While many states have backed away from efforts to restrict the rights of their gun owners, California is moving full steam ahead. Although much of California’s geography is true rural America, the big cities dominate the political landscape and enact strict gun laws accordingly. Gov. Jerry Brown signed five anti-gun bills into law since G&A last prepared this report. On the bright side, the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of gun owners in the Peruta v. San Diego case, which relates to the constitutionality of the restrictive carry permit policies in many of the state’s counties. That case will be heard by a nine-member panel in June 2015 and could end up in the . Supreme Court. California uses a restrictive “approved” handgun list that makes some models (many already discontinued by the manufacturer) available in the state, and the mere act of shipping a firearm to a dealer in California can be complicated. A 10-day waiting period is imposed on all firearms acquisitions, and registration is required. Tactical-looking rifles are restricted as are standard-capacity magazines not grandfathered in. Mere possession of certain magazines is banned in some municipalities, and most NFA items, including suppressors, are not allowed.