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Danville council to discuss potential gun storage regulations

Original post made on Sep 12, 2023

The Danville Town Council is set to talk Tuesday about the possibility of a new ordinance that would regulate how firearms should be stored within town limits, following a request from several public speakers at a prior meeting.

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Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Sep 12, 2023 at 6:30 am

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The current gun laws already require the standards that Danville is proposing for homes with children. I hope that Danville does not let a few vocal people push thru the proposed changes.
What is sad is that drugs are killing large numbers of people... including children.
Yet the legalization of more and more drugs is occurring. Perhaps we need to take a look at that and also have strict standards for the storage of drugs in homes. Just a thought.

Posted by Guns Unlimited Repair
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2023 at 4:45 pm

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The Danville City Council did the right thing by not going forward with a city ordinance that would just add another law that the State already has in place. The state has several laws that cover locking your guns up. The Moms Demand Action are not very educated on state or federal gun laws. The citizens of Danville are so lucky to have 5 members on the council that seem this as a request not needed.
Congratulations Danville!!

Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2023 at 10:44 am

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So once again, our Town Council is pursuing the "solution" to a non-existent problem because a couple of Liberal "transplants" are trying to use it to achieve their "objective" of a "gun free" town. As the other commenter has posted, State Law pre-empts any local ordinance respecting firearms. With all the issues with which Danville needs to deal, this seems like a waste of the council's time. As far as I can determine, the only recent gun deaths in Danville were at the hands of one of our county sheriff-run police department's officers. The former officer is serving a six-year prison term, and Danville has had to pay out nearly $10 million in reparations to the families of the two who were killed. I am not aware of any other citizen of Danville, irrespective of age being injured in any way by a firearm. It sort of defeats any reason for having a firearm in your home for personal protection if you have to have it both locked up and unloaded, but of course that's the real objective of those proposing the ordinance in the first place.

Posted by Bill Thompson
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2023 at 12:41 pm

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Would this ordinance also apply to firearms loaded with non-lethal ammunition?

I grew up on a farm and our shotguns were often loaded with rock salt to deter trespassers and varmints.

Rock salt is not lethal but it stings like heck.

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