GUN Appeals court upholds gun ownership rights in San Francisco

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  1. MTech

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    Appeals court upholds gun ownership rights in San Francisco
    Associated Press
    Published 12:53 pm PST Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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    SAN FRANCISCO -- A city ordinance banning handgun possession in San Francisco will stay off the books, after a state appeals court sides with gun owners and upholds a lower court's decision overturning the law.

    The Court of Appeal on Wednesday backed the National Rifle Association's argument that the city can't ban weapons because state law allows them.

    The ordinance was approved by voters in 2005, but has never been enforced because of the NRA's legal challenge.

    Justice Ignazio Ruvolo wrote in the unanimous decision that the city's arguments fail to "acknowledge that the ordinance will affect more than just criminals."

    Ruvolo said it will also affect every resident who has not lost his or her right to possess a handgun.
     
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    misleading thread title ftl. The real reason it will stay off the books is that the city doesn't have the legal authority to preempt state law, as this law would have.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    So fucking sick of San Fran.
     
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    got this email this morning.

     
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    So does that mean that people who live there can go by handguns now?
     

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