NRA Threatens to Sue Silicon Valley Suburb Over Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Measure

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NRA Threatens to Sue Silicon Valley Suburb Over Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Measure


By Chase Cain and Lisa Fernandez | Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 | Updated 12:49 PM PDTView Comments (19) | Email | Print
The NRA is threatening to sue the city of Sunnyvale if voters pass Measure C, a strict gun-control measure that the mayor says he was inspired to enforce after the Newtown, Conn., shootings. The NRA claims the measure violates Second Amendment rights. Chase Cain reports.

Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri paid no attention to gun laws until last Dec. 14 — the day 26 people died in the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting.

“We need to do something,” said Spitaleri, 69, a retired Palo Alto fire captain who was born in the South Bronx. “And I got angry, and I said, that’s enough. When do we stop?”

Enter Measure C, a proposal that will go before Sunnyvale voters on Nov. 5. The measure has attracted support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose major metropolis is nearly 3,000 miles away from the heart of this Silicon Valley city known for its plethora of engineers and uninspired tract housing.

If approved, Measure C would give Sunnyvale some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. The measure requires Sunnyvale gun owners to report firearms thefts to the police within 48 hours, lock up their guns at home and get rid of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Gun dealers would have to keep logs of ammunition sales.

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2 thoughts on “NRA Threatens to Sue Silicon Valley Suburb Over Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Measure

  1. Could not agree more with you Tom. It is almost to the point of mental derangement. How can an intelligent human think that by restricting firearms, in a community that already has very low crime, will accomplish anything either than aiding the criminal? People have forgotten that freedom means responsibility and demands self-reliance, not reliance on the state. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Just exactly what is the Sunnyvale Gun Control Law supposed to accomplish? Does the Mayor really think he can legislate against some nut-job getting a gun (or knife, or a bomb)? Ridiculous.

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