LA city council open carry gun ban and federal judge strikes down marijuana lottery Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller (128 S.Ct 2783) that the Second Amendment provided an individual right for persons to “keep and bear arms”. Just as the right to free speech does not include the right to shout “fire” in a crowded theater, the Heller decision recognized reasonable limits on the exercise of that right. Prior to the Heller decision, case law in the 9th Federal Circuit (including California) held that the Second Amendment did not apply to individuals. In many respects, Heller is a landmark case. When a landmark decision is made, the Supreme Court does not decide all questions relating to the issue. It rules on the primary question, and then leaves it to lower courts to define the limits of the ruling through subsequent cases. Heller does not appear to impact any of California’s weapons laws, but it does expose those laws to new challenge. Gun ban in LA as Tucson Loughner knee-jerk while federal judge strikes down marijuana lottery LA city council open carry gun ban federal judge strikes down marijuana lottery los angeles 90028 nra tucson loughner sb 1070 immigration gang lapd