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Mountain View City Council approves another round of local firearm regulations

Original post made on Sep 15, 2023

The Mountain View City Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday to adopt two firearm safety ordinances that require firearm dealers to obtain a local permit, and bans gun and ammunition sales in homes.

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm

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Oh the slippery slope of "reasonable and sensible" restrictions on the 2nd amendment. I'd love to see any data predicting how these laws will benefit MV. The costs are clearly huge and the goal is to push gun ownership and sales out of MV.

Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 15, 2023 at 6:37 pm

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@Dan Waylonis: Good luck on that. People who favor more restrictions very seldom have to produce any actual evidence they'll work. So-called "buffer zones" are pseudoscientific feel-good rulings whose sole purpose is to make it more onerous to operate in the city. Gun rights opponents (I used to be one of them) seem to operate on faith, with very little capacity to question their own epistemologies. The "guns = bad" formulation proudly ignores the overwhelming majority of the 100 million law-abiding American gun owners who are not criminals and not a danger to themselves or others, and who in fact who use guns defensively to protect themselves and their fellow citizens an estimated 1.7 *million* times every year.

Posted by Clarence Rown
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 16, 2023 at 6:12 pm

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There is clear evidence to suggest a relationship between gun ownership per capita and gun deaths per capita across U.S. states. Generally, states with higher levels of gun ownership tend to have higher rates of gun-related deaths, including homicides, suicides, and accidents involving firearms. This a simple fact of reality.

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