1 Jul , 2015

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California’s Attorney General responds to CPRC’s Amicus Brief in 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns


At the beginning of June, the Crime Prevention Research Center filed an Amicus Brief in the 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns. The California Attorney General just filed a response brief on Tuesday where she directly responds to our brief.

Among our claims were:

1) The original briefs put in by the those appealing the Federal District Court decision did not cite one academic study showing that waiting periods or background checks reduced violent crime or suicide.…

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6 Jun , 2015

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New Jersey Woman stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend while she was waiting for months for the police to approve her permit to own a gun

Carol Browne, 39, had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and had put in a security system as well as cameras all around the outside of her house.  But those obviously had no effect on stopping her ex-boyfriend from stabbing her to death late this last Wednesday night.  Restraining orders work on after someone has broken them.  …

1 Jun , 2015

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CPRC puts in Amicus brief in 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns


In response to claims made before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the CPRC has pointed to that there is no evidence showing that background checks or waiting periods reduce any type of violent crime or total suicides. The case before the court is more specific than that because the claim is that there is a benefit to a 10-day waiting period for those who already lawfully possess a firearm as confirmed in the Automated Firearms System, possess a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license, or who possess a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE).…

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26 Aug , 2014

In Silvester v. Harris Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii rules that there is no evidence that a “cooling off” benefit exists from waiting periods

California Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii might have been appointed by Bill Clinton, but his decision that was released on Monday, August 25th still found:

There is no evidence that a “cooling off period,” such as that provided by the 10-day waiting period, prevents impulsive acts of violence by individuals who already possess a firearm.(fn) A waiting period for a newly purchased firearm will not deter an individual from committing impulsive acts of violence with a separate firearm that is already in his or her possession.