Supreme Court leaves in place California’s 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge
It’s become obvious that if you’re a gun owner in California and you’re giving up some of your hard-earned cash to pay for advocacy in Sacramento, you might as well flush that cash down the toilet.
A giddy Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not hear an appeal challenging California’s mandatory waiting period to purchase firearms.
It is another blow to California’s hapless gun lobby…the gang that can’t shoot straight.
The Supreme Court made clear that the government has broad power to restrict and regulate firearms, dismissing a 2nd Amendment challenge to California’s 10-day waiting period for new gun purchases.
While the court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns, the justices have repeatedly refused to go further by blocking strict gun regulations, including state bans on the sale of semi-automatic weapons or limits on who can carry a weapon in public.
Dissenting alone, Justice Clarence Thomas said “the 2nd Amendment is a disfavored right in this court.”
The court let stand a ruling of the 9th Circuit Court that called California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases a “reasonable safety precaution” and one that does not violate the constitutional right to own a gun.
California’s 10-day period is longer than all but Hawaii’s. And California’s waiting period applies to new gun purchases even if the owner already possesses another legal weapon.