"Bring it on" was the challenge that Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian offered to the National Rifle Association after the city legislature unanimously voted Tuesday to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.
"If the NRA wants to sue over this, bring it on," said Krekorian.
His wish just might come true. There may be a battle over gun rights in the Golden State, The Los Angeles Times reported.
California law already prohibits the production of high-capacity magazines, but a "loophole" still allows individuals to own them. Many liberals claim that the ability to own one is a public safety issue amid recent mass shootings in Charleston and Lafayette.
People who own high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds will have 60 days from when the law goes into effect to destroy, sell, or surrender them. Anyone who refuses will face a misdemeanor charge.
The NRA condemned the action and stressed that L.A. officials need to start enforcing federal gun laws rather than passing new gun control measures.
“Instead of passing new bans that criminals ignore and prosecutors neglect—while leaving good, law-abiding citizens disarmed—maybe Los Angeles should improve its shameful record as one of the worst cities in the U.S.when it comes to enforcing existing federal gun laws against criminals,” the NRA said in a statement Tuesday.
(h/t The Blaze)