Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

Postby gilly32 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a challenge to a California law that requires there be a 10-day waiting period after all gun sales, even if the person is already a registered gun owner.

Only eight other states and the District of Columbia have any kind of waiting period.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

Postby Bruenor » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 pm

A waiting period does seem rather ridiculous, when you already own firearms.. what exactly is the point, since the waiting period is supposed to be a cooling off period.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

Postby marca » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm

The point is obviously to make it a bigger pain to buy a gun.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

Postby bignflnut » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 am

Thomas said in his dissent he would have allowed the high court to take up the case, and said the decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is “symptomatic of the lower courts’ general failure to afford the Second Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right.”

“If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly,” Thomas wrote in his dissent, “I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. But as evidenced by our continued inaction in this area, the Second Amendment is a disfavored right in this Court.”


The justice said he believed four members of the court would have agreed to consider cases involving a 10-day waiting period for abortions, a 10-day waiting period for the publication of racist speech, and a 10-minute delay of a traffic stop.

“The Court would take these cases because abortion, speech, and the Fourth Amendment are three of its favored rights,” Thomas wrote. “The right to keep and bear arms is apparently this Court’s constitutional orphan. And the lower courts seem to have gotten the message.”
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge TO CA Law

Postby High Power » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 pm

marca wrote:The point is obviously to make it a bigger pain to buy a gun.

Correct. If I understand the Kalifornia waiting period, a person has to wait 10 days between purchases.

So if they purchase a firearm every 10 days that adds up to about 36 per year. There's more than one way to buy more than one gun.
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