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Second Amendment activists scored a huge victory last Tuesday when a federal judge struck down California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases.
Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii ruled in favor of the plaintiffs’ California gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, as well as two gun rights groups, The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation, Reported the Firearms Policy Coalition
The judge found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code violated the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain classifications, like Silvester and Combs, and “burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.”
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: xuenchen
What is the purpose of the waiting period? Make sure the stalker can finish the job before the woman can get adequate defense?
"There’s no statistical evidence that" a waiting period for handgun purchases "reduces violence whatsoever."
There is research to indicate that handgun waiting periods are linked with lower suicide rates. But we did not find evidence that waiting periods coincide with less violence being committed by one person against another. If such evidence emerges, we may revisit this item.
As it stands, Wanggaard’s statement is accurate but needs clarification -- our definition of Mostly True.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: infolurker
What is the purpose of the waiting period?
It's what they call a "cooling down period". It keeps people from flying off the handle, buying a gun and doing something stupid.
“After considering the evidence and the arguments, the Court concludes that Penal Code §26815(a) and § 27540(a)‟s 10-day waiting periods impermissibly violate the Second Amendment as applied to those persons who already lawfully possess a firearm as confirmed by the AFS [Automated Firearms System], to those who possess a valid CCW [Carry Concealed Weapon] license, and to those who possess both a valid COE [Certificate of Eligibility] and a firearm as confirmed by the AFS system, if the background check on these individuals is completed and approved prior to the expiration of 10 days.
originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: DAVID64
Has that strategy been statistically, undeniably proven?