Oakland city council’s public safety committee votes in favor of new gun legislation

OAKLAND (KRON) — The Oakland City Council’s public safety committee voted in favor of new gun legislation Tuesday.

The committee voted unanimously to forward the legislation to all the full supervisors. The ordinance would make it unlawful to possess large-capacity gun magazines and requires safe storage in homes and cars.

Guns would have to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.

City councilmember Rebecca Kaplan said many of the guns used to commit crimes are stolen.

However, some local residents expressed concern over the ordinance.

The ordinance will be brought before the full city council for a vote on Jan. 5.

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