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NRA files challenge to California gun control legislation

[JURIST] The National Rifle Association (NRA) [official website] on Monday filed the first complaint [text, PDF] in a planned series of challenges [NRA -ILA press release] to new California gun control laws put in place following the San Bernardino attack [LA Times backgrounder]. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division [official website]. Some experts doubt [LA Times report] that the legal challenges will prevail as the laws are "limiting gun use, not outlawing it completely."

California has been the center of much of the country's gun law controversies. In February a federal judge ruled that gun rights advocates are allowed to publish personal information [JURIST report], such as addresses and telephone numbers, of legislators who voted in favor of California's recent gun control laws. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in December rejected a challenge [JURIST report] to California's 10-day waiting period for purchasing a gun. Also in December California's 5th District Court of Appeals reversed and remanded [JURIST report] a lower court ruling which rejected a challenge to a state law requiring gun microstamping. Last July California Governor Jerry Brown signed 20 bills into law, six of which were bills altering the gun laws [JURIST report] in the state

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