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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

L.A. City Council Approved Gun Loss Report Ordinance

From LATimes: In an attempt to prevent gun sales to criminals, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that requires residents report the loss or theft of their guns to police within 48 hours.

The ordinance, which goes into effect next month, also requires anyone who had a gun stolen or lost in the last five years to report the loss. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's press office said he supports the measure and would allow it to become law.

Residents who fail to report a loss of their weapon face a misdemeanor charge and up to one year in jail. The ordinance applies to all guns, including rifles and shotguns.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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