Thursday, December 18, 2008

City of L.A. Enacts New Gun Control Laws

In the LA Times.

More "common-sense" gun control laws; illegal, unconstitutional and futile.

Here's an excerpt:
The council approved the measures unanimously.

But C.D. Michel, a Long Beach attorney who represents the National Rifle Assn. and the California Rifle & Pistol Assn., said his clients were likely to sue over the new laws governing ammunition sales and vendors because they either conflict with or are duplicated by state law.

Michel, the law partner of city attorney candidate Carmen A. Trutanich, also questioned the effectiveness of the ammunition measures, noting that there are only a handful of gun vendors left in the city and buyers could go elsewhere.

"A lot of these don't really do what the sound bite would portray them as doing," said Michel, who accused Weiss of pushing the measures to get publicity for his own campaign for city attorney. "It's about trying to look like you're doing something when you're not really doing anything. . . . My clients will just challenge the ones that are illegal in court."
So L.A. has practically regulated gun stores out of existance, and they're still passing more laws; laws affecting non-existant stores.

1 comment:

BobG said...

"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California."
-Edward Abbey