COUNCIL PANEL TAKES AIM AT CITYWIDE AMMUNITION BAN.Byline: Mariel Garza Staff Writer
A Los Angeles City Council The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles, California, United States. panel endorsed a ban Monday on the sale of high-performance ammunition in the city, and asked for additional study on a proposed ban of all ammo sales.
The action by the Public Safety Committee sends the partial ban to the full council for consideration. The proposal takes aim at high-caliber bullets or those made from materials that allow them to pierce hard barriers such as houses and body armor Noun 1. body armor - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour
armet - a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard .
The City Council adopted the ordinance in concept in April 2001, the same time it considered - and rejected - a ban on all ammo sales.
The proposed ban brought out several groups and activists, including Culver cul·ver
A dove or pigeon.
[Middle English, from Old English culufre, from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula, diminutive of columba, dove.] City-based Women Against Gun Violence and activists Theo Milonopoulos and Niko Milonopoulos, 15-year-old twins.
``On behalf of the children of this city, we beg you, our city leaders, to help save us from being shot,'' said Theo Milonopoulos.
If Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. does adopt a total ban on ammunition sales, it would be the first city in the state to do so.
Deputy City Attorney James Axtell told the committee that the courts have ruled that residents and business owners have a right to have firearms This is an extensive list of small arms — pistol, machine gun, grenade launcher, anti-tank rifle — that includes variants.
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Councilman Nick Pacheco Lauro "Nick" Pacheco, Jr. is an American attorney, politician, and a member of the Democratic Party. Pacheco served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council (1999-2003). , the committee member who requested the total ban ordinance, urged committee members to adopt the ban anyway.
``I don't have a problem going to court to find the edge on this issue,'' Pacheco said. ``It's the least we can do for our residents, our communities.''