Courtroom Battle: Oral Argument Scheduled in May v Bonta Over California’s CCW Law Changes

May v Bonta


Docket Text: NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT on Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 09:00 A.M. – 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Courtroom 1 – Scheduled Location: San Francisco CA

A lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 2 (SB2) was filed on September 12, 2023, just days after the bill was passed by the California legislature, which establishes the majority of the state as “sensitive places” and makes significant changes to Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) procedures and increase the costs of obtaining a permit by law-abiding citizens. It is an apparent attempt to circumvent the ruling from the United States Supreme Court in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v Bruen, which legally established California a “shall issue” state. The suit was filed by a robust contingent of 2A warriors as plaintiffs including YouTube sensations Reno May and Anthony Miranda (the Armed Scholar), and GOC/GOA/GOF, Second Amendment Foundation, Liberal Gun Owners Association and our trusted partners the CRPA. (See Complaint here.)

On 12/24/2023, a motions panel of the 9th Circuit issued an emergency stay preventing the lower court from preventing the sensitive places rules from going into effect.

On 1/6/2024 the merits panel of the 9th Circuit dissolved the stay which allowed the lower court ruling declaring SB 2 sensitive places as unconstitutional to be in effect.