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Council Moves to Ban Sale of Saturday Night Specials

October 23, 1998

Following the example of West Hollywood and Los Angeles, the city of Beverly Hills this week moved to prohibit the sale of cheap guns known as Saturday night specials within the city limits.

The ordinance introduced at a City Council meeting Tuesday also would require all firearms dealers to obtain city permits and ban the sale of guns that don't have trigger locks or similar devices to prevent accidental firing.

Also under the ordinance, gun dealers would be required to keep a log of the sale of all firearms and ammunition, said City Atty. Larry Wiener.

The ordinance is likely to be approved on its second reading at the council's Nov. 10 meeting.

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