Gun stores in Los Angeles would be required to digitally report ammunition sale records to the city under a proposed ordinance backed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee.
The police department currently collects hundreds of pages of purchase records in hard copy, which officials say are time-consuming to search through when determining “whether or not any of the buyers are prohibited from possessing ammunition.”
Police officials told the Public Safety Committee they completed a pilot electronic reporting program at gun shops in the San Fernando Valley, and are ready to take the system citywide.
The city has 16 gun shops, and operators of those establishments would be able to fill out a form at lapdonline.org and submit their ammunition records to the city.
If approved by the full City Council, the measure would make it a misdemeanor crime when ammunition retailers fail to comply with the reporting requirements.
—City News Service
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: