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As California legislators, led by Gov. Gavin Newsom, continue to try to dance around the Supreme Court’s Bruen ruling and insist on stifling Second Amendment freedoms in the Golden State, lawsuits continue to fly.

Most recently, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has submitted an amicus brief to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the federal lawsuit filed against California’s effort to ban gun shows at the Orange County Fairgrounds, as well as other state-owned property across the state.

CCRKBA has been joined by the Independence Institute in filing the brief with the organizations being represented by attorneys David Kopel at the Independence Institute and Joseph G.S. Greenlee at Greenlee Law in McCall, Idaho. The case is known as B&L Productions v. Gavin Newsom. A lower court granted plaintiffs a preliminary injunction, and CCRKBA and the Independence Institute are asking that the Ninth Circuit affirm the lower court ruling.

“Our brief is really a look at history,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We have detailed gun regulation in this country dating back to before the Revolutionary War, and our brief explains how the state has failed to provide a single Founding-era restriction on firearms commerce. Instead, the state has offered examples of 17th Century laws preventing arms sales to hostile foreign nations, along with a Dutch law and a census law dating back to 1631. None of these are analogous to the issue at hand.

“In addition,” he added, “we note in our amicus brief that none of the prohibited venues qualify as so-called ‘sensitive places.’ The state simply cannot declare a place to be ‘sensitive’ simply because large numbers of people congregate there, and this would definitely apply to a county fairgrounds. Their arguments suggest the state is grabbing at straws because they have nothing better.

“Gavin Newsom and other officials in Sacramento are determined to evade the Supreme Court ruling in Bruen, along with earlier high court doctrine in an effort to ignore rights secured by the Second Amendment,” Gottlieb observed. “Their stubborn resistance to comply with the high court’s ruling in 2022 simply affirms what we have known all along. California’s one-party rulers are determined to cling to their power over the citizens, no matter what the consequences to individual rights.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. With Hawaii deciding 2A is not in their constitution then there should be a few more blue states willing to do the same. So, there ya go. Laws are only as good as the people that enforce them.

    • CA Gun Control zealots claim those historical Gun Control analogies state clearly, “N-words, Indians and Catholics cannot have guns.” To CA that means today’s N-words and all you white wiggers cannot have guns either, case closed turn ’em in…

    • As I’ve stated here before – including on an article from just yesterday – Art 3 Sec 1 of the CA State Constitution consists of a single sentence:

      “The State of California is an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.”

      So when Newsom and his ilk violate the 2A, not only are they violating the Supreme Law of the land, but they are also violating their oath to uphold our own State Constitution, which is inextricably tied to the Federal Constitution.

      • I imagine the outrage that would happen if practicing any other civil right was banned by a local or federal government…

    • Debbie, that is an excellent video and the Sheriff is the type needed in more states.
      Seems I spend a lot of time looking at videos posted by you and .40 Caliber.
      Thanks.

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