Sunnyvale, CA Voters to Decide on New Gun Control Laws During Ballot Vote This Week

November 4 2013
by GSL Staff
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Flag_of_CaliforniaCalifornia keeps getting more and more anti-gun, and now it’s happening at the city level.

Just a week after San Francisco moved to completely ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, even those grandfathered in from the state law, now Sunnyvale, CA residents will vote on several gun control measures on election ballots this week.

According to Mercury News,

With Congress paralyzed, gun safety measures “need to come from the ground up, not the top down,” says Mayor Tony Spitaleri, Measure C’s driving force. “We’ve got to start somewhere. We just can’t accept the fact that this (gun deaths) is the norm now.”

Measure C would require gun owners to notify police within 48 hours of the loss or theft of their firearms; keep firearms locked up when not in the owner’s immediate possession; and ammunition sellers to keep buyers’ names for two years. It also would prohibit having ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Each provision mirrors bills that failed this year in Sacramento.

The National Rifle Association has vowed to sue if Measure C passes; the group also urges voters to consider the millions of dollars other cities have spent defending gun-control ordinances.

The NRA has already said they would file suit against the city of San Francisco over their magazine ban which was passed last week.

Opponents of these laws say that they are pre-empted by state law and may infringe on the rights of California citizens under the Supreme Court’s Heller ruling on the Second Amendment.

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