Professor Volokh in Courthouse News on California’s Ban on Signs Depicting Handguns

February 10, 2016—Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in Courthouse News on whether California may continue banning advertisements depicting handguns. Attorneys told a Ninth Circuit panel that it ultimately comes down to free speech versus public safety.

"This is a classic example of a case where the government bans advertising because it is afraid it is going to be too persuasive to adults," Professor Volokh said. "It is afraid that people will see the ad and buy guns for what the government thinks are improper reasons or without adequate deliberation."