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04-28-2010, 12:30 PM
Trying to do some research at a local level and was wondering:
Do local city council types have much impact on any of the issues that typically get discussed when talking about a state level such as governor, or a county level such as sheriff?
Trying to figure out how much research I need to do for our upcoming city council elections outside how much they want to spend on the planter boxes at the city park.
04-28-2010, 12:52 PM
They can and do carry water for Brady/LCAV at the local level. See SF, Oakland, etc.
04-28-2010, 1:39 PM
Each city council is 100% in control of local firearms permit matters.
The city council selects the police chief and can select a pro-issue
chief. The city council sets the local policy regarding where the
permits are to be issued -- in the local jurisdiction or by the county.
The whole state could go shall-issue in November if all the city councils
would campaign on the shall-issue ticket, then act.
Since the city councils are 100% in control, they are also 100% liable
for failure to issue. For example, a successful lawsuit could be filed
for denied permit, if a death then resulted. File under US sec. 1983,
and name the police chief and all city council members. With luck,
all of them would receive the death penalty, as is permitted under law.
Each of you should file a FOIA request asking your city council why the
current policy is in place. Is there clear documentation as to why the
policy is in place? If not, act to change the policy. Does adopted policy
jive with the facts? For example, has "gun crime" been reduced since
the policy was enacted?
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