On January 8, Attorney Generals (AGs) from 26 states filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court over a San Francisco gun control law which requires “locked storage for handguns.”
According to The Washington Post, the amicus brief says handguns in San Francisco “must either be stored in a locked container or with a trigger lock at all times in a home unless the owner is carrying the firearm.” The ordinance even applies to people who live alone or are asleep.
In other words, the law prevents a single occupant from keeping a gun racked and ready to go on the nightstand at night.
The 26 AGs contend that this law “threatens” the rights protected by the Second Amendment. They say that under the stress of a home invasion, unlocking a firearm may prove a perilous task.
The amicus brief says:
Common sense dictates that in high stress, emergency situations, the ease and speed with which a person can utilize one of these mechanisms to unlock a safe drastically decreases. It is common to fumble with keys while trying to hurriedly unlock a door, to forget a series of numbers when under pressure, or to struggle with hand-eye coordination when subjected to stressors.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) submitted the brief signed by AGs from “Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.”
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