Lawsuit seeks to block new Los Angeles gun magazine law

Lawsuit seeks to block new Los Angeles gun magazine law

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Gun owners and 30 California sheriffs are suing to block a Los Angeles city ban on high-capacity gun magazines.

This summer, the City Council banned possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Owners have until Nov. 18 to sell the magazines, take them out of the city or surrender them to police.

The law mirrors those in San Francisco and Sunnyvale

The Los Angeles Daily News reports the lawsuit argues that the ordinance violates existing state regulations, which ban the manufacture and sale of the magazines but not their possession.

Joining the sheriffs’ lawsuit are a state-affiliated group of the National Rifle Association and the California Reserve Peace Officers Association.

City Attorney Mike Feuer says the law is constitutional.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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