SAN DIEGO, CA (May 2, 2023) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of California’s unconstitutional 10-day firearms purchase waiting period in its lawsuit, Richards v. Bonta. The complaint can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.
“In short, Defendants’ enforcement of the Waiting Period Laws prevents law-abiding people from taking possession of lawfully acquired firearms for immediate self-defense and other lawful purposes—even after Defendants know the individual is eligible to exercise their fundamental, constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. This relegates the right to keep and bear arms to second-class status,” argues the complaint.
"With this new challenge, FPC reiterates the old adage, 'a right delayed is a right denied,'" said Bill Sack FPC Director of Legal Operations. "Arbitrarily delaying access of life-saving and constitutionally protected tools to peaceable people is immoral and unsupported by the text, history and tradition of the second amendment in this country. This law must be struck down."
FPC is joined in this lawsuit by San Diego County Gun Owners PAC, California Gun Rights Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation.
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Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs.
FPC Law (FPCLaw.org) is the nation’s first and largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.