Judge Demolishes CA Gun Control Law


It may be a statement of how stupid a law is when a judge in California throws out a gun control law. Based on the trends in past legal rulings for gun control in California, a law has to be pretty unbelievably stupid for that to happen.

Or, maybe, there are a few intelligent, Constitutionally-minded judges in that state.

Whatever the reason, a judge in California threw out the requirement for background checks to buy ammunition that California anti-gunner politicians had put into place (hat tip to here for the lead). Don Thompson writes,


A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which asked him to stop the checks and related restrictions on ammo sales.

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” Benitez wrote in a 120-page opinion granting the group’s motion for a preliminary injunction.

Thompson continues:

“The law’s red tape and state database errors made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Californians to purchase ammunition for sport or self-defense,” said Chuck Michel, the association’s general counsel. “The court found that the flimsy reasons offered by the government to justify these constitutional infringements were inadequate.”

He expected the state to appeal the ruling. But in the meantime “Californians can sleep a little easier tonight knowing their Constitutional rights were restored and strengthened by this decision,” he said.

This ruling is a surprise because it happened in a state that seems to love it’s gun control foolishness, but it’s a win for legal gun owners in that state. Hopefully, we’ll see more of this kind of thing in California in the future.



  1. Seems to me that 2 days after this ruling the 9th circuit upheld the law putting us right back where we started or am I wrong.

  2. Nope, that ruling was overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Fools about 8 hours after Judge Benitez made the ruling.

  3. Thank You Judge Benitez , In a state of insanity run by Socialists , Fascists and Communists it is nice to know that a Federal Judge has Uncommon Sense , These days if it where common sense everyone would have it

  4. Time to dissolve the 9th Circuit and restock it. Seems to me that it was only a few years ago the USSC told the 9th Circuit to return to school and learn some law. Most over turned circuit in the country.

  5. Youd think californians would fix the intolerable bullcrap at the polls. Meanwhile the street curbs have become the toilets and property owners fined for cleaning up after the homeless. That state has so much potential thats been forgotten or sold off….citezens sold out by miserable leftwingers. At least somebody is level headed enough to get this one thing right.

  6. My suspicion is that there are large numbers of people in this state that don’t read, and/or listen to anyone other than the leftist media with respect to these kinds of laws. It is interesting that no matter how many of the 23,000+ laws are passed, there are many more to come to abridge the Constitution and the Saul Alinsky leftists are very hard at work do eliminate the Constitution in its entirety. It isn’t just the firearms laws either, but anything and any way that can be used to crank down on the freedoms that we supposedly have as a “right”, as enumerated in the Constitution, as well as anything that looks in any way shape or form like it may give free choice to anyone other than those that wish to dictate what we do, when we do it, and how we do it. If there is not an awakening that gets to these folks, the state will be controlling every aspect of your life, where you grow up, where you go to school, what kind of employment you are eligible for and how much wealth you are allowed to acquire in your lifetime. And of course when and how you will die as well. If that is what all of you that vote for these people that are running our state, so be it, and I hope that you will enjoy all of the ramifications of those choices.

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