SF Gun Ban Costs Taxpayers Legal Fees

Dear All;

This is the result of the suit filed by the NRA to overturn SF's hand gun ban. It is a costly result to the tune of $380,000 to SF taxpayers due to cupidity of Chris Daly and the other supervisors who put the initiative on the ballot.

SF Chronicle

Earlier this year, the courts slapped down San Francisco's voter-approved initiative to ban the sale and possession of firearms, calling the proposition unlawful. Gun-owning residents, the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups, cheered.

Now, it looks like those plaintiffs - well, technically their attorneys - are getting paid by city taxpayers.

The city has tentatively agreed to a $380,000 settlement for lawyers' fees and other costs the plaintiffs incurred in fighting the ban. The Board of Supervisors still must approve the agreement, but it's likely they will.

And who knows? Perhaps the NRA won't cash the check but instead frame it and put it on display at headquarters like a mounted animal.

- Wyatt Buchanan

Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
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