Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport

The Firearms Policy Coalition filed a lawsuit in a San Diego federal court challenging California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, the group announced on May 2.

The lawsuit argues that individuals who pass background checks without any prior criminal records should be allowed to immediately retrieve their firearms after purchase to be used for self-defense and other lawful purposes (pdf).

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The law requiring a 10-day “cooling off” period is aimed to prevent individuals from rushing to harm themselves or others with newly purchased weapons during periods of sudden distress or anger.

The law applies to all consumers, even those who have passed the requirements for immediate background checks.

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