SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today refused to side with gun-show promoters who have waged a years-long fight against Alameda County over a gun ban. But the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment arguments aren’t completely doomed.

The court, in its latest ruling in Nordyke v. King, said given that “all of the Supreme Court’s modern Second Amendment case law has been created” in the six years that have passed since Sallie and Russell Nordyke filed their most recent complaint against the county, they should be able to take another shot at their suit.

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