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G17GUY
02-04-2007, 00:52
SAN FRANCISCO - a group of firearm enthusiasts, publishers, manufacturers, and associations sued Contra Costa County in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The lawsuit challenges the County's ban on the sale, gifting, transferring, offering for sale and displaying for sale of .50 caliber rifles. Attorney Chuck Michel predicted that the court case would have statewide implications and will "put a lid back on local authorities' ability to regulate."

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, California Side by Side Society, California Association of Firearms Retailers, Fifty Caliber Shooters Association, Double Gun Journal, Sports Afield, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, California Rifle and Pistol Association and Eric Williams argue that Contra Costa's ordinance violates the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution and California state law.

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http://calgunlaws.com/modules.php?name=NukeNews&file=article&sid=428

Giggity-Giggity
02-04-2007, 11:33
Good luck to those guys!

50 Shooter
02-05-2007, 16:13
I think you're a little behind the times, the .50 was banned in Kali as of 2359 12/31/04.

Here's a plce to start doing some reading. http://fiftycal.org/resources.php

HarlDane
02-05-2007, 16:43
Originally posted by 50 Shooter
I think you're a little behind the times, the .50 was banned in Kali as of 2359 12/31/04.

Here's a plce to start doing some reading. http://fiftycal.org/resources.php I believe this is a new lawsuit meant to try and overturn the ban.

I'm curious as to what part of the California Constitution this ban could violate.

50 Shooter
02-05-2007, 23:20
The fight in Contra Costa County was won if memory serves me right but it still doesn't matter, rifles chambered in .50 BMG are banned in CA now.

There is nothing in the CA state constitution about the right to keep and bear arms. If this is new can anyone provide a link to more info on this?