U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney just delivered a major defeat to the radical gun control lobby and a major victory for supporters of the Second Amendment in a ruling regarding an anti-handgun bill promulgated by the Democrat-dominated California government. In the ruling, released on Monday, Judge Carney ruled that the California law restricting the sales of new handguns is a “total violation” of the Second Amendment.
Fox News Digital, describing the California law that gave rise to the lawsuit and who brought the lawsuit, said:
A lawsuit challenging the law was filed last year by the California Rifle & Pistol Association and other gun rights supporters.
California law requires new handguns to have a chamber load indicator, a magazine disconnect mechanism and microstamping capability.
In his ruling on the anti-handgun law, Carney wrote, “Californians have the constitutional right to acquire and use state-of-the-art handguns to protect themselves. They should not be forced to settle for decade-old models of handguns to ensure that they remain safe inside or outside the home.”
Continuing, Carney explained, “No handgun available in the world has all three of these features. These regulations are having a devastating impact on Californians’ ability to acquire and use new, state-of-the-art handguns.”
While older handguns may be ‘grandfathered’ on a list or “roster” of guns passing a ‘safety test,’ Carney added, “Californians have the constitutional right to acquire and use state-of-the-art handguns to protect themselves.”
“They should not be forced to settle for decade-old models of handguns to ensure that they remain safe inside or outside the home,” Carney wrote.
The judge issued an injunction taking effect in two weeks to allow the California Department of Justice to appeal the ruling. However, previous attempts to bring the case before the United States Supreme Court have failed.
According to Fox News, Chuck Michel, head of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, said, “For decades this ‘roster’ law has deprived law-abiding citizens of the right to choose a handgun appropriate for their individual needs. If we can hold on to this great Second Amendment win, people will be able to choose from among thousands of the latest, greatest and safest handguns made today.”
That organization, the CPRA, describes its purpose as being to:
1.Protect, defend, and promote the Constitution of the United States and the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms in public and in private; Protect, defend, and promote the rights of individuals to use firearms to defend themselves, defend family and others, and defend property;
2.Protect, defend, and promote the right to keep and bear arms for the common defense;
3.Protect, defend, promote, and encourage the right, ability, and opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive shooting sports;
4.Educate the general public about the social utility of civilian firearms possession and safe and responsible firearm ownership and use;
5.Protect, defend and promote the right, ability, and opportunity for all citizens to safely, responsibly and ethically hunt, fish, and take wildlife resources in the broadest sense;
6.Support and promote responsible management and conservation of natural and wildlife resources and habitat through sustainable hunting and take practices for current and future generations in accordance with the North American Model of Species Management;
7.Work together with law enforcement officials to protect, defend, educate, support, and promote the mission and objectives of the CRPA within the law enforcement community;
8.Build coalitions and work together with like-minded groups to further the purpose, mission, and objectives of the CRPA;
9.Support the objectives of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
"*" indicates required fields