Breaking news out of Los Angeles tonight as the office Mayor Eric Garcetti proudly tweeted out news of a new city gun law banning “large capacity clips for guns”:
Actually, they banned the possession of large-capacity magazines inside of city limits. The use of “clips” instead of magazines in the tweet is one of those common errors that exposes gun-grabbers as totally clueless on guns.
Here’s a ‘splainer on the difference between a magazine and a clip from Guns & Ammo:
As for this new ban, the NRA is planning to sue as there is already state law in place on large-capacity magazines and this new city law is in conflict with it. From the Los Angeles Times:
The National Rifle Assn. and other gun rights groups have threatened to sue over Los Angeles’ new rules, arguing that they violate the 2nd Amendment and are preempted by existing state law.
In reaction, Councilman Paul Krekorian declared before a cheering crowd outside City Hall, “If the NRA wants to sue us over this, bring it on.”
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was eager to sign the L.A. measure, which passed 12-0 with three council members absent. Even as city officials celebrated the newly passed restrictions, some gun control activists were dismayed to hear about a proposal to exempt retired police officers from the rules — an 11th-hour change sought by the union that represents Los Angeles police.
California law already generally bans the manufacturing of such large-capacity magazines, as well as offering them for sale or bringing them into the state. But state law does not prohibit people from possessing them, which Krekorian and others argued is a “loophole” that jeopardizes public safety.