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NRA, Others To Sue Over New Sunnyvale Gun Control Law

Publication Date: 
November 07, 2013
Daily Journal
Hamed Aleaziz

The Daily Journal quotes Professor John Donohue on the possible repurcussions of Sunnyvale's new, restrictive gun control law. 

Sunnyvale voters turned out Tuesday in strong support of a local gun control measure that experts are calling uniquely restrictive among California municipalities.

Measure C, which bans possession of large-capacity magazines, mandates safe gun storage, requires reporting of stolen or missing firearms within 48 hours, and expands record-keeping requirements for gun vendors, received 66 percent of the vote, according to unofficial county results available Wednesday.


Local measures such as Sunnyvale's could also spur state and federal lawmakers to enact stiffer gun control laws, Stanford Law School professor John Donohue said.


Donohue at Stanford said the high-capacity magazine prohibition is the portion of the law most susceptible to a legal challenge. But even if that were successfully challenged, he added, the rest of the law would likely survive.