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Wesson leads call for ban on assault weapons

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles City Council members — ironically named Smith and Wesson — introduced a resolution Aug. 6 calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. The resolution, introduced by City Councilman Greig Smith and Council President Herb Wesson, demands Read More…

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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…