The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has put gun control back on the national agenda. Over the last two days it's also become an issue locally, as the candidates for L.A. city attorney jockey to prove how tough they are on guns.
“Los Angeles residents need a city attorney who will prioritize curbing gun violence — not a city attorney who's beholden to, supported by, or on the side of the pro-gun lobby,” Feuer said in a statement.
Indeed, in August 2008, Trutanich told the L.A. Daily News, “My position is we don't need more laws to control guns. We have the laws. We just have to enforce them.”
“There is no evolution,” said Trutanich's spokesman, Frank Mateljan. “Nuch has always supported gun control.”