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 contends that municipalities have a significant local interest in the regulation of firearm sales.  Further, as the local ordinance at issue is not duplicative or contradictory of state law, it is not preempted by state law.  This brief was filed in support of West Hollywood with the California Court of Appeal, which ultimately upheld the ordinance.

Brief not available online.