Teixeira vs. County of Alameda challenges a county ordinance that is a de facto ban on the opening of gun stores – in spite of the fact that federal, state, and local laws require people to use licensed gun dealers to lawfully buy, sell, or transfer firearms.
Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment does protect gun stores from laws that amount to a total ban, saying it its opinion that “Our forefathers recognized that the prohibition of commerce in firearms worked to undermine the right to keep and to bear arms.”
But that decision is under attack – the County of Alameda and its anti-gun allies, including the State of California, League of California Cities, and even U.C. Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky are trying to get the Court to overturn this pro-gun decision.
FPF has filed a law professors’ brief to defend the Ninth Circuit’s pro-rights decision so that the case can proceed to a full trial on the merits.