Gun safety, Tasers and more housing

Gun safety, Tasers and more housing

Gun Rights

County officials have a packed agenda next week but one item that might set the stage for more ordinances across the county is one that would require the safe storage of firearms in a residence. In the past, the Board of Supervisors has passed ordinances banning smoking in multi-unit residential buildings and plastic bags in grocery stores that cities within the county have adopted. A county ordinance on such measures is only applicable in the unincorporated areas. It is up to individual councils to pass such ordinances in their cities. This latest ordinance proposal would require a firearm to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock. It would also require anyone who has a firearm stolen or lost report it to local law enforcement within five days. How it might be enforced is another question. San Carlos resident David Pollack is pushing for this ordinance and other measures that might prevent injury or death from firearms. The city of Sunnyvale passed a similar ordinance but did so through a 2013 ballot measure which passed with 66.55 percent of the vote. It also included a provision that prohibited the possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, with certain exceptions, and logging and tracking of ammunition sales within the city. It also required reporting a lost or stolen firearm within 48 hours. It will be interesting to see how the discussion in San Mateo County goes. Many see these measures as common-sense solutions, […]

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