July 31, 2015; On Tuesday, July 28, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. California already bans the manufacture and sale of large-capacity magazines, however possession of large capacity magazines remains legal. Los Angeles lawmakers saw this as a loophole. Once Mayor Eric Garcetti signs the bill, which is expected within the next week, Los Angeles residents have 60 days to sell, surrender, or transfer the magazines.
Tennessee Attorney General Clarifies Law Concerning Concealed Carry in Parks
On July 29, the Tennessee Attorney General’s office issued an opinion clarifying a state law concerning carrying handguns in public parks. Tenn. Code Ann. 39-17-1311(b)(1)(H) permits handguns in public parks or recreational facilities by those with a handgun permit. Tennessee lawmakers had questioned whether this law applied to public parks and spaces such as theaters and arenas run by private, as opposed to government, organizations.
The Attorney General clarified that this law applies even to parks run by private entities and even to public places that charge admission, such as civic centers and arenas. A copy of the Attorney General’s opinion can be found here.
New York Public Advocate Seeks to Divest Pension of Investments in Firearm Retailers
New York Public Advocate Leticia James has backed a measure by the New York City Employee Retirement System (“NYCERS”), the largest municipal public employee retirement system in the nation, to divest holdings in firearm retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, and Cabela’s. In calling for the measure, James noted the risk of litigation these businesses face by selling firearms. The potential measure comes at a time when NYCERS faces severe financial troubles due to dwindling assets and rapidly increasing obligations.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.