In June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a motion to hear an appeal in a case challenging San Francisco’s controversial 2007 gun lock law, in effect allowing an appeals court ruling to stand. In doing so, the nation’s highest court swatted away the chance to let lower courts know it meant what it said in its 2008 Heller decision over gun rights issues by taking the case of Jackson v. City of San Francisco. That case was unanimously rejected by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit last March who upheld a district court’s ruling that the city’s mandatory gun lock law was valid.
In other California gun control cases, a federal judge in February stood behind the state’s handgun roster system for semi-auto pistols although the mandates required by the state have seen the list of approved guns dwindle due to microstamping requirements. “It is difficult to understand how the Supreme Court’s landmark District of Columbia v. Hellerdecision could be so badly mis-applied,” Brandon Combs, executive director of the Calguns Foundation in a told Guns.com in the case, which is under appeal to the Ninth.
Further, in another case a federal judge in March found that the dealer’s record of sale fees collected by the state of California, which fund a program to confiscate guns, are constitutional, “…because it places only a marginal burden on ‘the core of the Second Amendment.’”
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