In the wake of a tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, gun opponents are already talking about bans on certain weapons.
One such ban is being proposed by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, in which she'd like to see certain assault weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds outlawed on a federal level. California already has such laws on the books.
Now, the city of Lemon Grove says they want to support Feinstein's pending bill.
"In the wake of last Friday's catastrophic events in Newtown, Connecticut, the Mayor has called a concurrent special meeting to address legislation to be introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein to address the issue of gun violence," the Lemon Grove city council agenda item states.
A special council meeting agenda for Tuesday reads:
"The City Council will consider a resolution calling on the California Congressional delegation to support the legislative proposal of Senator Diane Feinstein to ban certain assault weapons and ammunition clips of more than ten rounds and to direct the City Attorney to forward a copy of the resolution to each member of the California Congressional Delegation before the beginning of the 113th Congress."
A staff report recommends the council adopt the resolution. A .pdf copy of the meeting agenda and staff report is attached to this article.
Feinstein authored a federal ban on assault weapons in 1994; a ban that was allowed to expire by Congress during the George W. Bush administration.
According to a Reuters report, Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza, 20, used a weapon in the Bushmaster AR-15 family, which is considered an assault weapon. He then used a handgun to kill himself, police have said.