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Just a Man
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"A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request to force Ventura County, Calif., to reopen gun stores forced to close in response to the coronavirus.

Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, a Jimmy Carter appointee, of the District Court for the Central District of California, said she would not grant a temporary restraining order against the county's shutdown order. Her decision is one of the first in the legal battle over pandemic-related closures of gun businesses."

"Judge Marshall said Ventura County's shutdown order was not as "sweeping" as the ban on handgun sales at issue in the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and should, therefore, be subject to a less rigorous judicial test for constitutionality.

"The County Order does not specifically target handgun ownership, does not prohibit the ownership of a handgun outright, and is temporary," she said. "Therefore, the burden of the County Order on the Second Amendment, if any, is not substantial, so intermediate scrutiny is appropriate."
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