SAF Argues For Stringent Judicial Review Of Alameda County Gun Ban
August 25, 2010 by Personal Liberty News Desk
The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Nordyke v King case, supporting the position that the Alameda County, Calif., gun ban is a Second Amendment issue, and as such should be subject to "strict scrutiny," which is the most stringent standard of judicial review in the United States.
The case stems from a decade-old ban imposed following a 1998 shooting at the county fair, and was brought by two operators of a gun show. They argue the incident was not related to their show and that the authorities used it as a pretext for a wholesale prohibition.
SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said that the importance of the case stems from the fact that "it could establish the highest standard of scrutiny to which gun laws around the country would be subjected."
It "cannot be underestimated, or understated," he stressed.
Earlier this summer, SAF celebrated an important victory for gun ownership rights when the Supreme Court struck down the decades-long ban on handguns in Chicago.