LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —The Los Angeles City Council considered a motion Tuesday aimed at keeping firearms stored safely within homes and out of the reach of children.

Under the proposed bill, handguns must be disabled, locked in a container, placed within the firearm owner’s reach or kept on the person.

The motion, which has been backed by Councilman Paul Krekorian, also seeks to protect others who may unintentionally harm themselves with weapons.

Members of the Public Safety Committee will also consider to exempt retired police officers and reserve officers from the city’s new ban on the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The City Council adopted this law, which was signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in July.

Council members discussed both gun laws during a meeting at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles.

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