Gun Battles Rage in San Francisco

Posted: Nov. 29th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

A shootout of the legal sort has erupted between law enforcement and the National Rifle Association in San Francisco where a movement to prevent local gun law enforcement was shot down by a federal judge. The regulations in question, which require gun owners to maintain gun locks and ban certain bullet types, were upheld as constitutional.

A federal judge has rejected an effort by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of local gun laws in San Francisco.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled Monday that the laws don't appear to violate standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2008 ruling that declared a constitutional right to possess firearms at home for self-defense, the San Francisco Chronicle ( reported.

The NRA sought an injunction on behalf of gun owners.

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