Yesterday, May 2, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced its latest decision in Nordyke v. King, a suit brought by a gun show promoter challenging an Alameda County ordinance prohibiting the possession of firearms or ammunition on County-owned property. In its opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the ordinance does not “substantially burden” the Second Amendment, an argument made in the Law Center’s amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit last year. The Law Center will continue to support Alameda County as the case heads back to the district court.
With yesterday’s decision, the Nordyke panel joins the numerous courts that have rejected Second Amendment challenges nationwide. The message is clear: common sense firearms laws remain constitutional.