City Council members unanimously voted to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he was eager to sign the measure.
“Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages to stop and reload.”
This is a welcome step forward to improving community safety in Los Angeles.