Jacob Sullum on San Francisco's Dangerously Intrusive Gun Storage Rules



This week the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to get the government out of the bedroom. Counterintuitively, the case involved an ordinance adopted by the famously tolerant and progressive city of San Francisco just eight years ago.

The puzzle is solved when you learn that the ordinance deals with guns, tools for exercising a constitutional right that is decidedly unfashionable in the City by the Bay. By declining to hear the case, Jacob Sullum says, the Supreme Court implies that the right of armed self-defense is constrained by local sensibilities.