In what could become a national test case on limiting the possession of gun magazines, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich told city officials on Monday they could ban large capacity magazines by declaring them a public nuisance.
Under the proposal, possession of any ammunition clip of more than 10 rounds - the maximum now allowed under state law - would be outlawed and law enforcement would be able to confiscate and destroy the clips.
"We have an obligation to ensure that our residents remain safe from the fear, threat and devastation of senseless gun violence," Trutanich said. "There can be no doubt, high capacity ammunition clips have no place in civilian society, as they pose a great threat to public safety and should be removed from our streets."
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