Federal Court Kills Measure That Bars Images Of Guns From Gun Store Windows
By Tom Knighton
The Bill of Rights enshrines all the rights that are protected for all Americans. Included in them isn’t just the right to keep and bear arms but also freedom of the press, freedom to worship as one wishes, and the freedom to assemble.
Perhaps one of the most important rights, however, is the freedom of speech.
In California, a land that routinely curtails the right to keep and bear arms just tried to curtail other rights as well. At least, they did for gun store owners. The plan was to bar them from using images of guns on their windows and signage.
Unfortunately, a federal court just killed that nonsense.
SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2018) – Today, federal Judge Troy Nunley ruled that a California law banning licensed gun dealers from displaying handgun-related signs or advertising is unconstitutional and violates their First Amendment rights. The lawsuit, Tracy Rifle and Pistol v. Becerra, is supported by Second Amendment civil rights groups The Calguns Foundation (CGF) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) as well as industry association California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL).
California Penal Code section 26820, first enacted in 1923, banned gun stores from putting up signs advertising the sale of handguns …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms