PLEASANT HILL -- The City Council on Monday is scheduled to consider a revised proposal to regulate firearms and ammunition sales.
The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.
The ordinance requires a police permit for gun dealers. Under the proposal, gun stores could not locate within 150 feet of a residence, within 500 feet of a park, another gun dealer, a massage parlor or an adult entertainment venue; or within 1,000 feet of a day care or school. Mayor Michael Harris has asked that the 1,000-foot location restriction also apply to colleges and universities.
Store owners and employees would have to pass a criminal-background check. Dealers would also have to install an alarm system and surveillance cameras.
Existing firearms dealers would be exempt from the new location restrictions, but they would have to submit employees' background information to the Pleasant Hill police. The sole dealer in the city with a home occupancy permit to sell guns would be allowed to continue operating, but no new permits for residential sales would be granted if the council approves the ordinance.
The city attorney made minor revisions to the ordinance and removed provisions that duplicated existing state law.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.