Second Amendment Groups Ask For Review of California Waiting Period

Sep 4, 2017

California’s ten day waiting period may come under scrutiny by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Calguns Foundation are asking the high Court to review the law. The waiting period was partially overturned in 2014 by the district court. The waiting period could not be applied to people who already owned firearms. U.S. District Judge Ishii wrote, “There is no evidence that a ‘cooling off period,’ such as provided but the 10-day waiting period, prevents impulsive acts of violence by individuals who already possess a firearm.” However, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the ruling of the lower court. Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation said, “While this case is about waiting periods, it is also about something more. It’s about challenging a gun regulation that is designed more to discourage exercise of the Second Amendment than it is about preventing crime.” The Supreme Court’s new term begins the first Monday in October.