BELLEVUE, WA – The San Francisco County Board of Supervisors has backed down from a proposed ordinance that would make much of the city a “gun-free zone” after the Second Amendment Foundation and the California Rifle and Pistol Association promised legal action.

The proposal was defended by Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who essentially postponed the motion indefinitely, after lamenting the 2023 Bruen Supreme Court decision, which is throwing tantrums at gun control advocates while jolting the San Francisco Police Department into starting issuing carry permits. She referenced, perhaps as a face-saving move, proposed state legislation that Sacramento lawmakers could adopt later this summer as a reason for withdrawing from the proposed ordinance.

“This came after the CRPA and SAF sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors explaining why the planned ordinance would be unconstitutional,” said CRPA President Chuck Michel, a practicing attorney and California gun rights authority. “It is truly unfortunate that San Francisco politicians refuse to honor the Second Amendment and cannot accept the new legal reality that people have a Second Amendment right to carry a firearm in public.”

“As soon as we were made aware of this proposal,” said SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “we took action. This is not the first time we have had to stop extremist gun control in San Francisco. We successfully sued the city twice for attempted gun bans and won both times. We are prepared to do it again, but our letter to the Board of Supervisors has clearly made it unnecessary.”

“Our warning to the Board of Supervisors was direct and left little doubt about our intentions,” said SAF chief executive Adam Kraut. “The letter clearly explained why the proposal was bad policy and would result in another SAF-CRPA victory. We also remind the Board to wait to see if state legislation is adopted and how it fares in litigation. That seems to have had the desired impact.”