Keep Moraga Safe from Gun Tragedies
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We are a group of concerned Moraga, California residents, who are asking the Moraga Town Council to consider two reasonable and commonsense gun violence prevention ordinances (for more information, visit SafeMoraga.org):
One ordinance would require people to keep their guns safely stored when they are not carrying them. Safe storage helps prevent accidental shootings by children, teen suicides, and gun thefts during burglaries. Research has demonstrated that
large numbers of children live in homes with loaded and unlocked firearms, and most children know the location of their parents' firearms. In addition to the risks posed to children from unlocked firearms, these firearms are also stolen during residential burglaries and sold into the criminal marketplace where they are used to commit additional crimes.
Safe storage laws have been upheld by the courts and are in effect in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Tiburon, Belvedere, and Palm Springs.
GUN DEALER REGULATION
The second ordinance would impose modest requirements on gun dealers who operate, or wish to operate, in Moraga. At a minimum, this ordinance would require gun dealers in Moraga to sell out of commercial zones, rather than from private homes, so that law enforcement and the community can have greater oversight.
Gun dealer regulations have also been upheld as constitutional. Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, the unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County, and fifty-eight other localities in California have these modest requirements. Many other jurisdictions in California also require dealers to comply with certain security requirements to ensure their premises are reasonably secure from theft. Many also require periodic law enforcement inspections of dealer premises and inventory reporting to deter illegal gun trafficking.
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