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LAPD union joins national push for 'bump stock' ban, better community relations

LAPD union joins national push for 'bump stock' ban, better community relations

The Los Angeles Police Protective League has thrown its support behind a national effort to ban certain gun accessories and encourage police and professional sports teams to work together to improve encounters between officers and residents.

The union that represents thousands of rank-and-file LAPD officers joined several other big-city police unions and the San Francisco 49ers in the effort, which was formally unveiled Thursday morning at Levi’s Stadium.

The organizations signed a pledge to work with lawmakers to ban armor-piercing ammunition, gun silencers and “bump stocks” — the latter of which landed on the national radar after a gunman used them in the Las Vegas...

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