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Sunnyvale Voters To Consider Tough Gun Control Measure

SUNNYVALE (KCBS) – The Sunnyvale city council has voted to put a gun safety measure on the November ballot that would prohibit the sale of weapons holding more than 10 rounds.

Most of the public comments at the city council meeting Tuesday favored putting the issue before voters, pointing out the measure had been carefully written not to interfere with Second Amendment rights could make Sunnyvale a trendsetter.

Opponents questioned whether local ammunition and storage requirements would make the city safer, objecting to local legislation that could be preempted by the many statewide gun control measures being considered by California lawmakers.

The ballot measure debated since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut earlier this year would also require guns to be stored in locked containers and tighten requirements for reporting missing firearms and tracking ammunition sales.

The council voted 6 -1 for the measure to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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