With the courtroom arguments in two of the biggest gun-related lawsuits in the country complete, attention turns to the 11 federal judges who will rule on them.
During oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, judges grilled attorneys on whether a gun owner’s claim of self-defense is enough to satisfy the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permits in California.
There are more than 16,000 Californians whose requests to carry a concealed gun in public are in limbo, pending a final decision in a landmark lawsuit, Peruta v. San Diego County.
To date, five U.S. appeals courts have issued rulings on concealed carry cases. Here’s a look at each one.
A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show near San Francisco, all of the guns on display were secured with plastic ties, rendering them inoperable. It’s an extra layer of security that isn’t found at another Crossroads show in Reno, Nevada.
The California Department of Justice received $24 million in 2013 to spend over three years confiscating guns from people who aren’t allowed to have them. But the state’s top gun regulator says the job will take another two to three years to complete.
The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is among the most common guns on the California Justice Department’s list of more than 145,000 assault weapons grandfathered in prior to the state’s 2001 ban.
Craigslist has a policy plainly prohibiting the buying or selling of any guns, gun parts or ammunition. But many ads on the site seek to sell or trade
Reveal reporter Matt Drange has been looking at how easy it’s been for sellers to list assault weapon parts on eBay and decided to see if he could get his hands on some using the site. He tells us what happened when he tried to order these parts online, and we find out how criminals are building their own untraceable “ghost guns.”