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== [[Litigation Past and Present]] (Important Cases) ==
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* ''[[Nordyke v. King]]'' Alameda guns show ban
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* ''[[Pena v. Cid]]'' Challenge to Roster of Handguns, April 2009
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* ''[[Richards v. Prieto]]'' (Formerly ''Sykes v. McGinness'') Carry in Yolo County, May 2009
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* ''[[Palmer v. District of Columbia]]'' Carry in District of Columbia, August 2009
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* ''[[Peruta v. County of San Diego]]'' Carry in San Diego County, October 2009
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* ''[[Peterson v. LaCabe]]'' Carry in The City and County of Denver, January 2010
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* ''[[OOIDA v. Lindley]]'' Block enforcement of AB962, July 2010
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* ''[[Parker v. California]]'' CRPA's suit to block enforcement of AB962, June 2010
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.nysd.365487/gov.uscourts.nysd.365487.docket.html Kachalsky v. Cacace]'' Challenge to New York State "proper cause" requirement for a carry license.
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.ilnd.246475/gov.uscourts.ilnd.246475.docket.html Ezell v. Chicago]'' Challenge to Chicago's gun range ban.
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* ''[[Dearth v. Holder]]'' Challenge to Federal residency requirements to acquire firearms in DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
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* ''[[Bateman v. Perdue]]'' Challenge to NC regulations that prohibit carry and sales of firearms during emergencies, June 2010
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txnd.199403/gov.uscourts.txnd.199403.docket.html D'Cruz v. BATFE]'' Challenge to the federal ban on those 18 - 21 purchasing a handgun.
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txnd.199405/gov.uscourts.txnd.199405.docket.html D'Cruz v. McCraw]'' Challenge to the Texas ban on those 18 - 21 obtaining a carry permit.
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.wiwd.28879/gov.uscourts.wiwd.28879.docket.html WCI v. Wray]'' Wisconsin Carry sues Madison to end harassment of LOC.
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* ''[[Jackson v San Francisco]]'' Gun storage, May 2009
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* ''[[State Ammunition v. Lindley]]'' Challenge of AB962, Handgun Ammunition Regulations, 2010
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* ''[[Baker v. Biaggi]]'' Challenge to the Nevada State Parks Gun ban, July 2010
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* ''[[Woolard v. Sheridan]]'' Challenge to concealed carry requirements in Maryland, July 2010
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* ''[[Mishaga v. Monken]]'' Challenge to Illinois State Law Prohibiting non-state residents from obtaining FOIDs, August, 2010
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* ''[http://firearmsfreedomact.com/montana-lawsuit-updates/ MSSA v. Holder]'' An attempt to limit enforcement of the National Firearms Act (“NFA”), and the Gun Control Act of 1968 (“GCA”) by way of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (“MFFA”)
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* ''[http://archive.recapthelaw.org/cod/122068/ Bonidy v. United States Postal Service]'' Challenges the firearm ban on U.S. Post Office Property.
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<tr><td>'''Historical'''</td><td>'''CGF Historical'''</td></tr>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller ''District of Columbia v. Heller'']
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* ''[[McDonald v. Chicago]]'' Seventh Circuit "Chicago Gun Case"
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*''[http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0307_0174_ZS.html U.S. v. Miller]'', 307 U.S. 174 (1939)
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* ''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/a115018.pdf Fiscal v. City and County of San Francisco]'' (2008) 158 Cal.App.4th 895 - Prop H SF Handgun ban preempted by state law
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*''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/Harrot-v-County_of_Kings.pdf Harrot v. County of Kings]''  (2001) 25 Cal.4th 1138 - invalidates AW "Series" language
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*''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/Kasler-v-Lockyer.pdf Kasler v. Lockyer]'' 23 Cal.4th 472, 477-478 (2000) State Roberti-Roos AW challenge - no RKBA in CA Constitution
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*''[http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/661116A4ECB1A7BE88256C8600544DCB/$file/0115098.pdf?openelement Silveira v. Lockyer]'' 312 F.3d 1052 (9th Cir. 2002) Gorski AW challenge, equal protection violation for retired law enforcement
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*''[http://romandad.com/salute.pdf Salute v. Pitches]'', 61 Cal.App.3d 557, 132 Cal.Rptr. 345 (1976) - CCW applications must be reviewed.
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*''[http://openjurist.org/178/f3d/231/edwards-v-city-of-goldsboro Edwards v. City of Goldsboro]'' 178 F. 3d 231 (1999) - Police chiefs can't stop their officers from performing CCW classes on the side.
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*''[http://www.californiaconcealedcarry.com/legal/guillory.html Guillory v. Gates]'' 731 F.2d 1379 (1984) - Good cause subject to equal protections
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*''[http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/CBS_Inc._v._Block CBS Inc. v. Block]'' (1986) - CCW Applications are public documents, therefore anyone may view them.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Montag_Doe_v._San_Francisco_Housing_Authority ''Guy Montag Doe v. San Francisco Housing Authority''] - Settled challenge to ban on firearms in public housing.
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* ''[[Hanson v District of Columbia]]'' Challenge to CA Roster of Handguns in D.C., March 2009
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== Recent legislation ==
 
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California Firearms Laws

Background

Semiautomatic Rifles

Firearms Generally

Handguns

Shotguns

General requirements are 18" minimum barrel length, 26" minimum overall length.

Pump Shotguns

Most conceivable configurations are allowed, including:

  • Folding stocks (minimum length measured while folded applies).
  • Bayonet lugs.
  • Pistol grips.
  • Detachable magazines (Saiga's converted to single-shot, etc).

Semi-automatic Shotguns

There are a few restrictions:

  • No detachable magazine (bullet button, etc, ok).
  • No folding or telescoping stock.
  • No pistol grip, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

AOWs

Curio and Relic/Licensed Collectors

Antique Firearms

Litigation Past and Present (Important Cases)

Recent legislation

2009 - AB 962 De Leon, Ammunition

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