The ever-tolerant city of San Francisco is at it again. It’s not enough they ban plastic bags… and plastic bottles… and happy meal toys. Also, joy. They ban joy. Now, they’re dictating to their residents not only what is required for carrying a firearm (or gun, for short) in public, but also regulating what an individual must do with firearms in their very own residence.
San Francisco’s police code requires handguns at home to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock when not carried on the person. The city argues that as long as you’re carrying the gun, it doesn’t require a lock or container (thank goodness for that, at least), and the code doesn’t infringe on citizens Second Amendment rights.
The Supreme Court apparently agrees, and declined to hear the lawsuit brought by the NRA against the city. The Bloomberg View says this decision shows that “Sensible Gun Regulation isn’t Unconstitutional.”
Except it is. All together now, let’s quote the Second Amendment:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
We all believe in responsible gun use. We all agree your kids shouldn’t have access to your firearms.
But requiring you to trigger lock your gun or keep it in a locked container in your own home… that sounds just a bit “infringing” to me. Gun safety is smart. So is having an accessible firearm in case of intrusion. Try picking your lock-box or de-activating that trigger guard with a ski-masked gentleman at the foot of your bed and a head full of sleep at 2:00AM. You’d have a better chance at winning pick-up sticks with your butt cheeks.
I know, I know… we’re gun nuts because the Second Amendment was really written for militias and the only guns they had were muskets and stuff. Except that myth’s been debunked, many times. Watch the video below. Learn. Grow. Be educated.