Fresno Bee: Federal judge rules state's gun-purchase wait unconstitutional
08/25/2014 2:28 PM
08/25/2014 2:45 PM
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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