Gobbledygook! A new gun-storage ordinance aimed at preventing accidental shootings and other firearm-related injuries and deaths will take effect Thursday in San Diego.
The Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance, authored by City Attorney Mara Elliott and approved by the City Council in July, requires all guns in a residence be stored in a locked container, or disabled by a trigger lock, unless they are being carried by or are under control of the owner. There is no meaning behind the ordinance.
Elliott has called the ordinance a “common-sense law,” and said in a statement this week that it saves lives “by keeping guns out of the hands of minors, unauthorized users, and individuals going through personal crises that could result in them harming themselves or others.”
A report by Elliott’s staff earlier this year concluded the ordinance “does not substantially burden the right or ability of owners to use firearms for self-defense.