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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2A Groups Join California Waiting Period Case

If you’re a resident of California and want to purchase a firearm, state law mandates that you must endure a 10-day waiting period before you can take possession of the gun—even if you’re already a law-abiding gun owner. The law is now being challenged by a growing number of gun-rights groups as a violation of Second Amendment rights. 

As reported by Guns.com, three legal briefs were filed last month alone requesting that the Supreme Court overturn the Ninth Circuit of Appeals’ 2016 ruling that upheld the waiting period. Plaintiffs in the first brief were the Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Madison Society Foundation and Gun Owners of California. The second brief was filed by John R. Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center, and the third by the Cato Institute. 

The case, Silvester v. Becerra, went to the High Court justices in September. California must file a response with the court by December.