By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed two illegal, unconstitutional, gun-control regulations. One of them bans the sale of large-caliber handguns (.50 Caliber Handguns) and their ammunition. The second prohibits citizens from carrying guns in county parks, plazas, beaches, and buildings, with exceptions for law enforcement, active military, and a few others.

The new ordinances only affect unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, representing about 1.1 million of the county’s 10.2 million population.

First District Supervisor Hilda Solis said there had been 59 mass shootings in the U.S. since the start of the New Year. “That amounts to two mass shootings a day. Let that sink in.”

“This series of mass shootings are plaguing our society like a disease, and we need a vaccine to remedy this disease and our addiction to guns,” said new Monterey Park Mayor Jose Sanchez at the press event.

The board adopted motions to pursue several other proposed illegal gun-control measures.

But the board noted that those motions require more study and could face constitutional hurdles related to the Second Amendment and a recent U.S. Supreme Court case. The proposed ordinances are scheduled to come back to the board in 90 days after getting a legal review of their constitutionality from the Office of County Counsel.

I’m sure the county lawyers will approve more anti-2A regulations.

Among the proposals are new zoning restrictions requiring gun stores to operate at least 1,000 feet away from schools, parks or daycare centers, or other gun shops, creating “child safety zones.”

The board also suggested new laws that focus on gun store owners, including:

  • Banning minors from entering gun stores.
  • Maintaining security cameras.
  • Keeping a fingerprint inventory of all customers.
  • Provide a database of all gun purchases to law enforcement.
  • Require all gun owners to safely store firearms in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.
  • Mandate that all gun owners obtain liability insurance.

The board will also send a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein to support her bill to ban assault weapons. If the ban is not passed in Washington, the commission said it supports a separate bill to raise the age to purchase such weapons from 18 to 21.

That’s all for now, folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].