The Second Amendment Sanctuaries movement now includes among its members America's hottest city of Needles, California, which wants travelers to stop bypassing the town as a way to avoid running afoul of the state's onerous gun restrictions.more»
In California, Governor Jerry Brown yesterday vetoed a bill presented by the legislature that would have allowed work associates, teachers, and other personnel to petition a judge to remove firearms from anyone they claim poses a danger to themselves or others. Brown responded to the bill by stating that current law already provides for all of the provisions that the new bill seeks to establish. Brown also separately sign another gun control bill that sets a new training requirement for those applying for concealed weapons permits.more»
A sensible judge in California, which must be pretty rare in that part of the country, last week struck down a highly unusual and unconstitutional but mostly overlooked state law regarding the advertising and sign placement of any banner or image at any firearms retailer that contained the likeness of a pistol that could be seen from outside the building. It might seem crazy that such a law still existed, or ever existed at all, but then... this is California we're talking about.more»
In a hard reversal from the earlier sentiment on guns out of the 9th Circus that gave the right to carry (see our disclaimer though) back to the western states, the west's highest court last Friday ruled that California's newest handgun regulations do not infringe on the right to buy guns — despite those regulations mandating the use of a technology which doesn't fully exist yet.more»
In a move that would have been deemed unthinkable only recently, a limited panel of the 9th Circuit Court of appeals yesterday struck down blanket bans on guns throughout the western states in the landmark case of Young vs. Hawaii.
However, the ruling may not stand long and gun rights activists and gun grabbers alike are gearing up for what will almost certainly turn into a prolonged back and forth battle of ever-escalating judiciaries, looking for a final answer to the question of whether Americans are guaranteed under the Second Amendment to not be refused basic carry rights without just cause by their state.
The Ninth Circuit upheld the ruling of an appeals court yesterday in a 2-1 decision, though mainly by simply deferring to the lower court's judgement. The opinions of the majority and the dissenter are a bit long to read, but they found that the appeals court correctly judged that magazines were most likely protected by the Second Amendment.more»