The NRA Files Legal Brief in Second Amendment Challenge to San Francisco Gun Control Laws…

Posted: 25 May 2012 in Circuit Courts, Government, Gun Rights, Guns, Politics, Second Amendment
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More good news on the 2A front. It looks like the case in San Franfreako is starting to head in the right direction.
California gun owners need a win at this level so that other cases can move forward and maybe, just maybe some of the draconian anti-gun laws can get overturned here.

Here’s hoping for the best!

California: The NRA Files Legal Brief in Second Amendment Challenge to San Francisco Gun Control Laws

On May 17, 2012, attorneys for the National Rifle Association, the San Francisco Veteran Police Officers Association, and several San Francisco gun owners filed a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in their legal challenge to San Francisco’s “locked-storage” law, as well as the City’s prohibition on the sale of “hollow-point” ammunition and all ammunition that does not “serve a sporting purpose.”

The lawsuit, Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, was filed as a test case in May of 2009, before the McDonald v. Chicago decision in 2010, and in the wake of the 9th Circuit’s May 2, 2011 confirmation in Nordyke v. King that the Second Amendment is “incorporated”, i.e., that it protects against infringements by state and local governments.

The motion [available here] asserts that the City has not raised a viable defense, and asks the Court to issue an injunction preventing enforcement and to declare the ordinances unconstitutional. At minimum, the motion will serve to narrow the issues, and to prevent the City from misdirecting the litigation with irrelevant distractions.

The Jackson case was strategically designed to, potentially, be the first case to address the “standard of review” applicable to Second Amendment challenges. The case is legally “cleaner” than many of the Second Amendment cases currently being litigated, as it does not raise issues about public carry, “sensitive places” where a firearm may or may not be possessed, or other issues that might make it easier for a court to water down Second Amendment protections.

via NRA-ILA | California: The NRA Files Legal Brief in Second Amendment Challenge to San Francisco Gun Control Laws.

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