You already know that the law requires law-abiding Californians to use a licensed gun dealer to purchase or transfer firearms.
And thanks to Kevin de Leon and Gavin Newsom, all ammunition sales and transfers from out-of-state retailers must eventually go through a special State-licensed ammunition dealer.
But if the County of Alameda and the State of California get their way, they’ll soon have the power to ban gun and ammunition dealers.
And if the government can ban gun stores, then it also has the power to choke off gun owners and limit your exercise of Second Amendment rights.
If you can’t legally buy a gun or ammunition through a dealer that doesn’t exist because a bunch of “500-foot” (or 1000 feet, or…) rules blocked them out, well, your Second Amendment rights would be all but dead.
That’s why we’ve taken extraordinary measures to help protect your gun rights in this incredibly important lawsuit.
Last year, a 3-judge panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment does apply to firearm retailers, saying in its ruling that “Our forefathers recognized that the prohibition of commerce in firearms worked to undermine the right to keep and to bear arms.”
But the 9th Circuit couldn’t possibly let that principled decision stand, so the Court tossed Judge O’Scannlain’s excellent opinion in the garbage can and ordered a new en banc (full court) rehearing by an 11-judge panel to have a new decision issued.
Before that hearing, our attorneys filed 2 full sets of important (and costly) legal briefs in this case – because this lawsuit might very well decide the ultimate fate of our Second Amendment rights and the power that government has over them.
That is why we need you stand with FPC and join us in defending freedom from the insidious attacks on fundamental rights by the County of Alameda and State of California.