Thursday, November 05, 2015

Mills Drops Gun Storage Proposal

I'm pleased to see Eureka Police Chief, Andrew Mills, has dropped his proposal for a city ordinance that would have penalized gun owners for storing firearms unsecured. Pleased, but not relieved, as I can't help but wonder if he'll come up with another version of the proposal that won't get as much negative feedback.

I wondered if this was actually his idea to begin with as that's not the sort of thing locally grown folks would likely come up with. Then again, he's a Southern California transplant and we can expect that people from down south would bring their big city values with them. With our "progressive" city council, it would seem those SoCal ideas would find a sympathetic ear.

With that in mind, what happened with Mills' other zany idea for an city ordinance outlawing public nudity- another one of those solutions in search of  a problem. Mills points to an incident where a guy was doing martial arts naked in front of some kids, but the officer couldn't arrest him because there was no sexual intent involved. 

Forgive me for disagreeing that we need a city ordinance to cover all things that might happen. That's SoCal thinking for sure. If the guy in question didn't break the law, he didn't break the law and, from what I've read, there didn't seem to be a problem aside from him being naked. No harm. No foul.

We'll need to keep an eye on these imports from SoCal and their ideas so we can nip them in the bud when they arise. I'm not sure I feel safe in counting on the Eureka City Council to watch out for us.


At 10:16 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

What a no -brainer! All guns should be locked up/secured when not in use.
And yes, you should come in out of the rain.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel the same way, Fred.
When a secured home becomes a loophole to fine citizens out of thousands of dollars, eyebrows raise.

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got some dead blogs on your blog roll Fred

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy to hear that the chief of police & the city council have thought better. It makes no sense ( unless you have a child in the home ) to have your guns locked up & or a lock on the trigger rendering them a useless piece of metal if God forbid you need to protect yourself. One of these days people are going to realize that it's not the guns that are killing people, but the idiots that pull the trigger. There will never be a law strong enough or a fine stiff enough that will prevent a criminal from obtaining a gun. This law was ridiculous as written & anything they can come up with next will as big of a joke.


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