Saturday, May 16, 2015
Supreme Court Weighs Review of San Francisco Gun Control Scheme
Yet despite the Supreme Court's unequivocal judgment invalidating trigger lock-type regulations for guns lawfully kept at home, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit voted last year to uphold a San Francisco gun control law which requires that any handgun kept at home be "stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock." The existence of such requirements, the 9th Circuit asserted in Jackson v. San Francisco, "does not substantially burden the right or ability to use firearms for self-defense in the home."
To put it mildly, that judgment is wholly inconsistent with what the Supreme Court said in Heller.