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  •  This is a guaranteed loss for the City. (2+ / 0-)

    California has state preemption of firearms regulation. The State government is the only entity in California that can enact gun laws.

    I'm sure the Sunnyvale City Council knew that, but I guess it's easier to blow taxpayer dollars on elections and lawyers than to tell activists "no", even when that's the only answer that's true.

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 03:25:55 PM PST

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    •  thanks for this...I'm gathering info for next (0+ / 0-)

      Wednesday's open thread on these new laws.

      from what I'm reading...in CA cities and counties can enact laws except on licensing and registration...

      In California and Nebraska, local governments retain authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, but the state legislature has expressly removed this authority in certain areas.

      California: California expressly preempts local governments from regulating in the areas of registration or licensing of firearms; manufacture, sale or possession of imitation firearms; and licensing or permitting with respect to the purchase, ownership, possession or carrying of a concealable firearm in the home or place of business. In other areas, courts have found that local governments have a great deal of authority to regulate firearms and ammunition in their communities. For example, courts have rejected preemption challenges to many local firearms and ammunition laws, including ordinances regulating junk guns, the location and operation of firearms dealers, and the sale and possession of firearms and ammunition on county-owned property.

      Smart Gun Laws

      p.s...please feel free to PM me links or info related to these new laws. :7)

      We are not broke, we are being robbed...but we can fight back...#KosKatalogue

      by Glen The Plumber on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 04:13:42 PM PST

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