Judge Shoots Down Public Carry Law

Ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution and deprives individuals of their freedom to protect themselves and their loved ones, a federal court has temporarily barred a California legislation that would have outlawed carrying weapons in most public places.

There were 26 locations where the bill would have banned concealed carry, including playgrounds, banks, parks, churches, and zoos; it was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September and was supposed to go into effect on January 1.

The prohibition would stand regardless of whether the individual had a concealed weapon permit. One possible exemption would be privately owned establishments that display signs allowing customers to carry firearms onto their property. According to U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, the bill was abhorrent to the Second Amendment. He added that it was brazenly contemptuous of the Supreme Court. Carney issued a preliminary injunction to prevent its implementation.

The ruling gives the California Rifle and Pistol Association, which had fought to overturn the statute, its due. This bill revised the state’s concealed carry permit regulations in response to the judgment of the United States Supreme Court in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. According to that ruling, state gun control measures must be examined for their compatibility with the “nation’s historical history of firearm regulation” to determine their legality. Politicians on the left in California are using every legal loophole they can think of to evade the Supreme Court’s order in the Bruen case.

While he is being spoken about more and more as a possible presidential contender, California Governor Gavin Newsom has established himself as a national leader in gun control.

Untraceable “ghost weapons,” the marketing of firearms to juveniles, and the ability to initiate lawsuits over gun violence are among the several policies he has advocated for and signed into law. The president of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, Chuck Michel, said that the court’s judgment makes Californians safer since law-abiding residents can protect themselves, which deters criminals.