SAN FRANCISCO — In a win for gun control advocates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled en banc that a Bay Area county ordinance restricting where firearms can be sold does not violate the Second Amendment.

The decision overturns a divisive May 2016 ruling by an appeals court panel, which held that the Alameda County ordinance should have been more closely scrutinized to determine its impact on residents’ right to bear arms. The full en banc opinion, including two concurrences and one dissent, spans 61 pages. Judge Marsha Berzon wrote for the majority.

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