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The statements by Councilmember Gene James in the May 13 article regarding his proposed resolution for Second Amendment Sanctuary City status for San Clemente illustrate the fallacy that current common-sense gun laws infringe upon citizens’ rights to “be safe and secure in their homes.”
In reality, it is because of California’s gun safety laws that this state is 45th in the nation in gun deaths. Moreover, voters are electing leaders who take common-sense and evidence-based approaches to prevent gun violence.
It is the responsibility of local officials, including the San Clemente City Council, to uphold the laws of the state in which they serve. All of us in Orange County will all be safer and more secure in our homes with the rejection of this resolution.