The City of Pleasant Hill’s Weekly Update

April 5, 2014 11:00 am · 6 comments


Click on the photo above to read the weekly update from the City of Pleasant Hill.

Firearms issue April 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I see that the Planning Commission did not make recommendations to the council. Perhaps the City Council should have listened to the Planning Commission back in 2011 when the commission decided that it would not entertain distance requirements for firearms sales, as it makes no sense whatsoever and is not what the people in Pleasant Hill support.

The reality is that the City Council has done an “end around” the Planning Commission and the process. They passed their firearms ordinance without the Planning Commission and now they need them to backfill because they have been sued in part for their illegal tactic.

Not to mention….

The City Council has absolutely zero evidence to support a relationship between public safety and the distance of a firearms dealer from a massage business, a school or anyplace else.

The police department has verified that there has never been an issue with a firearms dealer in Pleasant Hill’s history. Ever.

City Arm’s for example is next to DVC. Zero problems.


When it was suggested that the issue be put to a referendum, the council rejected the idea because the people of Pleasant Hill do not support this ordinance and it would never pass. In fact, time and time again the chambers were packed with standing room only against the ordinance.

It’s very clear however, that Harris, Durant and Flaherty have effectively eliminated the possibility of a new firearms dealer from ever opening in Pleasant Hill (post Dick’s Sporting goods) and since transfer of ownership of existing dealers to heirs or potential buyers is a very long shot at best, one day there will be no more firearms dealers if the ordinance remains.

That’s gun control.

How did this happen?

Nationally, the gun control lobbies have lost at almost every turn. They have changed tactics and now concentrate on swaying city councils, relying on people like Harris, Durant and Flaherty to ignore the law they are sworn to uphold and ignoring their constituents who don’t have the resources or the time to fight for their individual rights.

So Durant simply copied an ordinance promoted by the gun control lobby and the gang of three shoved it down Pleasant Hill’s throat.

It was comical at one point to watch Durant being challenged on specifics of the ordinance by opposing council members during one meeting. At every question, Durant would say he wasn’t opposed to taking “this or that” out of the ordinance and the council spent upwards of two hours re-writing the ordinance on the fly during the council meeting while we all watched amateur hour take place right in front of us.

It was obvious Durant had not authored the ordinance and had no justification or supporting explanation of anything in it. It was pathetic.

Do this in every city in America and the 2nd Amendment is dead.

Geez! April 6, 2014 at 9:48 AM

How many freakin’ gun shops does a small city need?

I wish the gun control advocates were as passionate about our library.

Bribes from the Gun Control lobby? April 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM

I dunno. Stranger things have happened.

We need as many gun shops as the demand and the economy will support. Why do we “need” so many banks? Or gas stations? Or restaurants? We don’t, but they’re legal businesses and enough people patronize them that they manage to survive and maybe even turn a profit. Why should gun shops be any different?

@2 April 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Apparently you can’t read. There will be zero.

Go to the Walnut Creek Library. Its brand new.

@3 and @4 April 7, 2014 at 9:36 AM

#4- Yes, I can read. Can you?

There MAY be no more new gun shops post Dick’s. There are already four or five including major chains including Dick’s and Big 5. They will be here for a long time.

I live in PH, why should I go to the WC library? I’m going to take a stab and guess that you are not familiar with the inside of the library or how many people use it.

#3- As far as comparing gun shops to banks, gas stations and restaurants–well I think your answer speaks for itself.

So the council chambers was packed with the same group of people who always turns up for any gun or tea party issue. That is not a reflection of the total population of PH.

PH resident April 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

@ Number 1, Jack Weir, you are so transparent! Your writings are instantly recognizable. “The gang of three” Geez, bitter much?

In any case, the “standing room only” crowd were people from all parts of the bay area that you and your cronies called to attend, a bunch of nasty rednecks that were rude to everyone else there.

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