Carson City Mayor Plans To Force Gun Shops To Close Or Move

Eric Scheiner | September 17, 2019
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(UPDATE 9/18/2019:  Mayor Albert Robles' resolution failed to pass.)

 

There are reportedly 8 gun shops in Carson, Calif. and Mayor Albert Robles wants them to either shut down or move.

On Tuesday evening Robles plans on presenting a resolution for a radical plan to limit gun sales and gun possession.
KABC reports that it is “a near outright gun ban” that the mayor wants.

‘Technically, legally, (you) can't ban gun dealers in the city, but we can regulate where they cannot be and we're saying, we don't want them in Carson,’ Robles said.

Robles' plan involves the city's land use powers.

Gun sales and gun possession would not be allowed within a one-mile radius of a school, park, church, or day care, making it impossible for anyone to be in the city limits with a gun.

 

The only exception to the measure is having a gun inside your home.

The mayor claims he’s doing this to prevent mass shootings.

"To propose something like this, after a mass killing, is too late," Robles said. "And, I don't want it to weigh on my conscience that we could have done something sooner, rather than after the fact."

Loyola Law Professor Jessica Levinson tells KABC, it’s not likely to hold up in court.

‘Even if you want to use land use, you still have to contend with the fact that the Second Amendment is an individual right. The right to bear arms is something that the Supreme Court has said every individual has.’

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