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Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, 12-17803

The district court's order denying plaintiffs' motion to preliminarily enjoin two San Francisco firearm and ammunition regulations in an action alleging that the regulations were impermissible violations of the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, is affirmed, where: 1) the first regulation, which requires handguns to be stored in a locked container at home or disabled with a trigger lock when not carried on the person, survives intermediate scrutiny, because defendant-city had shown the requirement was substantially related to the important government interest of reducing firearm-related deaths and injuries; 2) the second regulation, which prohibits the sale of hollow-point ammunition within San Francisco, passes intermediate scrutiny, because defendant-city carried its burden of establishing that the regulation was a reasonable fit to achieve its goal of reducing the lethality of ammunition; and thus, 3) the district court did not abuse its discretion in concluding that plaintiffs would not succeed on the merits of their claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/25/2014
  • Published 03/25/2014




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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