4 California Gun Dealers Are Suing to Block the Most Ridiculous Gun Law Ever
California gun dealers are challenging a state law that says handguns, or even photographs of handguns, may not be visible from outside their shops. The law was first enacted in 1923, and does not apply to shotguns or rifles. While most lawsuits related to guns are based on the Second Amendment, the attorney for the four says this case is based on the dealers’ First Amendment rights.
Michael Baryla, owner of Tracy Rifle & Pistol, says:
I run one of the most heavily regulated and inspected businesses in existence, but it’s still illegal for me to show customers that I sell handguns until after they walk in the door. That’s about as silly a law as you could imagine, even here in California.