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L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

Defying the warnings of gun rights groups, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. Backers of the plan said it would help minimize the bloodshed of mass shootings by forcing attackers to interrupt their rampages to stop and reload. Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, called such magazines “the common thread” in almost all of the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine. Even as city officials celebrated the newly passed restrictions, gun control activists were dismayed to hear about a proposal...

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