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Councilmember Paul Kortez Proposes Assault Weapon Ban

Paul Koretz introduces motion to prohibit the possession of all assault weapons in LA 

By Staff Writer

In response to the frequency of mass shootings, with the most notable recent ones taking place in Gilroy, California, Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced a motion to have the City Attorney prepare and present an ordinance to prohibit the possession of all assault weapons within the City of Los Angeles.

 “We have heard the requests of the people of Los Angeles and even the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Councilmember Koretz who authored the motion. “Far too many people are dying senselessly waiting for the Federal Government to restore an assault weapons ban. While political parties are quibbling hypotheticals solutions at the Federal level, more and more innocent victims are being slaughtered by weapons designed for military war. Assault weapons serve no purpose other than killing people, and their possession should be entirely banned in the City. The time has come to get these tools of mass murder out of the City of Los Angeles. While such a ban would not halt every mass shooting, those that are committed without such weapons would result in considerably less carnage, and in all likelihood fewer would occur.”

The motion has been referred to the Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

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