A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city had adequately justified an ordinance that requires gun owners to keep weapons either stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock when not carried.
Gun owners sued San Francisco in 2009 to overturn that law, arguing they needed to keep their weapons ready to fire for self-protection in their homes.
In a ruling written by Judge Sandra S. Ikuta, the court said modern gun safes can be opened within seconds, and the requirement â€śdoes not substantially prevent law-abiding citizens from using firearms to defend themselves in the home.â€ť
How are they going to know that you don’t keep it locked up? Random searches?
The other ruling upholds the city ban on the sale of hollow point bullets. Not the use or possession of them, just the sale of them. Are there even any stores in San Francisco that sell ammo?
More thoughts on the rulings by Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post.
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