Thank-you to all of you are working hard to keep our rights!1639 Update - As many of you are aware of, the 9th Circuit Court of appeals overturned a California district court ruling disallowing 18-20 year old citizens from purchasing of semi automatic rifles. (Jones vs Bonta).
The 1639 challenge (Mitchell et al vs Sheriff Chuck Atkins) had been in pending status, waiting for a decision in this earlier filed case, or similar cases pending in the Appeals court. So this decision has a direct impact on the 1639 challenge, but CA is likely to request an en banc 9 Judge panel which is likely to delay an outcome for another 6 months or so. (Same as they did with Duncan vs Becerra - Mag Ban challenge). How they rule, well, this is the 9th Circus, however, there has been movement on our case.
Our attorneys (with the support of the Second Amendment Foundation and the NRA) filed the following supplement yesterday. This supplement is asking the Appeals court to overturn the Washington District Judge's ruling, based on the findings of the Appeals court judgement in Jones V Bonta.
There are still other components of 1639 that are still being challenged, under the interstate commerce clause. So at this time, there is no change in status on 1639, but the winds are favorable. The court is applying Heller's strict scrutiny standard and pointing out how lower courts are ignoring that standard.
No immediate change. But, the wheels are turning and they are getting greased. This year will be a big year for 2A cases across the country, especially as most expect the SCOTUS to take up at least one case in their next term.
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The protesters will need to do some drive bys and throw molatov cocktails for the judges to get a real taste of what the commoners are going through.It is good for the upcoming 2A cases that the protestors are trying to intimidate the US Supreme Court justices by mobbing their homes and making threats.
These justices almost all lived in East Coast upscale homes and went to expensive Ivy League universities. This display of mobs and lawlessness will give them a taste of what average citizens might face, especially in inner cities of anti-2A places like Chicago and Philly. Hopefully this helps them realize why average Americans need the right to bear arms that the Founding Fathers wrote into the Constitution, and why they need to do their part to enforce it.
Just FYI...full en banc in the 9th is 11 judges not 9. Not that it will make a difference. This will still be overturned and then it will be appealed to SCOTUS.So this decision has a direct impact on the 1639 challenge, but CA is likely to request an en banc 9 Judge panel which is likely to delay an outcome for another 6 months or so.