“This set of ordinances is really focused on narrowing the flow of guns to those which are clearly legal and hopefully doing something to deter the flow of guns that are unlawful to own.”
— San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo quoted in the San Jose Mercury News
Ummm…what? I cannot think of any way in which mandating that gun sales at licensed dealers (the only kind allowed in California) are audio-video recorded will further either of those goals.
“It is outrageous that Mayor Liccardo wants to use Big Brother-style omniveillance to record gun owners’ every move, violating the privacy of millions, especially at-risk firearm purchasers,” the coalition wrote in a statement. “This Orwellian requirement would be rightly universally opposed were the City to impose similar video and audio-recording mandates in mosques and churches, book stores, or abortion clinics.”