CA’s 10-day gun-wait Defeated

This is rather significant…

Federal court decides 10-day waiting period laws violate Second Amendment rights

ROSEVILLE, CA (August 25, 2014) – California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge this morning in a significant victory for Second Amendment civil rights. The laws were challenged by California gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, as well as two gun rights groups, The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation.

In the decision released this morning, Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code [sections 26815(a) and 27540(a)] violate the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain classifications, like Silvester and Combs, and “burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.”

“This is a great win for Second Amendment civil rights and common sense,” said Jeff Silvester, the named individual plaintiff. “I couldn’t be happier with how this case turned out.”

Under the court order, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) must change its systems to accommodate the unobstructed release of guns to gun buyers who pass a background check and possess a California license to carry a handgun, or who hold a “Certificate of Eligibility” issued by the DOJ and already possess at least one firearm known to the state.


“This ruling clearly addressed the issue we put before the court,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “We are naturally delighted with the outcome.”

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7 thoughts on “CA’s 10-day gun-wait Defeated

  1. What the heck is a “Certificate of Eligibility”?

    Also, why does it have to be a CA carry permit? Their FBI check is “more better” than some other state’s FBI check?

    Oh, as for Finestein, she gave up her CA permit, after she got her Fed Marshal’s badge.


    • Maybe, remember it’s the Stupidslature – they mean the “Handgun Safety Certificate” ? O else perhaps it’s a legal hook to snare other states where similar waiting periods are wrongfully enforced?


    • I do! Actually it’s pretty common in Sacto County and El Dorado County (and some others) things have ramped up in the last couple years. At the class I took there were well over thirty people, men and women, who qualified. The Sheriffs in this current time-period are issuing, just not in the Liberal Enclaves – but we can carry there, it’s a state-wide issuance/license.


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