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Assault Weapons Ban

AR-15 rifle with a "bullet button." (CBS)

Gov. Brown Vetoes Centerpiece Bill Putting New Restrictions On Gun Ownership

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

10/11/2013

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Berkeley Lawmaker’s Gun Control Bill Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Assembly Bill 48, which passed by a vote of 43-30, also would make it illegal to buy large-capacity magazines that allow people to fire multiple bullets quickly without reloading.

09/12/2013

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California Lawmakers Pass Series Of Gun Control Bills

The bills that passed between the Senate and the Assembly would expand the list of people who are prohibited from owning firearms, require permits and a fee when buying ammunition, and ban semi-automatic rifles with detachable ammunition magazines.

05/29/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. using a poster of weapons as she speaks about gun legisalation, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate Television)

U.S. Senate Blocks Gun Background Checks & Feinstein’s Assault Ban

U.S. Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein Vows Assault Weapons Ban ‘Will Get A Vote’

Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to force a Senate vote on her assault weapons ban proposal despite its removal from a broader gun control package being pushed by fellow democrats.

03/25/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Feinstein’s Weapons Ban Passes Committee After Heated Debate

A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban Thursday on a party-line vote that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.

03/14/2013

An AR-15 is seen for sale on the wall at the National Armory gun store on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Moms Convene In Washington To Support Assault Weapons Ban

A group of Bay Area moms was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning lobbying Congress in support of the Sen. Feinstein authored assault-weapons ban.

03/13/2013

An AR-15 is seen for sale on the wall at the National Armory gun store on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Debated In Emotional Committee Hearing

Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new assault weapons ban at an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, where a father of a victim from the Sandy Hook tragedy testified.

02/27/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gun Rights Advocates Gather Outside Senator Feinstein’s SF Office

A handful of guns rights supporters gathered in front of California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office to protest her proposed assault weapons ban. Meanwhile she faces an uphill battle on Capitol Hill to push her assault weapons ban through a senate judiciary committee.

01/30/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Calls NRA ‘An Institution Of Gun Manufacturers’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s largest gun-rights group.

01/28/2013

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