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Winning CALL-FFL lawsuit cited in major court decision striking down de-facto gun ban

Earlier this year, we told you about our major Second Amendment victory at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, where the three-judge panel held that if “the right of the people to keep and bear arms is to have any force, the people must have a right to acquire the very firearms they are entitled to keep and to bear.”

The consequences of our major pro-gun win are already showing up in lower courts.

Nearly 6,000 miles away from California’s Golden Coast, a federal judge recently struck down several of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ gun control laws, including their registration scheme, a restriction on the caliber of long guns, an “assault weapons” ban (laws very similar to California’s SB 23 “evil features” ban), a ban on open carry of a handgun, a $1,000.00 excise tax on handguns, and a policy that seized firearms upon importation.