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Gun Control Plan Offered By Farrell

District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell wants the city to pass legislation that would require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales in the city.

“Easy access to guns and ammunition continue to contribute to senseless violent crime here in San Francisco and across the country,” said Farrell. “Even though San Francisco has some of the toughest gun control laws on the books in the country, there is more we can do to protect the public — and we should do everything in our power to give local law enforcement the additional tools they need to prevent crime and keep our neighborhoods safe.”

He said the goal is to make it more difficult for people who are prohibited by law from owning guns to gain access to them. The legislation would mandate that the recordings of gun and ammunition sales be shared with the San Francisco Police Department. Farrell’s office said that more than a dozen local jurisdictions in California have similar laws, and they “have made it easier for local enforcement to complete investigations and enhance public safety.”

The legislation is expected to be introduced to the Board of Supervisors in September when the Board returns from its summer recess.

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