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Published on July 10, 2024
Los Angeles County to Purchase Firearms Exclusively from Law-Abiding Vendors in New Ethical Procurement MoveSource: Augustas Didžgalvis, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors made a corporate decision to only buy firearms from law-abiding vendors, backed by a motion from Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda L. Solis. Presented with the evidence that Californian authorities spend taxpayer money on guns from sellers skirting gun laws, this move aims to curb such finance flows. "Not one cent of LA County taxpayer money should go into the pockets of firearms sellers who violate the law," Supervisor Hahn told the County of Los Angeles, California, while throwing weight behind the legislation.

Under the approved motion, vendors will be required to certify, under penalty of perjury, their compliance with every relevant law before making a sale—agreed upon by the general public and the supervisors unanimously. "We need to take every action possible to protect our residents from gun violence," Supervisor Solis, who represents the First District, grappled with this truth and conveyed, as stated by the County of Los Angeles, California.

Previously, Solis and Hahn orchestrated a bar on County departments from auctioning or unloading excess firearms and ammo, which followed an unsettling revelation about the County's Probation Department gearing up to auction a copious number of guns to dealers, as per the County of Los Angeles, California. Confirming the Board's commitment to accountability and safety, firearms unsuitable for departmental use will be systematically and unceremoniously destroyed.