LA City Council’s Public Safety Committee To Hear Stricter Gun Control Measures

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Stricter gun control measures will be the focus Friday during the Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting.

Committee members will get an update on a measure, proposed by Councilman Paul Krekorian, which would ban possession of high capacity gun magazines within city limits. They will also consider another measure, which if passed, would allow for the keeping of electronic records of all firearm sales and transfers.

Some local residents told KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero no law will stop people from acquiring weapons.

“They are still going to get them,” one man said. “If they want them, they will get them.”

City Council To Hear Stricter Gun Control Measures

“It’s not going to change anything, they need to deal with people,” a woman said. “I really believe that, they really need to deal with people.”

Gun rights advocates have said a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds directly violates the 2nd Amendment and are ready to sue the city if these laws go through.

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