It's a little early to plan the party welcoming California back into the federal union, but a happy sign appeared today.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has ruled that California de facto handgun carry bans are unconstitutuonal.
The link takes you to the full text of the 2-1 decision. I've read only a few pages so far. Media commentary suggests the case will go before the full Ninth and to the Supreme Court. Because other federal courts have ruled otherwise, SCOTUS will probably agree to hear the case.
In the early pages I've read, the Ninth panel buys the notion that the Second Amendment creates no right. Rather, it guarantees a pre-existing (or "natural?") right. I think I remember some of us making that point a time or two.
EDIT TO ADD: Recommended: David Kopel's Washington Post explanation of the decision and its limits. This guy thinks like a lawyer but writes like a writer. Nice combination.