NRA, CRPAF Lawsuit Enforces San Francisco To Amend City Law
City Still Gets It Wrong

San Francisco just can’t seem to get self-defense civil rights right. San Francisco politicians reacted hostilely to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings affirming that the Second Amendment does protect an individual civil right to keep and bear arms from infringement by any level of government. And despite the express guidance from the Supreme Court that individuals have a right to use firearms to defend themselves from violent criminals, the City has nonetheless maintained a blanket prohibition on the discharge of firearms since 1938 – even in self-defense emergencies. For 73 years, San Francisco law was no firearm discharges allowed – no exceptions.

Then the National Rifle Association (NRA) and California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation (CRPAF) filed a lawsuit challenging the City’s discharge prohibition, along with the City’s requirements that all firearms be stored inoperable in the home so they are useless for immediate self-defense, and its ban on the sale of self-defense ammunition. Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, No. C09-2143 (N.D. Cal).

While the Jackson case was...