Monday, April 20, 2009

Nordyke v. King - Ninth circuit Court Incorporates the 2nd Amendment Against the States

The decision, greatly anticipated by gun-rights groups, was handed down from the Ninth Circuit today. The operative sentence:
We are therefore persuaded that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment and
applies it against the states and local governments.
However, the ordinance was upheld, no doubt to the disappointment of the Nordykes, which means that S.B. 585, which would ban gun shows at the Cow Palace, will no doubt stand if it passes in the state legislature.

You can read the entire decision here. Hat tip to Of Arms and the Law.

Note: be sure to watch if any supplementary briefs are filed in McDonald v. Chicago, as this decision would seem to drive several nails into the coffin entombing the Chicago city handgun ban.

2 comments:

Harrison said...

Great site I'm in KA too. Want to trade links?

LeftCoastConservative said...

Harrison,

Sure. You could post it or send it to me via email: leftcoastconservative@gmail.com

Took me a bit to understand that you meant Kalifornia by KA.