Los Angeles: What Do You Want From Your “High Capacity” Magazine Ban?
Los Angeles Pushes Ahead With “High Capacity” Magazine Ban
By: Jay Busch
Los Angeles, the City of Angels. In a move that realistically shouldn’t surprise anyone, Los Angeles’s city council has pushed forward a proposal for the mayor to sign that would ban “high capacity” magazines.
Los Angeles, pending the mayoral approval, will follow in the footsteps of it’s east coast rival New York City (and many other municipalities within California as well) by banning the possession, distribution, and purchase of magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds.
Councilman Paul Krekorian has sought to close a “loop hole” in the current California State ban that prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of such magazines yet does not ban the possession.
“It’s important that this council act today to prohibit the possession of large-capacity magazines, which our state legislature said 15 years ago were so dangerous that we shouldn’t be able to sell, manufacture or import them,” Krekorian said. “Once and for all, after 15 years, let’s close this loophole.”
This motion is all but guaranteed to be signed into law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“As national and state leaders struggle with a way to move forward with much needed gun laws, I applaud our City leaders for taking decisive action today that will help us save lives and prevent crime,” Garcetti said in the statement. He added that he was eager to sign it into law.
What Does This Mean For Gun Owners
As more and more municipalities circumvent the Constitution and employee these bans, law abiding citizens that wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights are resorting to civil disobedience by refusing to comply.
Upon implementation of this statute, Angelenos will have sixty days to either legally transfer these magazines out of the State (because California bans the sale and transfer of these magazines, all Angelenos will be forced to sell or transfer these out of not just the city, but the State as well.) Or, citizens can conveniently just hand these over to law enforcement which just so happens to be historically one of the most corrupt departments in the United States.
Failure to comply with these new measures will instantaneously turn hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens into criminals overnight. These citizens are faced with an extremely difficult decision of holding true to their values and the values set forth by the Constitution or face prosecution by the very same people that swore to uphold their oath to it.
This proposed statute extends to all magazines, rifle and pistol. It does not state that you can only have ten or less rounds in the magazine, rather if the magazine even has the chance to carry more than ten rounds than it must be disposed of.
If you live in Los Angeles or have friends or family there, make sure to stay tuned for updates as this situation unfolds. I highly recommend that you get involved by emailing the people below to politely tell these public servants, sworn to uphold the same Constitution that they are violating, that you will not stand for any further infringement upon your Constitutional rights.
California Governor Jerry Brown – email@example.com
LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian – firstname.lastname@example.org