Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "Gun Rights Advocates Renew Legal Fight Over California's 10-Day Wait for Firearms Buyers" -- Los Angeles Times
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, "Gun Rights Advocates Renew Legal Fight Over California's 10-Day Wait for Firearms Buyers." The article considers whether under New York State Rifle and Pistol Assocation v. Bruen a waiting period to purchase guns is consistent with historical tradition.
Excerpts from "Gun Rights Advocates Renew Legal Fight Over California's 10-Day Wait for Firearms Buyers"
Jake Charles, an associate professor at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and an expert in firearms law, said he was “surprised it took until May of this year” for the waiting period law to be challenged again under Bruen — in part because it is obviously vulnerable.
Prior to Bruen, federal courts across the country judged gun laws not only through a historical lens, but by assessing whether they served a well-reasoned purpose of modern government.
Charles said courts across the country have been interpreting what constitutes an “analogous” law for the purposes of Bruen differently, in part because the decision provided “really little guidance on how to perform that task.”
In light of that, he said, judges in California could come down either way on whether the waiting period law is sufficiently similar to some historical law to be constitutional.
“Lower courts are all over the place on how to do this,” Charles said.
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