SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Supervisors will soon be voting on some new controls on the use and ownership of firearms and ammunition. The legislation was approved by a supervisors’ committee this week.

Earlier this year San Francisco banned the sale of certain ammunition and required dealers to report larger ammunition sales to police. Now supervisors are looking at additional ways to curb the violence with the support of Police Chief Greg Suhr.

“To have San Francisco set sort of the standard in the state with some of the toughest gun laws, I think is important. It can not only keep our neighborhoods safer, but my officers safer,” Suhr said.

Only one member of the public objected. Robert Green said the changes won’t stop the violence.

“It’s not a Second Amendment issue; it’s not a Fifth Amendment illegal takings issue. It’s an issue of whether this is the best method or even an effective method of reducing violent crime in this city.”

The legislation would ban large capacity magazines and prohibit minors from being on gun ranges without their parents. Gun owners would be presumed to be in possession of their firearms if they are not reported lost or stolen and dealers would have to advise buyers of all local gun laws.

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