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Earlier this week I posted a blog about the effectiveness of gun control and it seems that gun control is also on the minds of Los Angeles City Council.

Yesterday, the L.A. Times reported that the Public Safety Committee of the Los Angeles City Council approved a package of gun control measures that would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants with illegal firearms and place new permitting requirements on ammunition vendors. The committee approved an ordinance banning the sale of .50-caliber ammunition and, under one of the proposed ordinances, employees handling ammunition would now be subject to a background check.

The measures were introduced as part of the Mayor’s anti-gang initiative.

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A 64-year-old San Diego man was shot and killed Friday night during a confrontation with police that began when he allegedly fired several shots into the home of a San Diego sheriff’s deputy. Tony Perry from the Los Angeles Times reports that the incident began when the man banged on the door of the sheriff’s Lake Murray home and demanded to know if the resident was a San Diego police officer. According to reports, at some point then, the man began to argue with the deputy and allegedly brandished a handgun. The off-duty deputy then slammed the door and the man fired three shots into the home, police said.

Police responded to 911 call about shots being fired and surrounded the home of the alleged shooter while attempting to persuade him to surrender. A half-hour later he emerged, carrying a gun that he pointed at officers. Six officers fired at the man, fatally wounding him. What an unfortunate end to what appeared to be a tense standoff between this man and San Diego Police.

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