California Attorney General Sued by Gun Owners

April 15 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to the Daily Caller, California’s top lawyer may find herself on the other side of the courtroom with the state’s gun owners on the other.

Kamala Harris finds herself the target of a lawsuit by the Calguns Foundation, Califnoria’s largest pro gun group.

The group is representing 7 gun owners in the case.

From The Daily Caller,

The case challenges the DOJ’s policy of requiring some firearm purchasers to prove their legal standing to take possession of acquired firearms and forcing them to wait beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period.

One plaintiff in the case, Daniel Schoepf of Long Beach, California, was denied his fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense even after DOJ told him that he was legally eligible to purchase and possess firearms.

In 1984, Schoepf was detained in Los Angeles County for having two tablets in his pocket that were later discovered to be common, non-prescription pills. The detectives subsequently released Schoepf and no charges were filed. In 2006, DOJ firearms section Program Manager Steve Buford sent Schoepf a letter stating that he was eligible to purchase and possess firearms; however, in 2012, DOJ reversed that position and instructed Schoepf’s local firearms dealer to hold back delivery of Schoepf’s gun.

We wish these defendants the best of luck in their endeavors and hope they can move gun rights forward in one of the most restrictive states in the country.

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