Los Angeles Council Passes Laws Restricting Ammunition Sales


The Los Angeles City Council approved a package of gun control laws Wednesday, placing new requirements on ammunition sellers and banning the sale of military-style ammunition in the hopes of further reducing the city’s gun and gang violence, reports the city’s Times. The measures ban the sale of .50-caliber ammunition and would require the city’s ammunition vendors to be licensed, to sell ammunition face-to-face instead of over the Internet and require gun dealers to report a full accounting of their inventory twice a year to the Police Department.

The council passed laws prohibiting the installation of secret compartments for guns in cars and allowing the city to permanently seize vehicles used by certain gang members during a crime. The council also approved an ordinance that would allow landlords to evict tenants who are convicted of illegally possessing weapons or ammunition within 1,000 feet of the rental property. A lawyer for the National Rifle Association said his client probably would file suit to block some of the measures.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-guns18-2008dec18,0,3132923.story

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