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NorCal Cities Face Dilemma Enforcing Ban On High-Capacity Gun Magazines

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Ammunition magazines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Ammunition magazines. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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SUNNYVALE (CBS/AP) — Enforcement issues surround Sunnyvale and San Francisco ban on high-capacity magazines.

Since Sunnyvale’s ban went into effect midnight Thursday, not one of the now-illegal magazines has been turned in. San Francisco police report that they have no system to track whether any magazines have been turned in for destruction under the new ordinance. San Francisco residents must surrender their high-capacity magazines to police by April 7.

The two California cities enacted laws similar to several other municipalities banning magazines that hold more 10 bullets in reaction to the 2012 mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

The National Rifle Association has filed legal challenges to the bans in Sunnyvale, San Francisco and elsewhere. Judges have so far upheld the bans.

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