NRA And CRPA Submit New Letter Opposing Firearm Dealer Ordinance
Ordinance that will prohibit those between the ages of 18 and 21 from entering a gun store where handguns are sold, so much for your constitutional rights.
Emeryville, CA –-(Ammoland.com)- On April 6, 2010, the Emeryville City Council will be hearing on second reading an ordinance that will require firearm vendors to obtain a permit from the Chief of Police that includes unlawful provisions, such as prohibiting those between the ages of 18 and 21 from entering a gun store where handguns are sold, and requiring a biannual inventory of all firearms possessed by the vendor.
This ordinance is a modification of the [anti gun anti freedom group] Legal Community Against Violence’s (“LCAV”) model ordinance for firearm vendors. NRA/CRPA attorneys from the law firm of Michel & Associates, PC submitted a letter opposing the proposed ordinance. At the March 16, 2010 City Council meeting when the Council considered this ordinance, it, based on admonishments from Emeryville’s City Attorney that the City could avoid risk of a lawsuit threatened by NRA/CRPA in its letter by removing provisions regulating ammunition, the Council amended the ordinance to do just that. However, the City Attorney did not advise the Council, at least publicly, on the merits of NRA/CRPA’s position that remaining provisions are also unlawful. Thus, the Council approved the proposed ordinance as amended on first reading at that meeting.
On April 1, 2010, NRA/CRPA attorneys submitted a new letter opposing some of the remaining provisions (See Letter at calgunlaws.com). The letter essentially makes the case why the provisions prohibiting those 18-21 years of age and the dealer inventory requirement are unlawful.
The Emeryville City Council is scheduled to vote on the adoption of the proposed ordinance on April 6, 2010 at 7:16 p.m. at Emeryville City Hall, located at 1333 Park Avenue Emeryville, CA 94608. It is item “L” on the agenda. The agenda can also be viewed through www.calgunlaws.com
The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s 65,000 members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world.