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L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law

L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law

The battle over a city proposal to require Los Angeles residents to lock up or disable their handguns at home took an unusual turn Tuesday, as a city councilman sought to force the proposed law out of a committee weighing whether to exempt some Angelenos from the storage rules. Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who has championed the proposed rules as a way to protect children from fatal accidents, is pursuing a rarely used maneuver to bring the draft ordinance before the entire council, instead of allowing a smaller council committee to continue to debate it. "Unsafe storage of handguns is an immediate threat to public safety," Krekorian said Tuesday. Under the...

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