With 9th Circuit set to fear Firearms case, California AG is mum on gun control

Dan Levine in The Recorder writes in a Sept. 22 article that as "a hard-fought firearms case" is set to go before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for arguments that start Sept. 24, California Attorney General Jerry Brown has not submitted a brief onthe case as yet -- even though it comes from Alameda County, his home county.

Meanwhile, Levine notes, "in another case across the country, involving the same issue, Brown filed an amicus that has gun control advocates shaking their heads."

"After the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the Second Amendment didn't apply to state or local governments -- and therefore upheld a local handgun ordinance -- Brown joined those asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling," Levine continues. "The move throws a spotlight on how Brown, a presumed candidate for the governorship, handles this sometimes socially divisive issue."