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Oakland Approves Law Banning High-Capacity Gun Magazines

January 11, 2016

SFist

January 6, 2016

By Jack Morse

Following President Obama’s Tuesday press conference announcing new executive action on gun control, Oakland city officials moved yesterday to pass new laws of their own with the goal of reducing gun violence.

The Oakland City Council unanimously passed the measures, reports CBS 5, which include banning high-capacity gun magazines and requiring that firearms be secured in lock boxes when stored in homes and vehicles. The heightened storage requirement comes after a string of incidents wherein guns were stolen out of vehicles — a problem not unique to Oakland as many similar incidents have occurred right here in San Francisco.

As to be expected, at least one pro-gun group has already come out in opposition to the common sense measures.

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