Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Federal Judge Strikes Down SF Gun Ban

For once, a federal court in California has done something sensible. But I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that the 9th Circuit reverses. One of the more interesting facets of the ordinance is the confiscation provision, which compels owners of handguns to turn them in. Wonder if its occurred to anyone that there's a 5th Amendment problem there, especially since, as the trial court judge seems to have found, state law in California recognizes a citizen's right to own a weapon.

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