Gun-rights groups fight CA county

Friday, January 12, 2018
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gun store assault weaponsSecond Amendment advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California county's ban on gun stores. 

Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation says SAF is fighting an Alameda County ordinance that uses zoning laws to keep out firearms stores.

Alameda has a population of approximately 1.6 million and includes the county seat of Oakland and famously far-left Berkeley.    

"There is no place to buy a gun in Alameda County," Gottlieb says, "and so the Second Amendment Foundation, along with Calguns Foundation and other organizations and individuals, filed suit."

Attorneys for the gun-rights groups petitioned the high court on Jan. 10 to intervene, The Washington Free Beacon reported this week.

A three-judge panel at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the plaintiffs but that decision was later overturned by the full 9th Circuit.

Now that the full 9th Circuit effectively ruled in favor of using zoning laws to outlaw gun stores, are other cities and counties attempting to enact similar restrictions.

"That's why it's important," says Gottlieb, "for the U.S. Supreme Court to now get involved."

The high court has been reluctant in past years to accept gun cases, drawing rebuke from conservative justices over the "distressing trend" of treating the Second Amendment as a "disfavored right," the Free Beacon story recalls. 

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Who is most responsible for the violent political rhetoric so prevalent in America today?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Report: WH may dial back Obama's definition of gender
Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US
Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants
Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters
Services scheduled for slain Georgia officer
Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

LATEST FROM THE WEB

How dare Kanye West think for himself?
The real enemies of the people
Senator Cory Booker accused of sexual assault by gay man
Annoy Liberals by refusing to care about their stupid fake outrages
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ madness reaches north to Canada

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
TX cheerleaders case drags on after school appeals

gavel with U.S. flagA legal battle over cheerleaders and their Bible verse banners continues in the courts but one attorney stresses it's about more than just paper and paint.