SACRAMENTO -- It's going to be more difficult to open a gun shop in Sacramento from now on.
The council in a 7-1 vote Tuesday night approved requiring weapons dealers to get special approval from a city-appointed committee and pay more than $7,000 for a permit to open. Michael Pickens is with the Northern California Libertarian Party.
Pickens says that none of the new restrictions would prevent shootings such as Columbine, the Newtown shootings or the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
He and others at the meeting claimed well-armed citizenry deters such crime. Currently gun shop owners need only get police approval during the permitting process.