California Pro Gun Lawsuit To Be Argued on Live Video Feed

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calguns Foundation
Calguns Foundation

California – -( Our attorneys will be arguing two important civil rights cases TOMORROW at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

The Court decided that the same panel (made up of Chief Judge Thomas and Circuit Judges Schroeder and Nguyen) would hear both cases on the same day — one right after the other.

Silvester v. Harris is a Second Amendment challenge to California's 10-day waiting period. (The District Court previously ruled in our favor following a 3-day bench trial.)

Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris challenges California's ban on some truthful, non misleading handgun-related speech by firearms dealers — what we believe is a violation of First Amendment rights.

Help us STRIKE DOWN the 10-day waiting period


You can watch oral arguments for Silvester v. Harris and Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Harris, February 9th 2016 at the Ninth Circuit's YouTube Channel by clicking the image Above:

The Calguns Foundation ( is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves its members by providing Second Amendment-related education, strategic litigation and the defense of innocent California gun owners from improper or malicious prosecution. The Calguns Foundation seeks to inform government and protect the rights of individuals to acquire, own, and lawfully use firearms in California.

  • 5 thoughts on “California Pro Gun Lawsuit To Be Argued on Live Video Feed

    1. As for being Sheeple here is a letter I sent to All of my state senators and assemblymen yesterday

      To my Honorable Assemblymen and Women, 2/8/2016
      My name is Willard Walker and I am witting to ask you not to support any new firearm legislation in 2016 including Assembly Bills 1663, 1664 and 1674. California is already the most regulated state for firearm owners and buyers. The handgun roster is already limiting unconstitutionally the handguns we Californians have access to for self-protection, enjoyment and competition. There are enough laws on the books and any new legislation will only criminalize a large percentage of the population that is doing their best to adhere to draconian laws that do nothing to stop crime and only want to disarm the general population. If the Government of California really wants to do something to stop the use of gun violence than they need to strictly enforce the laws on the books.
      I know something about being the victim of violent crime as in December 2007 I was stabbed seven times in Nevada and was left severely disabled as a result. The person who stabbed me was found not guilty of a crime as it was over a week before anyone who witnessed the act would give a statement to the police and those involved fabricated a story for law enforcement to protect their friend from an outsider from California. During the trial the prosecution, the deputy sheriff who investigated the event and I were left dumbfounded at their testimony and eventually the verdict of the jury who believed their testimony and not the facts and evidence in Yerington NV. So I know a little bit about senseless violence and being a victim I feel that any new legislation will do nothing to stem it. After the attack that left me unable to work I earned a degree in Psychology at San Francisco State so I know the mentality of why people commit crimes and even if they do not have access to firearms they will still find a way to harm others. Just look at the two brothers who murdered four family members and severely injured another with kitchen knives.
      Crime involving firearms has been declining for over twenty years showing that the legislation in place currently is working. The Democratic Party’s campaign to end private firearm ownership is not only criminal but unconstitutional. I have been a lifelong Democrat until August of 2015 when I left left the party to become a Republican due to the democrat stance on this issue and I know many others who have done the same.
      The statistics that are being used by the Democrats are outdated just looking at the FBI”s reports and stats will show this, I will not bore with the statics but I do strongly encourage you, no I implore you to become familiar with them before making any decisions. Any one of your staffers would be able to find the REAL FBI reports or request them from the FBI. Even the use of the term Assault Rifle in wrong, as an Assault Rifle, is a fully automatic firearm that continues to fire as long as the trigger is depressed. It is not a rifle that is a semiautomatic firearm that discharges a round every time the trigger in depressed period.
      There is a lot to be said for the statement that “If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns”. If this happens, than we as the general population will have no way to protect our own lives in our own homes where home invasion is an increasing event. In my hometown of Rancho Bernardo a couple was tied up over the last weekend at gunpoint while the perpetrators ransacked the house and stole many thousands of dollars in property. This has happened at least three times in the last week by the same group according to the San Diego Police department. In states, counties, townships and cities where the population is armed and/or concealed carry is allowed crime rates are much lower. This is a fact not a distortion of the truth as the “Gun-grabbers” would have us think.
      It is becoming very clear that law enforcement alone cannot protect the average citizen at all times. Response times for law enforcement are becoming greater all the time as law enforcement budgets are cut and officers are responsible for greater areas. This is a travesty in itself! Law enforcement and prosecution of criminals should be a priority instead of cutting deals where criminals are released back to the population sometimes within days of being arrested with a weapon. California has the strictest laws in the country and they need to be enforced as they are. We do not need any new laws that make an entire class of firearms (most of which are not military based firearms in any way) illegal. This does not make sense and neither does registration of the said firearms that will take more resources away form already encumbered law enforcement agencies. We citizens have a lot of money time resources and we put into our firearms. We are responsible law abiding citizens unlike the criminal element that pays no attention to the law and will go out of state to buy parts and magazines that are already banned in California to modify weapons as happened in San Bernardino recently.
      Firearm owners are one of the most law abiding groups of citizens in our demographics, we even get fewer traffic tickets and have less contact with law enforcement than any other group of citizens. Why should we be punished any more than we are? Why should we as Californians not be allowed to buy and own the same firearms allowed to the rest of the citizens of United States of America? Is it that the Government does not trust us? Is it that the Government does not think we will not protect our firearm from criminals with our lives? We gun owners, as I have previously have stated and it is documented in many private and government funded studies are the most law abiding population in their demographic with fewer contacts with law enforcement tickets, arrests or convictions. Another one shows the United States also falls far behind many large population countries including Russia and England in its murder rate and in acts of terrorism against countries that have far stricter gun bans and restrictions showing that gun control does not work (one from Harvard University. Please read Others also show that we as sportsman contribute more to the upkeep healthy populations of wildlife, habitat and lands than almost any other segment of the population while striving to leave the country a better place for our descendants’.
      Firearm owners are one of the reasons that the Continental United States of America has never been invaded in our history. It is a cornerstone of being an American and the Constitution of the United States of America. General Yamamoto said to the Japanese General staff that” the Japanese would face an American with a rifle behind every blade of grass when faced with invasion”. I know that 99% of American gun owners would gladly give their lives in defense of our country. I know that I would. I cannot imagine a more honorable cause in which to die for (as many of my forefathers have done so). Please do not limit our ability to protect this wonderful country from enemies both foreign and domestic as our Constitution gives us, not only the right but the obligation to do so.
      I would like to know your position on these matters please respond to my letter at your earliest conveyance.

    2. Wrong. Pro gun Ca. People are always fighting anti gun bull laws. Problem is anti gun politicians who sell out good people. Also stupid ignorant people who believe all the hype of guns kill not criminals kind of like how all the dummies believe liars like Hillary Clinton and President bozo Obama on anti gun bulls hot and that’s nation wide sheep

    3. I will willingly comply with the ten day waiting requirement if they allow me to buy weapons without rediculous bullet buttons and allow dealers to ship the same weapons that can be purchased in other states with large mag capacities, noise suppressors and without the onerous restrictions that deter manufacturers from producing Cal. Compliant weapons. Rediculous laws that only harm law abiding citizens.

    4. I think the sheeple of California will insist on remaining potential victims of armed repeat offenders. It’s how the herd was raised in the cities.

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