The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee is expected to consider two proposed gun control measures today. Committee members will get an update from the City Attorney's office on a proposed law banning possession of large-capacity ammunition clips.
The sale and transfer of the clips is a crime in California, but people can still legally own them. The proposed law would declare the clips a public nuisance and allow police to confiscate them.
Councilman Paul Krekorian first proposed the law in February, following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting last December. A gunman wielding a high-capacity assault weapon killed 26 people, most of them children. Gun rights lawyers said in February that they would sue the city if such a law were approved.