The National Rifle Association sent a letter to the Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday warning them that if they take away the right of an irresponsible gun owner to keep their lost or stolen gun a secret, the organization will file an expensive lawsuit.
Attorney Matthew Cubeiro mentioned Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, and other cities in his letter, according to the Desert Sun. The cities mentioned have been sued in the last couple of years for also attempting to pass pretty reasonable gun legislation:
“Tread lightly,” Cubeiro wrote, quoting a California Court of Appeals case involving Stockton and San Francisco. “Jurisdictions failing to follow this advice have subjected themselves to expensive and time consuming litigation.”
There is no word on if this was the reason the council postponed the matter, but it does seem clear that Cubeiro seems to know the biggest form of kryptonite out there for Coachella Valley cities is the fear of a lawsuit – which the Palm Springs City Council may just be more afraid of then a lost or stolen gun in the hands of a criminal.