SAF Requests Supreme Court to Review California Gun Store Ban

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Hopefully, the high court sees this ordinance for what it is.  A way to ban gun stores in the county. (Photo: Wikipedia)

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving a county ordinance in California that effectively bans new gun stores.

The lawsuit challenges an Alameda County rule that blocks gun stores from being located within 500 feet of a residential zone.  Which basically means everywhere.

Back in 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the plaintiffs, upholding that one’s 2A rights includes the right to acquire firearms. But that decision was later overturned in an en banc review before the entire appeals court (see video below).

SAF, along with its partners, Calguns Foundation and the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, now wants SCOTUS to take up the case.

“You simply cannot allow local governments to ignore the Second Amendment because they don’t like how the Supreme Court has ruled on the amendment twice in the past ten years,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb in a press release. “You shouldn’t be able to zone the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights.”

SEE ALSO: U.S. Appeals Court Shuts Down California Gun Store Ban

“Local neighbors who live eight lanes across an interstate and the anti-rights politicians that cater to them can’t redline gun stores and the right to buy arms out of existence,” noted Gene Hoffman, chairman of the Calguns Foundation.

“Since this case was filed multiple local city and county governments have used unconstitutional zoning laws to stop new gun stores from opening and close down existing gun stores,” continued Hoffman. “If this was a book store or an abortion clinic, the Ninth Circuit would not have hesitated in striking this zoning regulation unanimously.”

We’ll have to wait and see if SCOTUS opts to review the case.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Nick M January 19, 2018, 4:17 pm

    Some people are still too dumb to move out of that shithole California.

  • ~ Occams January 19, 2018, 1:30 pm

    It’s too bad the SAF doeasn’t just address the basic criminality;

    “There are two federal “codes” in the books that make each and every politician, judge or LEO that tries to or succeeds in depriving any U.S. citizen of any rights, privileges, or immunities that are secured by the U.S. Constitution. Whoever does so is guilty of a felony punishable by ten years to life in prison, or the death penalty if anyone is injured due to their actions.

    The first is: Title 18, USC, Sec. 241, which protects ’The People” from politicians that “conspire” to deprive them of their constitutional liberties. Wouldn’t writing, co-sponsoring, voting for and enacting a statute that strips us or a constitutional right be a “conspiracy” to deprive us of a “secured liberty”? And wouldn’t that be a felony according to Title 18? Then there’s Title 18, USC, Sec. 242. This “code” states that: ‘Whoever, under the color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, etc., to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … is guilty of a felony.’ “

  • ras January 19, 2018, 11:12 am

    I don’t have much confidence in the Supreme Court. They have refused to hear any important gun control cases and have yet to see if they will as long as there is a 1 vote margin separating those that support the Constitution as written and the liberal political hacks that were placed on the court by Clinton and Obama.

  • joefoam January 19, 2018, 7:59 am

    Yeah, gun stores are the root of all killings. Criminals walk in, buy a gun and proceed to wreak mayhem on the neighborhood.

  • shrugger January 19, 2018, 4:05 am

    It’s quite possible that all this BS won’t matter soon. After a year or two when the population is sitting around dung fires eating rats, or each other. We’ll be welcomed back as conquering hero’s when all the corrupt Communists are arrested and executed.

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