This case is a federal Second Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment challenge to California DOJ's Handgun Roster laws and "microstamping" requirement. We argue, among other things, that the Roster and related regulatory scheme is a de facto ban on handguns in common use for lawful purposes.
Lawsuit: Peña, et al. v. CA DOJ Bureau of Firearms Chief Stephen Lindley
Summary: Second Amendment constitutional challenge to California’s handgun Roster and microstamping requirements.
Filed: April 30, 2009 (Federal Eastern District of California, Sacramento) | Docket no. 2:09-cv-01185
Case Status: On appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; oral arguments held March 2017.