Wisconsin’s new attorney general has signed on to a gun rights case. Brad Schimel supports a lawsuit, to overturn a local ordinance in California, requiring guns in private homes be locked.
“There are a total now of 26 states that signed on to this petition to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals decision that we believe stands in contradiction to U.S. Supreme Court precedent,” Schimel said.
A “friend of the court” brief filed in Nebraska asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 2014 appeals court decision which upheld the San Francisco ordinance. “We do not want this precedent to stand and create a problem, potentially, for law-abiding gun owners in other states,” Schimel said.
San Francisco handgun owners must use trigger locks or gun safes in their homes, a restriction aimed preventing unauthorized users and children from accessing guns. “They’ve gone so far as to restrict your freedom in your own home,” Schimel said.