Weekly Email 4/6/21
Friend, two votes happened today that you need to be aware of.
San Diego County. The County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 for a resolution supporting California style, anti-gun legislation being proposed by Congress and President Biden. The non-binding resolution was proposed by Supervisor Lawson-Remer. Supervisors Fletcher and Vargas voted for it. Supervisors Desmond and Anderson voted against it.
If passed and signed by Biden, all 50 states will be required to have the same universal background checks, wait period, and ban on most semi-automatic rifles as California requires. In addition, there will be requirements to pay for expensive insurance and get a psychological examination to own a gun.
SDCGO was asked to write an opinion-editorial piece for the Union Tribune regarding the proposed laws. Read SDCGO’s opinion piece here: New gun control laws are a form of institutional racism. Here’s why.
The City of San Diego. The San Diego City Council surprised everyone with a vote to raise fees on gun shops and ranges, but exempt everyone else. The City of San Diego forces the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to run a money-grab scam. The SDPD is forced to inspect certain types of businesses like massage parlors, strip bars, and gun shops. The SDPD isn’t doing anything of any substance, and gun shops are already thoroughly inspected by the California’s Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This inspection by the SDPD adds nothing but fees. Most cities in San Diego County, most cities in California, and most cities across the country have no requirement, process, or procedure for local police departments to inspect gun shops.
Today, the San Diego City Council voted 8 to 1 to waive those fees for every type of business except gun shops. This was proposed by newly elected, anti-gun Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera (District 9). The lone vote against targeting gun shops was from Councilman Chris Cate (District 6). Thank you Councilman Cate for your vote and for keeping SDCGO informed.
SDCGO counsel is reviewing the vote and will take action swiftly.
Elections have consequences and we are seeing the consequences of November’s election. It is extremely important that you join San Diego County Gun Owners today. If you need to renew your membership, please renew it today.
We cannot win without you.