Nordyke Oral Arguments Today

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel will hear arguments today in the Nordykes’ legal challenge to Alameda County’s ordinance, which has banned gun shows at the county fairgrounds since 1999. The 9th Circuit previously upheld the county’s ban, but the court decided to reconsider the case, because of the Supreme Court’s major Second Amendment rulings.

This case is important because it sets the tone for future regulation. It does “pose a big question,” of whether the right to keep and bear arms, applies to outside of the home.

“The ordinance singles out Second Amendment activity for disfavored treatment and declares county property a Second Amendment-free zone,” former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement wrote in a 9th Circuit brief on the NRA’s behalf.

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