GUN SAFETY

L.A. to Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of a string of mass shootings across the country. The ordinance, which prohibits possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, would close a loophole in a state law that bans the sale and manufacture of high-capacity magazines. Los Angeles residents who own high-capacity magazines would have 60 days to remove them from the city or hand them over to police. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the measure.