(TargetLiberty.org) – Following a U.S. Appeals Court decision to place a temporary hold on the decision of the district court that was blocking a California bill that would prohibit firearms in the majority of places, the bill is expected to become a law after the start of the new year.
U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney had originally found that the California law which had been signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was unconstitutional and had been in violation of the Second Amendment. As he argued, the rule would be taking away the Second Amendment right of people to protect themselves and their families. However, 10 days later the appeals court placed a temporary hold on that ruling.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association had brought forward the legal case against the new law.
The Appeals Court decision means that while the law will be allowed to go into effect on Jan. 1 the legal process will continue. The law specifically bans concealed firearms from 26 public locations in the state, including banks, churches, and parks. The law is going to apply to everyone, even if they have a concealed carry weapon license, however, there will be one exception for private businesses that specifically have signs that show that weapons are allowed onto their property.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to receive arguments from both sides in January and February.
On Saturday, Newsom posted in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the ruling would allow the “common-sense gun laws” to continue.
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