fundamental right to bear arms. We again look forward to reminding California that it is not above the Constitution.”

FPC is joined in this case by three of its members, Christopher Hoffman, Jennifer Sensiba, and Chad Orrin. 

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