Tuesday, January 07, 2014

CA:S.F., Sunnyvale must defend gun laws separately

National Rifle Association lawsuits challenging bans on high-capacity gun magazines in San Francisco and Sunnyvale will be heard in separate courts, a federal judge ruled Friday, rejecting the cities' request to consolidate them.
The cities argued that the suits involved similar issues and that combining them would save time and expense and avoid conflicting rulings.

But U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco said that the cases involved different parties - the two cities, and two groups of gun owners represented by the NRA - and that the ordinances had a few differences as well.

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