Fight over San Diego ‘ghost gun’ ordinance heats up as judge dismisses challenge

Fight over San Diego 'ghost gun' ordinance heats up as judge dismisses challenge

The debate of San Diego ’s “ghost gun ” ordinance continued to intensify after a federal judge Wednesday rejected a lawsuit against enforcement of the new law . Gun owners filed the lawsuit in the City of San Diego courts last month, just hours after Mayor Todd Gloria signed the ordinance that bans the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of homemade, personally manufactured firearms without commercial serial numbers – collectively known as “ghost guns.” The Eliminate Non-Serialized Untraceable Firearm Ordinance goes into effect Saturday, KPBS reported. The San Diego City Administration Building is pictured with a new park on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Downtown San Diego, CA. The City Admin Building features a new park out fron that features fountains, green space and a children’s playground area. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images) “The issue of gun violence in our city is significant and a lot of the growth we are seeing in this violence has been driven by ghost guns,” Gloria said when he signed the ordinance on Sept. 23. “We as a community cannot allow that to happen.” However, Michael Schwartz, executive director of the San Diego Gun Owners Association, called the ordinance vague and “ridiculously ineffective,” according to The San Diego Union-Tribune . He argued that the law will ban all legal gun owners from getting parts as there is no process to put serial numbers on unfinished gun parts. The Firearms Policy Coalition, San Diego County Gun Owners PAC and some San […]

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