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August 25, 2014

Fresno Bee: Federal judge rules state's gun-purchase wait unconstitutional

A federal judge in Fresno has ruled California's 10-day waiting period on gun purchases is unconstitutional when applied to current gun owners who have already passed background checks or have permits to carry concealed weapons.

A federal judge in Fresno has ruled California's 10-day waiting period on gun purchases is unconstitutional when applied to current gun owners who have already passed background checks or have permits to carry concealed weapons.

The 56-page ruling, issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii, does not affect the 10-day waiting period for those buying their first gun, or the state's requirement that those purchasing a firearm undergo a background check.

Ishii stayed his ruling for 180 days to give the state time to revise its laws affecting the waiting period.

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