Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Rightly or wrongly, the Los Angeles Police Department is the owner of a, shall we say, somewhat less than sterling reputation when it comes to respecting the civil liberties of those it serves.
The department did nothing to improve this distinction last week, when its union (the Los Angeles Police Protective League–LAPPL) sought a carve-out that would protect current and retired officers from onerous new firearms storage requirements that the L.A. City Council is intent on enacting, while leaving civilians to suffer.
The proposed L.A. law is modelled after San Francisco’s handgun storage law, which requires gun owners to lock up or disable any handgun in their home that they are not currently carrying. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme court refused to hear a case challenging San Francisco’s ordinance as a violation of the Second Amendment. The court’s refusal was met with a sharp rebuke from justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, who issued a rare dissent of the court’s decision not to grant cert. Notably, Scalia penned the Heller decision that struck …read more