Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is getting involved in a big federal court battle about gun owner’s rights. It centers around what people do with their weapons inside their own homes.
A city ordinance passed in San Francisco establishes that anyone who owns a gun must either wear it on their person or lock it away or disable it when they are inside their own home.
Brnovich, and 25 other state attorneys general, is calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the ordinance because as of now, a federal appeals court has ruled the ordinance is acceptable.
“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals got it wrong,” Brnovich said. “The Second Amendment gives a fundamental right to keep and bear arms and we’re going to do everything we can to preserve that right.”
The 9th Circuit ruled the ordinance does not put a substantial burden on the Second Amendment.
“Would you want to figure out where it was locked and what was the combination?” asked Brnovich. “It really does create a burden.”
It is much too early to know if the U.S. Supreme Court will agree to hear the case.
If not, the justices essentially validate the appeals court ruling and that could pave the way for other cities around the country to potentially pass similar laws of their own.
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