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California gun control laws challenged on religious freedom grounds

Need to keep an eye on this one.  The Sikh religion, in addition to mandating harm to no creature, also mandates that its members must be fully prepared to defend themselves and others from harm at any time.  The lawsuit says CA's overly restrictive gun laws (some of the worst in the country) prevent Sikh's from free exercise of their faith.

When the defense isn't allowed to haggle over the finer points of the 2nd amendment, and must instead address the first, how will they fight this one?  (especially keeping in mind the massacre at a Sikh temple last year by racist assholes who thought they were Muslims)

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Asked by NotPanicking at 3:04 PM on Mar. 17, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Hmm this could get interesting. But I do not understand why they are petitioning the court claiming the tough guns laws prevent Sikh's from free exercise of their faith. You are allowed to carry concealed, you just have to have a good reason to want a carry permit cause Cali is a 'may issue' state. And in their case, I would think the have a pretty damn good reason to want a gun. Besides, the last I knew, Cali had petition to put a proposition on the ballot making California a Shall Issue CCW state. This was back in August, but it hasn't passed yet.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:41 AM on Mar. 18, 2013

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