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County supervisors move to require guns to be locked up in homes

Original post made on Jul 20, 2023

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday asked the county counsel to work with the county sheriff to craft an ordinance requiring gun owners in unincorporated areas to lock up their guns.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 4:34 PM

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2023 at 2:24 am

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The story says that a county staff report says: "Requiring stored, unsupervised firearms to be secured with gun locks or in a locked container ... does not substantially burden the right or ability to use firearms for self-defense in the home." Does not "substantially" burden? During a home invasion, would the homeowner ask the invaders to please wait while he unlocks his gun locks or his locked container? I would like to know the basis for the assertions in the report. Where did the staff get their information?

Posted by mikesparks
a resident of Danville
on Jul 25, 2023 at 10:06 am

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Agree with Jack. The examples given in the article on keeping weapons from children are not very correct, the task of each individual parent is to protect the child from weapons. The teenager can find the key to the lock, so this does not solve the problem.

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