SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge has rejected a National Rifle Association effort to block enforcement of San Francisco gun laws.

A 2007 San Francisco ordinance requires handgun owners to keep weapons locked up or use trigger locks when stored at home. A 1994 law bans bullets that can expand or splinter on contact, causing more damage to a human body than convention bullets.

The National Rifle Association sought an injunction on behalf of gun owners.

But the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/WYpw93) says federal Judge Richard Seeborg ruled on Monday that the laws don't appear to violate standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2008 ruling that declared a constitutional right to possess firearms at home for self-defense.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com



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