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Paul Krekorian

Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings. California is one of a handful of states that give local government considerable latitude to enact gun regulation. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to close a loophole in state law that bans the manufacture and sale of large-capacity magazines, but not their possession. "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...