Total Tab to City for Unsuccessful Defense of Illegal Gun Ban Approaches $800,000
Friday, February 06, 2009
common sense prevailed in
Combined with more than $200,000 in fees paid to City lawyers defending the ordinance and an equal value of lawyers time donated to the City for the unsuccessful defense of this case, the total costs to City taxpayers in defending against Proposition H, a civilian disarmament attempt, approaches $800,000.
would have banned civilian handgun possession by city residents and banned the
sale, transfer or distribution of any firearm or ammunition within the city. In
"This is a
tremendous victory, and we are thankful for the efforts of Chuck Michel and his
legal team,” continued Cox. “Regrettably,
The lawsuits that struck down Proposition H were funded primarily by NRA and were supported by an NRA-led coalition of like-minded self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation, California Association of Firearm Retailers, Law Enforcement Alliance of America, and San Francisco Veterans Police Officers Association. Amicus brief efforts were led by the California Rifle & Pistol Association and joined by Gun Owners of California, The Madison Society, American Entertainment Armorers Association, San Francisco Police Officers Association, Pink Pistols, and California Sportsman’s Lobby.