Los Angeles County Creating ‘Buffer Zones,’ Demanding Gun Shops Keep Fingerprint Logs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is moving forward this week with plans to enact various gun control measures that will chill the 2A rights of law-abiding gun owners and place an undue burden on responsible gun dealers.

Among the ordinances included in the motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn are:

  • A ban on the sale of .50 caliber handguns and .50 caliber ammunition 
  • The creation of “buffer zones” between gun stores and “sensitive areas” (schools, daycares, parks, etc.)
  • To make all Los Angeles County property a gun-free zone
  • Require gun stores to keep a fingerprint log, submit sales reports and inventory reports in real-time to the county board, install security cameras, limit minors’ access and provide gun owners with information about the local laws.
  • Deny sales to individuals on the federal government’s no-fly list  

“When I was in Congress, we responded to horrific mass shootings with little more than moments of silence and thoughts and prayers,” said Supervisor Hahn in a press release

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“I will not sit idly by when there is action that we can take to save lives,” she continued. “These gun violence prevention measures are commonsense and are under our authority at the County level to implement.”

Attorneys will be drafting up the details for each ordinance over the next three months.  Once finished, the completed drafts will come before the board for a final vote.  

Hahn told Fox11LA that these “common sense gun regulations” are “just one piece of the puzzle.”

“If we move forward with implementing these four common-sense gun regulations, I hope others in our county will follow suit,” Hahn said.

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  • Reginald Hafner September 27, 2022, 8:15 am

    Another mindless law that accomplishes nothing submitted by a brainless jackass in the land of fruits and nuts.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment September 18, 2022, 12:31 pm

    All these clever ideas to stop gun violence and a save a life, but nobody has or will think “Hey maybe we should arrest and incarcerate criminals”….not once!

  • Mark N. September 15, 2022, 1:36 am

    Banning sales to those on the no-fly list are probably unconstitutional, as well as unenforceable. The vast majority on the lists don’t even know it until they try to fly, and besides which, few have ever been convicted of a disqualifying offense. The .50 cal pistol and ammo ban is bizarre; if any of those firearms are on the Roster, the county cannot ban them. The state bans the .50 BMG, but .50 cal pistol ammo is hardly the same; do these idiots think it is? Reporting sales to the county–so that the county can build its own private registry?–is overkill and questionable. Same with the FFL keeping a fingerprint log, since the State form takes those prints, and it isn’t as if the FFL is a fingerprint examiner. If the County thinks it needs prints, it can get them from the DOJ.

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