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Mike Feuer
L.A. council moves to require that unused guns be locked up or disabled

Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren't being used. The lawmakers are following in the footsteps of San Francisco, which was challenged by gun owners after it passed a similar law seven years ago. The San Francisco restrictions were upheld by a federal appeals court earlier this year. Councilman Paul Krekorian has argued that the rules are needed because even though California requires trigger locks to be sold with guns, there is no requirement to actually use them — a fact he called "nonsensical." "How this could possibly...

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