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LA City Council Sets Their Sights On Gun Control

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(FOX 11 / CNS) The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee is expected to consider two proposed gun control measures today. Committee members will get an update from the City Attorney's office on a proposed law banning possession of large-capacity ammunition clips.

The sale and transfer of the clips is a crime in California, but people can still legally own them. The proposed law would declare the clips a public nuisance and allow police to confiscate them.

Councilman Paul Krekorian first proposed the law in February, following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting last December. A gunman wielding a high-capacity assault weapon killed 26 people, most of them children. Gun rights lawyers said in February that they would sue the city if such a law were approved.

The committee will also considering keeping electronic records of firearm sales and transfers, which would eliminate the need for police employees to travel to gun stores and shooting ranges to pick up documents.

 

From Lauren Sivan:

Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee considered two proposed gun control measures today.

The first, a controversial proposed law banning possession of large-capacity magazines or anything over 10 rounds.

Right now in California the sale and transfer of these high capacity clips is a crime, but you can still legally own them. The committee wants to create a law declaring the clips a "public nuisance" which allows police to confiscate them.

Committee member Paul Krekorian, who proposed the ban, says owning these magazines should be a misdeameaner.

Everyone on public safety committee who spoke was in favor of this ban, saying they can't pass this fast enough.

Opponets say more restrictions will not effect criminals who don't play by rules, just law abiding gun owners. Gun rights lawyers said back in February that they would sue the city if such a law were approved.

The committee is also considering keeping electronic records of firearm sales and transfers, which would eliminate the need for police employees to travel to gun stores and shooting ranges to pick up documents.

Stricter gun control measures come in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting last December. A gunman wielding a high-capacity assault weapon killed 26 people, most of them children.

The public Safety committee hopes to get these measure in front of the city council as soon as next week.

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