FRESNO, CA (April 28, 2017) — Today, attorneys for 7 individual gun owners and 4 civil rights advocacy organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity” firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds “on their own behalves, and as representatives on behalf of the class of individuals who are or would be affected by the Large-Capacity Magazine Ban.”
The civil rights case, captioned as William Wiese, et al. v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al., was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division, and is supported by civil rights groups The Calguns Foundation (CGF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF)
Second Amendment Civil Rights Groups Will Ask Supreme Court to Review Ninth Circuit Decision on California’s Waiting Period Gun Control Laws
SAN FRANCISCO (April 6, 2017) – On April 4, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc (by the “full court”) in the case of Jeff Silvester, et al. v. Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra (formerly captioned Silvester v. Kamala Harris), a federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of California’s irrational waiting period laws imposed on law-abiding existing gun owners and people licensed to carry handguns in public by their sheriff or police chief.
At 1:30 PM PST, The Calguns Foundation is back up in front of the Ninth Circuit to argue that the government should not have the power to ban gun stores in Teixeira v. County of Alameda.
As you know, we scored a major victory last year when a 3-judge panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment does apply to firearm retailers, saying in its ruling that “Our forefathers recognized that the prohibition of commerce in firearms worked to undermine the right to keep and to bear arms.”
Just a few minutes ago, our lawyers filed the opening brief in our important pro-gun lawsuit Doe, et al. v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al.
Put simply, this lawsuit challenges the California DOJ's absurd position that it can make up the law whenever, and however, it wants.