Ninth Circuit Court Again Strikes Down California Gun Control

Ninth Circuit Court Again Strikes Down California Gun Control

Just weeks after striking down the San Diego County “good cause” requirement as burdensome to the exercise of the Second Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Yolo County, CA’s requirement that a concealed carry applicant “prove they face a threat of violence or robbery” before being allowed to carry a gun.

According to The Sacramento Bee, the ruling came via an “unpublished memorandum” on March 5. The 3-judge panel that issued the memorandum is the same as that which issued the broader ruling against “good cause” on February 13. 

As with the decision against “good cause,” the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Yolo County “policy impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.”

This ruling “effects only Yolo County directly” and “serves notice” to Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto that his policy of requiring concealed carry applicants to “prove they face a threat” is unconstitutional. 

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