Friday, January 11, 2008

NRA Gets San Fran Gun Law Overturned

Here is an interesting turn of events on the gun rights front and seems to bode well for the plaintiffs in the DC gun case: the NRA got a California appeals court to overturn San Francisco's blatant violation of the Second Amendment.
“We promised our California NRA members in 2005 that we would fight any gun ban instituted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and we haven’t given up that fight,” continued Cox. “Today we see our second win for the Second Amendment against the San Francisco gun ban. We beat them once in court and the City’s attorney appealed based on his personal disagreement with the court’s first decision to overturn the ban. Now we’ve beaten them again. The California State Court of Appeals has upheld the state preemption law.”

Today’s decision came in the form of a 3-0 opinion in favor of the lower court ruling overturning the gun ban.

If a city wants to impose sanctions for unlawful gun ownership, i.e. criminal behavior, that is fine. But the second amendment applies to the states and cities as well.

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