On August 7, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a “high capacity” magazine ban into law, which means the city’s residents have until November 20 to dispose of the newly banned mags.
The language of the law explains that “large-capacity magazines … hold numerous rounds of ammunition [which] significantly increases the lethal capacity of … automatic and semiautomatic firearms.” It does not mention that Elliot Rodger–Santa Barbara, May 2014–used only ten-round magazines to carry out the heinous attack in which he shot and killed three innocents.
According to the NRA-ILA, the “high capacity” magazine ban goes into effect on September 19 and will give citizens until November 20 to sell the magazines in their position or otherwise “remove them from the city or turn them over to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).”
Three exceptions to the law are:
1) Any feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot hold more than 10 rounds;
2) Any .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device; and
3) Any tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.
NRA-ILA urges owners of “high capacity” magazines in L.A. to check all laws–state and municipal–before simply giving their magazines to family and friends outside the city for storage, as there is a danger of “unlawful transfer.”
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