SACRAMENTO, Calif. -(Ammoland.com)- This week, attorneys for The Calguns Foundation (CGF) filed the final appeal brief in a case challenging a California Department of Justice (DOJ) policy that ignores the text of the State’s gun laws and, instead, replaces it with an “Information Letter” issued by its Bureau of Firearms.
California’s Penal Code generally bans gun buyers from even attempting to “purchase more than one handgun within any 30-day period.”
But the Legislature established 13 different exemptions to that ban, one of which applies to law-abiding people who have both a DOJ-issued “Certificate of Eligibility” (COE) to legally purchase and possess firearms along with a Federal Firearms License allowing them to buy and sell some firearms for their personal collections (FFL03).
But in 2014, the DOJ’s Bureau of Firearms started applying the “1-in-30” handgun ban law to people who met the standards for the exemption in spite of the fact that it had followed the text of the statute for years.
“This case is about enforcing the limitations on the administrative branch of government when it decides it isn’t bound by the laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor,” the brief argues.
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