California jokes aside, this will be a interesting case to follow. Hopefully the feds will inform the city as to the error of their ways. if not...City Attorney Rick Doyle told the station the issue is public safety.
“Are we acting with an abundance of caution? Yeah,” Doyle said. “We’re concerned about someone having access to firearms that shouldn’t.”
Doyle said storing the guns in a locked safe doesn’t prevent Mr. Rodriguez from gaining access.
San Jose prevailed when Rodriguez challenged the seizure in state court.
“We don’t want to turn the guns over and we don’t have to turn the guns over. The courts have agreed with us,” Doyle told the station.