Proposed Firearm Storage Ordinance

The Saratoga City Council will consider a proposed ordinance that would require firearms to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a safety device when they are not in the immediate control or possession of the owner at home. 

A Community Meeting was held on May 29 to answer questions and receive input. The City Council then considered the regulations at the June 20 City Council meeting. You can view the June 20 meeting agenda, including the staff report and draft ordinance. At that meeting, the City Council directed staff to revisit the item. The City Council will now consider the ordinance at the November 7 City Council meeting. The November 7 meeting agenda, including the staff report and draft ordinance, is now available. 

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You can submit feedback by completing this comment form or emailing the City Council. All comments collected from the comment form and email will be shared with the City Council at the November 7 City Council meeting.

Additional Resources

California Firearms Laws Summary (2016) (PDF)

Firearms Responsibility in the Home (2014) (PDF)

Statistics on Youth Gun Violence and Gun Access – Giffords Law Center

The Gun Debate – FactCheck.org