Skip to comments.San Jose California Rejects Effort to Confiscate Semi-Auto Firearms in City
Posted on 03/15/2013 8:55:41 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Sacramento, CA --(Ammoland.com)-On January 23, 2013, the City of San Joses Rules and Open Government Committee considered a proposed ordinance that would have required owners of so-called assault weapons to register and store such firearms with the police department, and to provide the department with a reasonable explanation of need before their firearms could be released to them.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and CRPA Foundation (CRPAF), as part of their joint Local Ordinance Project effort, had attorneys from the law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C. submit a letter to the Committee opposing the proposed ordinance. The letter explained how the proposal is preempted by state law on various grounds and would be struck down in court. The Committee decided not to take any further action on the ordinance.
This is not the first local effort of this type. NRA and CRPAF previously had attorneys from Michel & Associates contact the City of Berkeley to encourage the city to repeal its assault weapon ordinance. Before that, NRAs attorneys received official confirmation from various cities that their assault weapon ordinances were considered preempted and unenforceable.
San Joses rejection of the proposed ordinance marks the latest example of local governments understanding their limits when it comes to gun laws. Recently, the City of Capitola also thoughtfully rejected an ill-conceived package of gun control ordinances after receiving a letter from NRA/CRPAF attorneys.
On the other side, in a refreshing move that underscores the sharp cultural divide on the meaning and parameters of the right to self-defense and to keep and bear arms, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution, and the Lemoore City Council adopted a resolution in support of the Second Amendment and the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Read more here.
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The NRA and CRPA joined forces in 1993 to fight local gun bans being written and pushed in California by the gun ban lobby. Their coordinated efforts became the NRA/CRPA Local Ordinance Project (LOP) a statewide campaign to fight ill-conceived local efforts at gun control and educate politicians about available programs that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. The NRA/CRPA LOP has had tremendous success in beating back most of these anti-self-defense proposals.
California gun safe:
I live in Washington state when I’m home. Uber liberal but easiest gun state.
Yeah wise choice for them
Yeah, they might as well ask them to stop wearing Raiders crap too, while they’re at it.
good. this is the practical reason why we still maintain a membership in the NRA. they have more “boots on the ground” than the orther organizations we support.
still, (my opinion) the NRA is compromised and incorrectly presumes that the *whole constitution* is not necessarily in play to protect our lawful right to self-defense from any threat to our state, home, family or self.
for example, due process and the right of people to be secure in their effects and personal papers (my reading, and i am not a lawyer) invalidates as unconstitional any apriori arms registration or background check requirements from the state. these illegal gun control incroachments should be have been resisted with the same vehemence by the NRA. the whole constitution protects our self-defense right (not just the 2nd amendement which obviously invalidates any attempt to ban weapons). a weakening of any part of the Constitution weakens the whole. i wish the NRA understood that.
I am in NY and looking for a job in Tennessee or South Carolina. My governor does not believe in inconvenient parts of the constitution as they are an impediment to his dictatorial aspirations. I no longer feel welcome in my own state. I am in the process of voting with my feet and wallet. Once gone, NY will not get my tax money, commerce or my productivity. Cuomo can stuff it.
(Just how do they expect to “collect” people’s arms from millions of private homes? ( Maybe they expect the “sheeple” to ever-so-gladly wrap them all up in nice pretty plastic bags and leave them out on the curb like donations to Goodwill, perhaps?)
Let’s get real.
95% of this “take away your arms” talk is just silly...
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Every once in a great while San Joser actually gets one right.
Best job climate in South Carolina is Greenville-Spartanburg area. I travel to Tennessee to visit family; much to like about the Volunteer State but liberals have a foothold there that they don’t have in S.C. Nashville & environs have a Muslim problem, too. Both are gun-friendly states but S.C. has several local firearms makers; one produces AR-15s, another FN-FALs.
Lots of Upstaters don’t like Il Duce Cuomo, either, and they marched on the Albany state house to prove it. A majority of NY counties have passed anti-SAFE act resolutions, as well.
Many states are dominated by the politics of their single largest city. S.C. doesn’t have that problem.
I was in San Jose about a month ago for work. While we were there, a group of us decided to go shooting at the local indoor range. My colleague had a friend who lived there, and she came with us, which was a good thing, because they don’t allow anyone who is not a California resident to rent a lane or a gun. Crazy.
Interestingly, there was a British guy with us who was very anti-gun. Now he can’t wait to go shooting again.
For the moment.
I live on the Olympic Peninsula and expect to be hit by the libs in the not too distant future.
But you’re safe, you have trained attack bats.
The other 5% WILL kill you.
Are you referring to Reed’s Indoor Range on hwy 101? I used to take Japanese business visitors there - they loved it as well. They’d even take their used targets and brass home with them.
I looked back at my photos, and it turns out the shooting range was actually in Milpitas. It was called Target Masters.
So I would need to explain why I need a gun, guns and/or ammo?
Further, I would not have access to my property, which I paid for and maintained, whenever I so pleased?
I would have to schedule a time to get my weapon, sign a bunch of paper work and would likely be required to pay fees for the cost of storing, maintaining the storage facility and its employees?
So Stoopit and glad they saw the light.
That’s Reeds and for the most part those guys are D icks.
Your friend can rent the gun and hand it to you. Some weird rule.
Took a friend there and was going help him rent a few to try.
Just let him shoot my guns.