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http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/25/6653395/california-gun-waiting-period.html

California Gun Waiting Period Laws Ruled Unconstitutional Federal court decides 10-day waiting period laws violate Second Amendment rights

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 --/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge this morning in a significant victory for Second Amendmentcivil rights. The laws were challenged by California gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, as well as two gun rights groups, The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation.

In the decision released this morning, Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, found that "the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code [sections 26815(a) and 27540(a)] violate the Second Amendment" as applied to members of certain classifications, like Silvester and Combs, and "burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs."

"This is a great win for Second Amendment civil rights and common sense," said Jeff Silvester, the named individual plaintiff. "I couldn't be happier with how this case turned out."

Under the court order, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) must change its systems to accommodate the unobstructed release of guns to gun buyers who pass a background check and possess a California license to carry a handgun, or who hold a "Certificate of Eligibility" issued by the DOJ and already possess at least one firearm known to the state.

"We are happy that Second Amendment rights are being acknowledged and protected by our courts," said Donald Kilmer, lead attorney for the plaintiffs. "This case is one more example of how our judicial branch brings balance to government in order to insure our liberty. I am elated that we were able to successfully vindicate the rights of our clients."

Attorneys Victor Otten of Torrance and Jason Davis of Mission Viejo were co-counsel for the plaintiffs.

"This ruling clearly addressed the issue we put before the court," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "We are naturally delighted with the outcome."

"California gun owners are not second-class citizens and the Second Amendment doesn't protect second class rights," noted plaintiff Brandon Combs, also CGF's executive director. "This decision is an important step towards restoring fundamental individual liberties in the Golden State."

"This victory provides a strong foundation from which other irrational and unconstitutional gun control laws will be challenged," concluded Combs. "We look forward to doing just that."

The court's decision can be read or downloaded at http://bit.ly/silvester-v-harris-decision.

The Calguns Foundation (www.calgunsfoundation.org) is a 501©3 non-profit organization that serves its members, supporters, and the public through educational, cultural, and judicial efforts to defend and advance Second Amendment and related civil rights.

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.


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YUP, the Cal Guns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation have worked hard in the crazy state. They both can use donations. An easy and painless way to donate to them is if you purchase anything from Amazon is to use this www.shop42a.com it will take you direct to Amazon and a percentage of any purchase will go direct to this battle, depending on the purchase up to 15% can get donated...... very cool of Amazon and Jeff Bezos!

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The real question is.....how long will it take the bleeding hearts to over rule this new ruling. Don't matter what we vote on in this ahole state as some judge ALWAYS over rules anything beneficial to outdoorsmen whilst the sickos /environutz/skum a the earth get it all now. Might last 30 days if we're lucky. I don't have enough fingers,toes or appendages to pull the triggers on all I got already. In the senate is the latest bill to require a PERMIT/ID/background search to even buy a LIMITED amount of ammo. 90% of mine are reloads but.....still sic sic sic-John......John

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This is a ruling by a FEDERAL judge. Thus, none of the California STATE "bleeding hearts" can do diddly squat about it. Congressional bleeding hearts can try, but currently they lack the numbers to do so. Bottom line: only the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to overrule Judge Ishii's decision and, if it does, then the U.S. Supreme Court gets the final say. This is a great day for gun owners!!!!

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This is a ruling by a FEDERAL judge. Thus, none of the California STATE "bleeding hearts" can do diddly squat about it. Congressional bleeding hearts can try, but currently they lack the numbers to do so. Bottom line: only the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to overrule Judge Ishii's decision and, if it does, then the U.S. Supreme Court gets the final say. This is a great day for gun owners!!!!

Exactly, only the 9th Circuit Court at this point has any says, but I'm sure the bleeding hearts will be trying to put pressure on the 9th to get an appeal!!!

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I hope we can buy fire arms from a dealer, like Wal-Mart, Bass Pro, Academy, outside of the state of CA. I don't know if it is the 10 day wait or what as to why CA residents are discriminated against. The liberals have screwed CA up so bad, they get it just the way they want it then they can't even stand it. They are going to Texas by the thousands, I wish they would leave Texas alone. I have had to deal with their idiotic ideology for too long here in CA. I can't wait to get back to Texas.

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