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 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). The issue will then be considered by the City Council for a final vote at its September 27th meeting. The gun lobby is expected to attend in large numbers and, though many are not from Sunnyvale, profess to represent the sentiment of the community.

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

Read the Law Center’s letter in support of regulating firearms submitted to the Sunnyvale Firearms Sales Study Committee.

Read news coverage of this issue in Peninsula Press.

If you are unable to attend, you can also provide your feedback by sending an e-mail to:
[email protected]