United States Ninth Circuit

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Gallinger v. Becerra, 16-56125

Affirmed the dismissal of an action challenging California's 2015 amendment to its Gun-Free School Zone Act. Gun owners and firearms organizations contended that it was unconstitutional for lawmakers to prohibit licensed concealed carry weapon holders from possessing a firearm on school grounds while allowing retired peace officers to do so. However, the Ninth Circuit found that the distinction between these two groups had a rational basis and that the law did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/03


  • Owens


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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