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sbrady@Michel&Associates
05-05-2010, 4:58 PM
Last December, attorneys for the NRA-CRPA Foundation’s Legal Action Project submitted a letter to the City of Berkeley demanding that it repeal an ordinance that made certain semiautomatic rifles illegal in the city. On May 4, 2010, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to repeal it. You can read all about it, including the NRA-CRPA Foundation letter and the City Council documents, on www.calgunlaws.com.

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bwiese
05-05-2010, 5:15 PM
Thank you, Chuck & crew!

It's nice to have bad law off the books - esp this law, with OLLs about.

One less piece of confusion, one step forward for reaffirmation of statewide preemption!

Davidoff
05-05-2010, 5:17 PM
Well done!!!

Thanks again for your work Sean.

Meanwhile, attorneys for the gun manufacturing industry have threatened to file a lawsuit against Berkeley seeking to strike down BMC Chapter 13.74, unless Berkeley joins West Hollywood in repealing its local ordinance.

Somebody is a little confused...

Ding126
05-05-2010, 5:28 PM
Great News ! Job well done. Next............

Window_Seat
05-05-2010, 5:41 PM
Bravo, very well done!:clap:

Erik.

Merc1138
05-05-2010, 5:45 PM
Wait, they got Berkeley to repeal that? Unanimously? Wow.

First I hear that Berkeley is getting sick of it's homeless population, and now they take a BS ordinance off the books? At the rate that city is going, maybe sometime in 20 years I'll be willing to go there.

loather
05-05-2010, 7:32 PM
You guys *RULE*.

hoffmang
05-05-2010, 7:47 PM
Well done!

-Gene

Spelunker
05-05-2010, 7:53 PM
"One small step for mankind"

scout II
05-05-2010, 7:56 PM
Finally,some good news.:)

wildhawker
05-05-2010, 8:52 PM
Thank you for another positive report and your work to remove yet another gun control law.

I'm a bit confused, however, as to the circumstances surrounding one section of the letter. What was the City's justification for ignoring the agreement between Mr. Michel and those unnamed members of the City Attorney's Office? I'm sure with the follow-up from CDM&A that they would have had to maintain some sort of position as to the disposition of the ordinance for a period of, as Mr. Michel says, years.

To make it easier for us NRA/CRPA members to access, here's the link to the PDF of CDMA's letter: http://www.calgunlaws.com/images/stories/Docs/NRA.Berkeley/ltr%20to%20berkeley%20demand%20repeal%20of%20aw%20 ord.pdf

Shotgun Man
05-05-2010, 8:59 PM
Thank you for another positive report and your work to remove yet another gun control law.

I'm a bit confused, however, as to the circumstances surrounding one section of the letter. What was the City's justification for ignoring the agreement between Mr. Michel and those unnamed members of the City Attorney's Office? I'm sure with the follow-up from CDM&A that they would have had to maintain some sort of position as to the disposition of the ordinance for a period of, as Mr. Michel says, years.

To make it easier for us NRA/CRPA members to access, here's the link to the PDF of CDMA's letter: http://www.calgunlaws.com/images/stories/Docs/NRA.Berkeley/ltr%20to%20berkeley%20demand%20repeal%20of%20aw%20 ord.pdf


Why does CDM refer to the city attorney as "honorable"?

I've never heard that before. It sounds lame. Judges get that all that time, and I don't think they're deserving of it, but it is common usage. Why give to a city attorney who is simply an attorney representing the city? You might as well call the attorney representing BP (in the Gulf of Mexico) honorable.

nick
05-05-2010, 9:13 PM
"One small step for mankind"

Mankind? It's BERKELEY :p

Well done.

6172crew
05-05-2010, 9:45 PM
Nice!

calnurse
05-05-2010, 9:52 PM
Now it's time to get the "real" assault weapons ban out of the books and have a "real" ar-15 for californians

CCWFacts
05-05-2010, 9:56 PM
Excellent!

dantodd
05-05-2010, 10:03 PM
I love 1983, and I don't mean the year.

nobody_special
05-05-2010, 10:35 PM
This is truly excellent. Thanks for all the hard work!

spgripside
05-05-2010, 10:43 PM
You guys just made my Day. Great job.

Legasat
05-05-2010, 10:44 PM
Way to go!!! One less to worry about...

Good Job!!

Diablohtr
05-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Good thing! I didn't even know that existed and I live on the Berkeley side of the sign...

Foulball
05-05-2010, 11:47 PM
Awesome.
Thank you!!!

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blackberg
05-06-2010, 12:52 AM
awesome!
-bb

jdberger
05-06-2010, 1:22 AM
Great job!

mrdd
05-06-2010, 1:31 AM
Ironically, I see that the Berkeley City Attorney cites Fiscal v. City and County of San Francisco in conceding that the Berkeley law violated state preemption. Note that Fiscal is the state appeals case which invalidated the Prop H law, which is still on the books. Curious what it might take to get San Francisco to remove the Prop H statute from the books?

Joe
05-06-2010, 1:40 AM
Awesome work guys.

69Mach1
05-06-2010, 2:38 AM
Another win. Outstanding work. Thank you.

Citizen 14
05-06-2010, 3:31 AM
Outstanding! Thank you guys for the hard work.

gtturborex
05-06-2010, 6:50 AM
Great job!!! Even better that it was unanimous...

berto
05-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Many thanks. Keep up the good work.

hill billy
05-06-2010, 2:33 PM
Awesome.

Fot
05-06-2010, 2:40 PM
Great job.. Score another for the good guys.

FirstFlight
05-06-2010, 4:10 PM
Thanks guys...a job well done!!!

Renowilly
05-06-2010, 4:13 PM
...the 2nd Amendment applies, even in Berzerkly!!!

N6ATF
05-06-2010, 10:06 PM
Woah. :King:

wilit
05-06-2010, 10:18 PM
Wow. I'm at a loss for words. That's huge.

GuyW
05-06-2010, 11:55 PM
...the 2nd Amendment applies, even in Berzerkly!!!

Well - not really, but we know generally what you're talking about...

Good job by all involved in any case...
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sbrady@Michel&Associates
05-07-2010, 12:01 PM
Well done!!!

Thanks again for your work Sean.

No need to thank me, I'm just doing my job (although admittedly with a smile on my face when the "gunnies" get a win). Thank the NRA, CRPA Foundation, and their members for making it possible.

Sinixstar
05-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Hmm - any chance I can get all yall working in CA to move to NYC next? :D

Army
05-07-2010, 1:15 PM
Still waiting for the "What has the NRA done for California" crowd to chime in.............

Pugster
05-18-2010, 12:57 AM
This is great news and a job well done

Bizcuits
05-18-2010, 9:59 AM
Awesome, can't believe I missed this news!