Cal City Pays NSSF $400K for Legal Fees

NSSF announced in December that it and co-plaintiff City Arms East, LLC, reached an agreement with the City of Pleasant Hill, California, to end a lawsuit challenging a 2013 ordinance that sought to impose burdensome and unlawful firearms and ammunition sales restrictions on local firearms retailers.

As a result of the settlement, which was approved by the Pleasant Hill council, the City of Pleasant Hill will pay $400,000 to cover legal fees incurred by NSSF and City Arms East, LLC, in bringing the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs were able to provide concrete instances of Pleasant Hill’s missteps and “hide the ball” tactics used in the process of passing the ordinance that even the city’s own planning commission had opposed. To avoid a trial and reach a settlement, the city modified those aspects of its regulation that NSSF and City Arms argued were in violation of state law and the United States Constitution.