And so they’re trying to get the council to just lobby Sacramento for change. From tonight’s agenda:
On February 27, 2018, the City Council requested additional agenda items to discuss:
1. Amending the February 13, 2018 adopted legislative platform to include language that supports legislative efforts to reduce gun violence, and;
2. Discuss options on how to reduce gun violence, including how to cap gun shops in the City of Burbank.
This item is placed on the agenda as a first step to allow the City Council to determine whether a majority of the Council wishes to further analyze this topic and bring back for Council discussion. There are many legal issues surrounding the City’s ability to regulate guns and the sale of guns including preemption at both the state and federal level. As such any work direction to pursue local ordinances will be time consuming for staff.
Since preemption is such a looming issue, the one easy step staff recommends the Council take is to amend our legislative platform to support state and federal measures that have the effect of reducing gun violence.
That’ll do nothing, and it’s also completely ignoring the independent second issue. Aside from “gun violence,” some of the council members finally want to cut down on the number of gun shops in Burbank. Staff’s obviously trying to get them not to.