Case information: Nordyke v. King, 44 P.3d 133 (Cal. 2002) (No. S091549)

At issue: Challenging county ordinance prohibiting possession of firearms and ammunition on county-owned propertyThis action was brought by gun show promoters to challenge an Alameda County ordinance prohibiting the possession of firearms and ammunition on county-owned property.

Law Center’s Brief:  Our amicus brief was filed in the California Supreme Court after the court granted the request of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to determine whether the ordinance was preempted by state law.  This brief argues that the state’s gun control laws do not expressly or impliedly preempt the ordinance.  The California Supreme Court found that the ordinance was not preempted.

Brief not available online.