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Paul Krekorian

L.A. needs these sensible gun-control measures

L.A. needs these sensible gun-control measures

Last week, it was a movie theater in Lafayette, La. The week before, it was two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before that it was the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. The mass shootings are like a steady drumbeat, and intermingled with them are the daily smaller-scale killings in homes, streets, schools and workplaces. And judging by the insufficient political pressure on Congress to force meaningful gun control, the body politic is satisfied with the bloody status quo, even as it laments each atrocity. Yet Congress isn't the only body that can deal with gun control. The Los Angeles City Council has a chance Tuesday to push forward two measures that would make the city a...

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