NRA Statement on Latest Developments in San Francisco Gun Ban

Posted on June 13, 2006

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Fairfax, VA—City Attorney Dennis Herrera's statement today that he will seek appeal of the trial court ruling is a blatant attempt to suppress the fact that San Francisco is guilty of violating the civil rights of its law-abiding residents. Mr. Herrera advances no legal arguments other than his personal "disagreement" with the court's thoughtful and well-reasoned legal opinion. California's preemption law is clear and unambiguous and was used previously to strike down a similar measure passed by the Board of Supervisors. Only the means of enactment were changed here and that is not enough to amend how the law is to be read.

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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

 

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