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California: Appeals Court Says Lawsuit Challenging California’s Microstamping Law Can Proceed

Friday, December 2, 2016

California: Appeals Court Says Lawsuit Challenging California’s Microstamping Law Can Proceed

Yesterday, Thursday, December 1, California’s Fifth Appellate District Court of Appeal ruled that a case challenging the state’s 2007 microstamping law could return to the trial court for further action.  

The suit was brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) with assistance from NRA’s counsel in California.  The appellate court overturned a lower court decision that had dismissed NSSF’s challenge to California’s arbitrary and irrational requirement that all new semi-automatic handguns be equipped with so-called “microstamping” technology.  The appellate court sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider the microstamping challenge. While this is not the end of the case, the appellate court’s revival of the case and ruling that the Attorney General’s interpretation of the law is wrong helps the plaintiffs’ case going forward.  While NRA is determined to help with this case going forward, we can only do so with the support of our members.
 
To continue reading about this case, please visit: bit.ly/2gMacfW. 


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