On November 25, the Los Angeles City Council approved gun control measures requiring locked storage or trigger locks for guns in the home and digital tracking of ammunition sales.
Both measures were put forward by Coucilman Paul Krekorian (D-Dist. 2), who believes rendering guns temporarily inoperable “will keep our schools and children safe.”
According to CBS Los Angeles, the gun storage requirement is similar to one now in force in San Francisco–one that has thus far survived the scrutiny of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ammunition records requirement passed the Council by a vote of “11-0.”
The new requirement will do away with current paper record requirements and provide digitized records of all ammunition sales in the state, allowing police to quickly access the records to determine if a “prohibited” buyer acquires ammunition.
Similar records pertaining to firearms are currently used for purposes of confiscation in California. No word on whether the digital ammunition records will be used for ammunition confiscation too.
Both gun control measures have to pass the City Council again and be approved by the Mayor before going into effect.
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