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Attorney General Cameron Defends Second Amendment, Keeps California Out of Our Holsters

Would ban certain handguns


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2023) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a 26-state coalition in filing an amicus brief to challenge a California law that would ban certain handguns and infringe on Second Amendment rights.

California’s Unsafe Handgun Act effectively prevents law-abiding citizens from purchasing many kinds of handguns, which are some of the most commonly used modern firearms. The legislation would limit the public to outmoded “grandfathered handguns.” The is just a way for liberal lawmakers to constrain the right to keep and bear arms.

“For the Constitution to endure, we must defend it unfailingly and on all fronts,” said Attorney General Cameron. “I joined the 26-state coalition to oppose this most recent and radical assault on the Second Amendment.”

In their brief, the coalition of attorneys general write that California “has enforced its Unsafe Handgun Act to unabashedly infringe on fundamental liberties that belong to all Americans.” As the brief argues, “[l]ess liberty in California means less liberty for all Americans.” The coalition concludes by asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to declare California’s law unconstitutional.

In 2021, Attorney General Cameron fought all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States in defense of the Second Amendment, which resulted in the high court’s landmark ruling in Bruen. Today’s filing is his latest effort to protect this same right.

Attorney General Cameron was joined by attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

To view a copy of the brief, click here

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