September 27, 2011
City Council Firearms Sales Study Issue Vote
Council Chambers, Sunnyvale Planning Commision
Sunnyvale, CA 7:00 PM


Show Your Support by Attending the Sunnyvale City Council vote on Regulating Gun Dealers

The City of Sunnyvale regulates car washes and day care centers more strictly than firearms dealers. That’s why a firearms dealer was recently allowed to open a store in close proximity to three schools with no notice to the public or special security measures required. Concerned residents brought the matter to the attention of the City Council last year and the result was a year-long study that recommended the City Council regulate firearms dealers. Specifically, the study committee recommended requiring dealers to obtain a permit, implement security measures, locate away from schools and ensure that employees are eligible to handle firearms. On September 27th at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will consider whether to adopt these recommendations.

The gun lobby has vowed to come from all corners of the Bay Area to voice opposition to these reasonable precautions.  Please come to the meeting and join the Law Center in voicing support for the adoption of common sense regulation of firearms dealers in Sunnyvale.

Please show your support for safer communities by joining the Law Center’s staff and other concerned citizens at the hearing on Tuesday. For location and other details, visit Sunnyvale’s website here.

If you are unable to attend, you can also provide your feedback by sending an e-mail to:FirearmSales@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us


August 22nd, 2011
Firearms Sales Study Issue Hearing
Council Chambers, Sunnyvale Planning Commision
Sunnyvale, CA 8:00 PM

Sunnyvale residents recently expressed their concern to the Sunnyvale City Council and Mayor Hamilton about the proximity of a new gun store that opened less than a mile from two elementary schools and a preschool. Unlike numerous other cities in California, Sunnyvale does not regulate the location or operation of firearms dealers. In response to the complaints, the Sunnyvale City Council requested a study of the issue and gathered feedback from the community.

On Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 8:00pm the Sunnyvale Planning Commission will hear public comment on the issue and will vote on a recommendation for the City Council (whether to regulate firearms dealers or do nothing).

Read our letter in support of regulating firearms submitted to the Sunnyvale Firearms Sales Study Committee.

Read news coverage of this issue in Peninsula Press.