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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 07:04 AM

Judge upholds California ban on carrying guns in public

From https://apnews.com/5f6ea966cbc7d65add8535912d1bed7f

Judge upholds California ban on carrying guns in public

September 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Monday upheld California’s near-total ban on carrying guns in public even as protests in other states have seen counter-demonstrators armed with weapons.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller denied a review of a 2017 federal appeals court decision that upheld the law, which bans carrying concealed weapons in most urban areas and permits open-carry of weapons only if someone believes that a person is in immediate danger and law enforcement has failed to respond, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

However, Mueller also said gun owners can proceed with a lawsuit against California over the ban while awaiting a court hearing next month involving another open-carry ban in Hawaii.

An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled on Sept. 24 to consider a challenge to the law, which effectively only permits police and security guards to openly carry firearms. Any ruling is at least several months away but it would be binding in nine states, including California.


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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. It's insanity open carry is even heard in court

Why is the U.S.A. always the stupid country?

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