The Los Angeles City Council has just criminalized a trip from the People’s Republic of Santa Monica to Culver City or the City of Beverly Hills is you have a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Try to skirt the behemoth that is Los Angeles to go anywhere in the Southland.
These are the same progressive socialist democrats who would rather see you die, begging for mercy, than defensing yourself and your family.
Krekorian: another liberal lawyer/politician
HEY, ALL YOU GANGBANGERS, CRIMINALS, AND CRAZIES OUT THERE …
LA Bans Possession of Magazines Over 10 Rounds -- Unanimous vote
On Tuesday, it became illegal to own a firearm magazine capable of holding over 10 rounds of ammunition in the city of Los Angeles. California state law already bans the sale and manufacture of large capacity magazines, but now it will be considered a misdemeanor to actually possess one within the LA city limits.
The vote was unanimous and Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised his signature on the ordinance. Once the law is in place, owners of large capacity magazines will have 60 days to turn over the contraband, or otherwise get rid of the magazines, before they are considered in violation.
Democratic council member Paul Krekorian wrote the ordinance and said he hopes it prevents mass shootings. "Mass shootings have become so endemic that we can all recite a litany of places where they have occurred: Columbine, Isla Vista, Chattanooga — they've become part of lexicon," he said. "We've become desperate to find some solution to the destabilizing effect of the fact that we have to fear these sorts of mass killings."
Krekorian told the LA Times, "People who want to defend their families don’t need a 100-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it. Imagine what a gunman on this sidewalk could do with that kind of firepower with a crowd like this.”
Did I miss something?
Does Council Member Krekorian have information that indicates that criminals and crazies will abide by his nonsensical ordinance. Or, that ordinary people facing a multitude of attackers do not require a high-capacity magazine for self-defense.
This is the type of idiotic, knee-jerk, feel-good legislation that wastes time and effort. And, this is the same City Council that refuses to disadvantage criminal illegal aliens by asking about their immigration status.
LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES- POSSESSION PROHIBITED
SEC. 46.30. LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES- POSSESSION PROHIBITED.
(1) "LARGE -CAPACITY MAGAZINE" means any detachable ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
(i) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(ii) A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.
(iii) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.
(b) Prohibition on Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines
(2) Any person who, prior to the effective date of this article, was legally in possession of a large-capacity magazine shall have 60 days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:
(i) Remove the large-capacity magazine from the City of Los
The provisions of Subsection (b) shall not apply to the following:
(1) Any government officer, agent, or employee, member of the armed forces of the United States, or peace officer, to the extent that such person is otherwise authorized to possess a large-capacity magazine, and does so while acting within the scope of his or her duties;
(2) A person licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915 of the California Penal Code;
(3) A gunsmith for the purpose of maintenance, repair or modification of the large-capacity magazine;
(4) Any entity that operates an armored vehicle business pursuant to the laws of the state, and an authorized employee of such entity, while in the course and scope of his or her employment for purposes that pertain to the entity's armored vehicle business;
(5) Any person, corporation or other entity that manufactures the large capacity magazine for a person mentioned in Subdivision (1), or for export pursuant to applicable federal regulations;
(6) Any person using the large-capacity magazine solely as a prop for a motion picture, television or video production;
(7) Any holder of a special weapons permit issued pursuant to California Penal Code Sections 18900, 31000, 32650, 32700-32720, or 33300;
(8) Any person issued a permit pursuant to California Penal Code Section 32315 by the Department of Justice upon a showing of good cause for the possession, transportation or sale of large-capacity magazines between a person licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915 of the California Penal Code, and an out-of-state client, when those activities are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit;
(9) Any federal, state or local historical society, museum or institutional collection which is open to the public, provided that the large-capacity magazine is properly housed, secured from unauthorized handling and unloaded;
(10) Any person who finds the large-capacity magazine, if the person is not prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition pursuant to federal or state law, and the person possesses the large-capacity magazine no longer than is necessary to deliver or transport the same to a law enforcement agency for that agency's disposition according to the law;
(11) A forensic laboratory or any authorized agent or employee thereof in the course and scope of his or her authorized activities;
(12) Any person in the business of selling or transferring large-capacity magazines in accordance with California Penal Code Section 32310 who is in possession of a large-capacity magazine solely for the purpose of doing so; or
(13) Any person lawfully in possession of a firearm that the person obtained prior to January 1, 2000 if no magazine that holds 10 or less rounds of ammunition is compatible with that firearm and the person possesses the large capacity magazine solely for use with that firearm;
(d) Penalty. Violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
(e) Severability. If any provision of this ordinance is found to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, that invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions which can be implemented without the invalid provisions, and to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable.
Bottom line …
These progressive socialist democrats who are little more than professional politicians need to be removed from office. Ask any of them to enforce existing gun laws, control gang activity within their districts, or prosecute illegal alien felons and they go strangely silent.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius