According to the Los Angeles Times, LA’s “overall violent crime rate is up 7.6 percent so far this year compared with the same time in 2013.
After the passage of numerous new control laws at the state and city level during the last 18 months, Los Angeles “is on course to end the year with an increase in violent crime.”
Here are some of the new gun laws:
On May 4, 2013, the Huffington Post reported that the LA City Council voted to ban the possession of “high capacity” magazines within city limits. On February 23, 2014, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that restrictions on concealed carry had to be eased, the LA County Sheriffs Department did not comply. And on July 2 of this year, Breitbart News reported that the LA City Council supported the push to ban “single shot” handguns, a ban which was implemented on the state level.
In addition to the city-level laws, on October 11, 2013 Breitbart News reported that California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed laws banning lead ammo, expanding criminal firearm storage rules, requiring safety certificates for owners of long guns, and expanding background checks, among other things.