Palm Springs CA Votes For Gun Control

Palm Springs City Council discussed a controversial firearms ordinance Wednesday night that has polarized residents and, if approved in its final form, could result in a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association.

The council voted 3-2 in favor of the measure, which will now come up for a second reading and final decision at the next council meeting.

According to the measure:

Residents would have 48 hours — after its absence was discovered — to report a missing or stolen gun to police;
In their homes, gun owners will need to disable firearms with a trigger lock or keep them in a locked container unless they are in their immediate possession; and
Require those with concealed carry permits who keep a gun in their car to keep it in a locked container.
The proposed ordinance also institutes a fine of up to $1,000 per day, per violation.

A total of 23 people spoke on the issue before council Wednesday night — 15 opposed the plan, while eight were in favor.

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