A California law that defied the U.S. Supreme Court has been blocked by a federal court. The law was so restrictive that it turned law abiding citizens into criminals for one simple act.
California has been at the forefront of radical leftist legal maneuvering to circumvent constitutional law. Leftist lawmakers in the state have repeatedly passed laws designed to undermine basic rights for citizens. Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom has been swift with his pen in signing such legislation into law.
What the leftists didn’t expect is what happened this week when a predominantly left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the law in its tracks. The law was very restrictive of anyone carrying guns in public, even people with permits, to the point almost no public place was allowed.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) sued to block the law and the appellate court blocked the legislation until arguments can be heard in April.
From The Daily Wire:
The CRPA celebrated the decision from the court, saying that it meant “the conceal carry in sensitive places portion of SB2 is not enforceable!”
A panel of judges on the appellate court previously allowed the law to take effect on December 30. That was reversed by the 9th Circuit on appeal.
U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney initially blocked the law and called it “sweeping, repugnant to the Second Amendment, and openly defiant of the Supreme Court.” He stated that concealed carry “permitholders — the most responsible of law abiding citizens seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights” were being unconstitutionally deprived of their rights.
Under the law, guns would be banned on public transportation, at public gatherings, in parking areas, in parks and at playgrounds, sports venues, casinos, hospitals and clinics, churches, and banks. Even private businesses locations would be affected by the ban unless the business put up a sign expressly allowing people to carry guns.
Newsom defended the law and cried about how he believed the appellate court decision “puts the lives of Californians on the line.” He pledged to continue work on “gun safety” in his state.
Judge Carney stated that while the government may have some valid safety concerns, the heavily restrictive law “seems an odd and misguided place to focus to address those safety concerns.”
- A heavy-handed California gun ban was hit hard by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- A panel of judges blocked the Gavin Newsom-supported law for the second time.
- The judge who initially blocked the law called it “repugnant” to the 2nd Amendment.
Source: The Daily Wire