California Firearms Waiting Period Found Unconstitutional

The following comes from an article on National Review Online

California’s Firearms Waiting Period Deemed Unconstitutional

A big Second Amendment victory in California. Per the Calguns Foundation:

ROSEVILLE, CA (August 25, 2014) – California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge this morning in a significant victory for Second Amendment civil rights. The laws were challenged by California gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, as well as two gun rights groups, The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation.

In the decision released this morning, Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code [sections 26815(a) and 27540(a)] violate the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain classifications, like Silvester and Combs, and “burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.”

The practical upshot:

Under the court order, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) must change its systems to accommodate the unobstructed release of guns to gun buyers who pass a background check and possess a California license to carry a handgun, or who hold a “Certificate of Eligibility” issued by the DOJ and already possess at least one firearm known to the state.

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“This victory provides a strong foundation from which other irrational and unconstitutional gun control laws will be challenged,” concluded Combs. “We look forward to doing just that.”

Recently, the Ninth Circuit struck down the state’s carry restrictions, effectively turning California into a shall-issue state.

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Wasatch Wing and Clay

Had the opportunity last week to visit Wasatch Wing & Clay located in Eagle Mountain, Utah. I was impressed with the facility and the beauty of the location. The preserve is tucked up against the mountains south of Salt Lake City Utah and immediately adjacent to Camp W.G. Williams Utah Army National Guard training Center.   The WW&C facility is patterned around upland bird hunting and makes for a memorable shotgun outing in or out of bird season.

Year round sportsman can enjoy five stand, trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Facilities also include a 1,000 yard known distance range, a .22 range, archery range, and a currently under construction pistol range. In addition, there is a handsome lodge right in the center of it all.

In season, pheasant and other game bird are released into the hunting areas of the 7,000 acre preserve. Guides and dogs are also available for hire to ensure a productive hunt.

The management and staff are fantastic to work with and want everyone who visits to have an enjoyable experience. To that end WW&C also supports a youth shooting program. Youth primary age through 18 years can participate on Tuesday evenings in trap and skeet with certified instructors and then compete, if they choose, in teams at local and area competitions.

Wasatch Wing & Clay is a fantastic facility in a beautiful location just 15 minutes west of I-15 that has something for every shooting sportsman and their family. Can’t wait to go back.

WW&C website: http://wasatchwingandclay.com/index.php/home.html

 

GV

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Should food stamps be accepted for the purchase of firearms?

Please, share your thoughts

 

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Woman’s Firearms Training and Prepartion Save Her Life

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/08/detroit-thugs-shoot-grandma-three-times-seconds-later-they-learn-why-her-nickname-is-now-rambo/

 

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Bass Pro Shops Firearms Museam Draws Crowds

http://www.news-leader.com/story/sports/outdoors/2014/04/16/firearms-museum-bass-pro-draws-visitors/7792553/

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Good Advice for Gun Collectors

If it is sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

http://www.nrablog.com/post/2014/03/24/Final-phony-revolver-unvieled-at-the-National-Firearms-Musem-(on-NRANews).aspx

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Pressure Grows for Regulation of Social Media Online Gun Sales

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/02/21/facebook-and-instagram-in-talks-with-gun-control-advocates-seeking-to-ban-gun-sales-on-social-sites/

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