What’s up with the National Rifle Association being selective about gun law cases it opposes? Why NRA filed briefs opposing the law before the D.C. Circuit, but not the 9th Circuit?
On Sep. 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments in two cases involving the law requiring people who want to carry a gun in public to show a “good reason to fear injury” or another “proper reason” to carry the weapon.
On Aug. 31, 2016, a (3-0) ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to ban the sale of firearms to anyone with a medical marijuana card.
Nine states — Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington — filed a brief supporting the District of Columbia. The National Rifle Association and sixteen other states — Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming — filed briefs opposing the law.