Case information: Cal. Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. City of W. Hollywood, 78 Cal. Rptr. 2d 591 (1998) (No. B108910)

At issue:  Challenging city’s ban on the sale of “junk guns”  This action challenged on preemption grounds a West Hollywood ordinance prohibiting the sale of “junk guns” (unsafe firearms also once called “Saturday Night Specials”).

Law Center’s Brief:  Our brief argues that the ordinance is presumptively valid and that state law does not expressly or impliedly preempt the sale of junk guns.  The brief was filed in support of West Hollywood with the California Court of Appeal, which ultimately upheld the ordinance.

Brief not available online.