Sacramento's Ammunition Ordinance Could Get Challenged
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Washington, DC’s ban on handguns, Sacramento could see some of its gun ordinances challenged as well.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
A Sacramento-area gun-owners group says it’s looking at all local gun laws to see if it could contest them – and one in particular jumps to mind.
Paredes: “The ammunition registration program that Sacramento city has instituted.”
Sam Paredes is with Fair Oaks-based Gun Owners of California. He’s talking about an ordinance passed last year that requires firearms dealers to thumb-print and report the names and addresses of anyone buying ammunition.
Paredes: “We believe that it is an infringement on the right to keep and bear arms.”
But Councilman Kevin McCarty, who wrote the ordinance, says he thinks that law – and others on the city books – will stand up to legal review.
McCarty: “We think we wrote these ordinances looking at the Second Amendment, and even with this decision by the Supreme Court, we think we’re in good shape.”
McCarty believes laws like that one help curb gun violence in Sacramento.