California City Soon To Be Sued Over Age Restriction For Law Abiding Rifle Purchases

Under California law cities really do not have the statutory authority to do this. Oh, and this is just another nail in the “we’re not trying to ban guns, just keep them out of the hands of criminals” talking point

(Mercury News) Starting next month, no one younger than 21 will be allowed to buy a semi-automatic centerfire rifle from any of Sunnyvale’s five gun shops.

In the wake of school shootings around the nation, the City Council this week unanimously decided to raise the minimum age for buying guns from 18 to 21, making Sunnyvale the first city in Santa Clara County to do so. (Snip)

Hendricks acknowledged Sunnyvale is a safe city, a point underscored by city spokeswoman Jennifer Garnett, who noted that of the 28 reported aggravated assaults that took place between April and June, only two involved the use of a firearm.

So, this isn’t about criminals

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, said he thinks the city is opening itself up to a lawsuit. He said Sunnyvale’s ordinance, which would go into effect in mid-September following its official adoption on Aug. 14, is unlawful under state and federal law.

“They’re insincere and inconsistent in trying to address the deaths of young people,” Paredes said. “This is not going to stop any school violence; what this is going to go after is youth trap and skeet shooting teams.”

And, you can see the gun stores leaving the town, taking all their tax money with them.

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One Response to “California City Soon To Be Sued Over Age Restriction For Law Abiding Rifle Purchases”

  1. PapaMAS says:

    And, you can see the gun stores leaving the town, taking all their tax money with them.

    What does that matter, when they can virtue signal? Get your priorities straight.

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