March 6, 2014
As battle lines draw on efforts by the gun control lobby to challenge Peruta v San Diego, a federal court found in favor of a similar shall lawsuit against Yolo County Wednesday.
The case at hand, Richards v. Prieto, challenged Yolo County, California Sheriff Ed Prieto’s policies on granting concealed carry handgun permits. Brought by the Calguns foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, a federal judge Wednesday found the policy unconstitutional.
“Today’s ruling reinforces the Second Amendment’s application to state and local governments, and will help clear the way for more California citizens to exercise their right to bear arms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb in a statement.