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    Default California Cities Are Free to Regulate Gun Stores Out of Existence

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a clear message to millions of gun owners in California: You're living in a Second Amendment-free zone.

    In an order on Monday, without explanation or comment, the Court rejected a civil rights lawsuit brought by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation. Those groups had hoped the justices would rule that the Second Amendment continues to apply even in the progressive enclaves of the left coast—and that law-abiding California residents possess the right to buy and sell firearms.

    Instead, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, a decision that underscores its willingness to let California legislators and judges evade the Second Amendment within the borders of the state.

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    Their lawsuit challenges a decision by Alameda, a California county that includes Oakland and other east bay cities, to enact a zoning law so onerous it effectively bans gun stores. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided with Alameda in 2017, saying that "no historical authority suggests that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to sell a firearm."

    https://reason.com/archives/2018/05/...-to-regulate-g
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    Default Re: California Cities Are Free to Regulate Gun Stores Out of Existence

    The Supreme Court has been shirking its responsibility for many, many decades. All these anti (legal) gun laws by states, and cities are Unconstitutional. Starting with the NYC Sullivan Act in 1911.

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    Default Re: California Cities Are Free to Regulate Gun Stores Out of Existence

    State and local governments are pursuing a strategy of adopting and enforcing Jim Crow like laws to abridge the Constitutional rights of citizens. The excessive "gun violence" taxes on the sale of firearms and accessories is no different than a "poll tax". So while the smirking 9th Circuit opines (and the USCT agrees), the Constitution guarantees no right to "sell a firearm", they gradually support a rapidly expanding legal infrastructure that makes practical exercise of our right to keep and bear arms meaningless.

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    Default Re: California Cities Are Free to Regulate Gun Stores Out of Existence

    "to enact a zoning law so onerous it effectively bans gun stores."

    That's not legal. Can't defacto ban a legal business with zoning.

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    Default Re: California Cities Are Free to Regulate Gun Stores Out of Existence

    So California IS becoming like the wonderful sovereign state to its south? In Mexico I read an article stating that there is ONE firearms store still in business in the entire country as the rest had been regulated out of business.

    The stupid hurts.

    Rural California of course is different than the leftist enclaves of San Francisco/Oakland, San Diego and LA. It will mean that legal gun owners will have to be willing to drive a bit to get to a more real part of the state.

    At some point it is obvious that the policy of SCOTUS will backfire. When we have multiple laws in conflict with each other in different parts of the country, then we are opening the door to balkanizing the US.

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