Judges strikes down San Francisco gun ban as invalid
in its entirety
June 12, 2006, 3:30 p.m.
Superior Court James Warren today ruled San Francisco's Proposition
H Gun ban is in conflict with state law and therefore invalid.
Warren found that "ordinances in conflict with state law
will prevail only as to matters that are of vital interest to
the city but of little or no interest to the state."
"That is the opposite of the situation here.
"Such a total ban is impermissible under the current statewide
"A Complete ban on the sale of guns and ammunition necessarily
would render a citizen's right to purchase handguns illusory,
since citizens typically come to possess a handgun by buying it."