Skip to comments.Bellevue v. social bigotry in California gun shop case
Posted on 07/01/2012 6:47:33 PM PDT by marktwain
The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has filed what could become a warning shot" federal case against Californias Alameda County over what looks suspiciously like an exercise in social bigotry against a perfectly legal business enterprise because it would be a gun shop.
It's a case with national implications, said an attorney involved in the lawsuit.
For those in Washington with dreams of the Evergreen State going the way of California where gun regulation is concerned, this lawsuit might raise a red flag about making gun hatred an official government policy. Bring a lawyer, because SAF is turning the filing of federal lawsuits against local governments into something of an art form.
TheGunMag.com is reporting that SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees and three individual plaintiffs, John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gary Gamaza. The trio wants to open a gun store in Alameda County, but it appears that county officials are determined to not allow that to happen.
According to the lawsuit, the county allowed an objection to the businessmens permit to be filed even though the deadline had passed for such objections and the West County Board of Zoning Adjustments had voted to approve a conditional use permit and allow the gun store to operate.
The outcome of this lawsuit may very well have far-reaching implications for firearms dealers not just in California, but across the United States, noted co-counsel Jason Davis. Hopefully we can address these issues for dealers once and for all.
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Isn't that a little like wanting to open an ice house in hell?
I'd think you'd do a pretty, uh, brisk business! Location, location, location!