Court Rules NRA Lawsuit Against Alameda County Can Proceed

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NRA teamed up with other defenders of the Second Amendment and sued four Northern California counties for closing gun shops and ranges as non-essential businesses. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Earlier this year, the NRA teamed up with other defenders of the Second Amendment and sued four Northern California counties for closing gun shops and ranges as non-essential businesses under their emergency COVID 19 orders. The lawsuit alleged that those four counties violated our members’ Second Amendment right to acquire and train with firearms. Santa Clara, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties repealed their orders shortly after the lawsuit was filed and allowed gun shops and ranges to reopen. Those counties were dismissed from the lawsuit.

Alameda county chose not to repeal its order, however and asked the court to dismiss the suit against it. The court denied Alameda’s motion to dismiss the case, instead of ruling that we can proceed with our Second Amendment claim against the county.

The case is called Altman v. Alameda. It is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on this case, and all of ILA’s efforts to defend your constitutional rights. 


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Tionico
Tionico
2 months ago

Those are not “northern California counties”. They are Bay Area. To anyone who has lived north of them, one is not in Northern California until one has gone far enough to be north of those counties, add Marin and Sonoma, both of which are simply Bay Area Extensions. Same horrid mess. Draw a lone, crooked as it might lay along the northern boundaries of all those counties and things are very different north of that line. Alameda have a long history of rabid anti-gun politcs. I could imagine, though dimly, going back to Northern California, but never to Bay Area… Read more »

JPM
JPM
2 months ago

Personally, I believe any money spent by any organization on California would be better spent elsewhere.

donfranko
donfranko
2 months ago
Reply to  JPM

best way to kill a snake is cut it’s head off…. even if it takes several wacks.