Today, attorneys Alexander Frank and Kostas Moros, both of whom were in the courtroom yesterday for the hearing, stopped by to break down the ruling with CRPA TV’s Kevin Small. Watch that video here.
SB 2 is a prominent example of the kind of gun control restrictions being advanced all over the country as an end run around the Constitution and the Bruen decision, despite the absurd claims made by Attorney General Bonta when the bill became law. Judge Cormac Carney, a name becoming quite familiar to 2A advocates, minced no words in his decision.
In response to the state’s arguments about why it deemed so many places “sensitive”, Judge Carney pointed out that “spaces do not
become sensitive simply because they are “crowded and protected generally by” the police.” Adding that “densely packed spaces are precisely the types of spaces that malicious criminals target for mass-shootings.”
In the press conference announcing this law, Governor Newsom made it absolutely clear how he views the Second Amendment. Watch that clip here.
Seemingly in response to Newsom’s dismissive attitude, Judge Carney’s decision included this admonition: “(t)he Constitution, by design, recognizes that some rights are so important and sacrosanct that nothing short of a constitutional amendment may take them away. No one—not a federal judge, not a state governor or legislator, not even the President of the United States—is above the Constitution.”