(09-24) 14:43 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A divided federal appeals court wrestled Thursday with potentially the most important gun case in its history, a dispute over a firearms ban at the Alameda County Fairgrounds that has expanded into a constitutional battle over state and local authority to regulate gun possession.But it seems not all the judges agree with each other. Some agree with "gun rights advocates" while Judge Susan Graber thinks the Constitution doesn't matter.
And one judge [Graber] suggested the court should uphold the ordinance as a valid public safety measure without deciding the constitutional issue.In other words: The Constitution be damned!
In 2005, the Iowa Legislature attempted to pass a ban on gun shows at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. It failed in committee.