California Gun Ad Ban Blocked By Federal Appeals Court

  • A U.S. appeals court has issued a ruling blocking a California law that aimed to limit advertisements of firearms and related products to minors.
  • The San Francisco-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals argued that the law would be unlikely to reduce gun violence or the prevalence of illegal firearms.
  • The court also expressed concerns about potential infringements on free speech, emphasizing that California already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. According to the 34-page ruling, while California has a significant interest in reducing gun violence and the unlawful use of firearms by minors, the law in question does not directly and materially advance these objectives.
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