February 2008

Downrange: 02/08

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In January, the California State Court of Appeals overturned one of the most restrictive gun bans in the country. In 2005, NRA attorneys sought an injunction against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to prevent it from enacting a gun ban. NRA won the injunction, but the city’s mayor and Board of Supervisors ignored the court order and approved a set of penalties, including a $1,000 fine and a jail term of between 90 days and six months, for city residents who owned firearms. '[The] decision by the California State Court of Appeals is a big win for the law-abiding citizens and NRA members of San Francisco,' declared Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist.

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