Case Information:  Pizzo v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 09-cv-04493-CW (N.D. Cal. Filed July 9, 2012)

At Issue:  Challenging California’s concealed carry “good cause” provision.  This lawsuit challenges the “good cause” provision contained in California’s concealed carry statute.  Under California law, an applicant for a concealed carry permit may only receive a permit if he or she has demonstrated good cause to carry a concealed firearm.  Plaintiff argues that this provision violates the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Law Center’s Brief:  Our brief, filed in support of California’s discretionary concealed carry law, argues that California’s statutory provisions do not fall within the scope of the Second Amendment as it has been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read the full text of our amicus brief here.

Download a PDF of the Pizzo v. City & County of San Francisco Amicus Brief.