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Proposed Palm Springs Firearms Ordinance Debate Delayed Until September 7th!

August 5, 2016

Last month, the Palm Springs City Council debated an expansive gun control package that was requested by Councilmember Geoff Kors in response to the Orlando terrorist attack.

In response, the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol Association submitted a joint letter to the City Council opposing the adoption of the ordinance, arguing that the proposal duplicates state law and is therefore unenforceable. The letter also highlights how a similar proposal requiring the reporting of lost or stolen firearms was vetoed by Governor Brown, and that law enforcement professionals are opposed to measures such as the Palm Springs ordinance. The Pink Pistols also opposed the ordinance by submitting their own letter of opposition arguing that “[n]o legislation, either federal, state, or local, has had any protective effect against criminal or terrorist activity like the attack on the Orlando nightclub.”

Because the City Council meeting on July 6th was only an initial discussion, no action was taken. Instead, the City Council directed its staff to revise the ordinance to remove any provisions that may duplicate state law and to submit a revised draft. The discussion of this draft was supposed to take place at the City Council meeting on August 3rd but at the last minute, was delayed until September 7th.

We encourage all of our members to attend the upcoming City Council meeting on September 7th to voice their opposition. Should you be unable to do so, you can also contact the City Council directly at:

Palm Springs City Hall
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tel: (760) 323-8299
Fax: (760) 323-8207

Email: Office of the Mayor and City Council, Executive Assistant
Jennifer.Nelson@palmspringsca.gov

We apologize for any inconvenience this may of caused you. CRPA and NRA are fully committed to defeating this unethical attempt to limit your civil right of gun ownership for sport or protection.

Last month, the Palm Springs City Council debated an expansive gun control package that was requested by Councilmember Geoff Kors in response to the Orlando terrorist attack.

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