2nd Amendment Alert: CA Gun Waiting Period Ruled Unconstitutional

PolitiChicks.comCalifornia gun owners, Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs along with the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation are celebrating a victory today with a decision handed down on August 25, 2014, by the Federal Eastern District Court of California.

According to CGF, Judge Anthony W. Ishii, who “…was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton ruled 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…and burdens the 2nd Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.”

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The Court’s decision will remove the obstruction for those who pass a background check, possess a California license to carry a handgun or who hold a DOJ issued “Certificate of Eligibility” and already possess at least one firearm registered with the state.

Combs, Executive Director of CGF said, “California gun owners are not second class citizens and the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect second class rights….This decision is an important step towards restoring fundamental liberties in the Golden State….and provides a strong foundation from which other irrational and unconstitutional gun control laws will be challenged. We look forward to doing just that.”

 

Lainie Sloane

Lainie Sloane started her grassroots political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local College Republicans. In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, Lainie was awarded an Indiana Honorary Indiana Secretary of State for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to maintaining our freedoms. After she married Los Angeles native and former entertainer, J.P. Sloane, Lainie worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the development and start-up of a retro record label with Dick Clark Productions and Brown Sugar Productions. Recently, her political activities consisted of being on the leadership team for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's gubernatorial campaign and co-hosted a Blog Talk Radio Show, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. She resides in Southern California with her husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and their daughter, Shannon Sloane, where she is a music publishing business consultant and works as an insurance broker and assists her husband, Dr. Sloane, in the final editing stages of his book, The God of the Bible Is Not Allah, a condensed three-volume course exposing Islam, including select surahs from the Koran in a parallel Bible-Koran format. Lainie can be contacted at Facebook.com/LainieSloane and on Twitter @LainieSGP.

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