This time every year, Gun Owners of California waits patiently to assess the damage of Governor Jerry Brown’s pen. Speculating what he would sign or veto has always been a crapshoot of sorts, and this year was no exception; there were hints he would sign some bad ones and veto a few, but in the aftermath of the Las Vegas tragedy, the guessing stopped. His deadline was midnightOctober 15, so when the clock struck 12 last night, we learned the good news – and the bad.
On Tuesday, October 17, the San Jose City Council will be discussing a proposed firearms ordinance that will require any person who possesses a firearm in their residence to store the firearm in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock when leaving their residence.
The proposed ordinance is a result of last year’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting discussing a number of anti-gun proposals originally introduced by Councilmembers Ash Kalra (now a California Legislator) and Raul Peralez. While the Committee ultimately decided to not proceed with a majority of the proposals, it directed staff to proceed with drafting the mandatory locked storage ordinance now before the City Council.