Sykes v. McGinness
Sykes v McGinness
Sykes v. McGinness following Nordyke, is a case challenging the Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license issuing policies in Yolo and Sacramento Counties.
Sykes is the first named plaintiff (Deanna Sykes, Andrew Witham, Adam Richards, Second Amendment Foundation, and The Calguns Foundation) and McGinness is the first named defendant, John McGinness, Sheriff of Sacramento County.
The case is case number 2:09-cv-1235-MCE-KJM.
- July, 15 2009: Yolo County entered an answer.
- July, 2009: Yolo County requested and received an extension of time for response until July 15, 2009.
- June 3, 2009: Replies from the Sheriff and Sacramento County, both from the same law firm and both demanding trial by jury.
- May 5, 2009: Complaint filed.
Calguns Discussion Thread
This suit seeks to do two things.
1. "Good Cause" shall be interpreted such that "self defense" is more than enough "Good Cause."
2. "Good moral character" shall be interpreted to mean "not otherwise prohibited from buying or possessing firearms" under the common understanding of that term (felon in possession, no 5150 bar, etc.)
A third but not explicit item is that may really means shall.