California’s Useless Waiting Period Upheld By Clueless Court

posted on December 16, 2016

Once again, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals—the nation’s most overturned court—has rendered a decision against gun rights that defies all logic. This time, the court overturned a federal trial court ruling and upheld California’s waiting period to buy a firearm for people who already own a gun and have passed a background check.  

The Wall Street Journal reported the court ruled that even current gun owners with a permit to carry were subject to the state’s “cooling off” period. California has had a waiting period since 1923 to prevent impulsive purchases that could translate into violence; the court called the law “a reasonable safety precaution.” 

Such governmental nonsense as enforcing a “cooling off” period upon law-abiding citizens who already have a gun can only lead to one conclusion: Ninth Circuit jurists can find a reason to rule in favor of any restriction on Second Amendment rights, no matter how preposterous.

Latest

AR rifle
AR rifle

America's Rifle

Gun-control activists and politicians don't want citizens to know the truth about these semi-automatic rifles. So here is the history, and the contemporary facts, about these rifles.

The New Balance of Power

Almost as soon as the voting was over, President Biden once again said that he wants to sign a ban on pretty much every firearm sold in the U.S. Though he likely doesn't have the votes to do so in this Congress, this balance of power does give him some opportunities to go after our freedom.

The Story Behind the Sale of Barrett Firearms

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Barrett story,” says Ronnie Barrett.

Why the Legal Fight in Illinois Matters So Much

When a governor, along with a majority of a state’s legislators, decide to take a civil right from American citizens, they have decided to start a constitutional fight.

The Armed Citizen® January 27, 2023

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden Doesn’t Get to Tell Us We Can’t Own Semi-Automatic Firearms

Semi-automatic firearms have been popularly sold to private citizens since the late-19th century. They are the most-popular design sold today and have clear constitutional protections. So, no, the president doesn't get to tell us we can't own them.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.