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49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony counts of possessing an illegal assault weapon in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose.

11/12/2013

Aldon Smith (Getty Images)

49ers Activate Troubled Linebacker Aldon Smith

All-Pro 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been activated to the roster from the non-football injury list, two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.

10/31/2013

Aldon Smith booking photo. (San Jose Police Dept.)

49ers’ Aldon Smith Posts Bail On Gun Charges After Rehab Stint

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was released on bail Tuesday in San Jose on three felony gun charges after turning himself in to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, a sheriff’s office spokesman said.

10/30/2013

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

Aldon Smith booking photo. (San Jose Police Dept.)

49er Aldon Smith Charged With Felony Weapons Possession

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012.

10/09/2013

A California-legal AR-15 clone (FAR-15) with a 10 round magazine. Other notable features include pinned and welded muzzle brake, forward assist, "Bullet Button", collapsible stock, and Aimpoint CompM4 (sight optic) mounted on the top rail. (Igor at work/Wikimedia Commons)

Bill To Ban ‘Bullet Button’ Awaits Gov. Brown’s Signature

A bill sitting on the governor’s desk could finally close what gun control advocates describe as a huge loophole in California’s assault weapons ban. A KPIX 5 investigation first raised the issue more than a year ago, prompting Senator Leland Yee to introduce the first version of the legislation.

10/09/2013

Surveillance images of the suspect in the fatal shooting of Muni light-rail passenger Justin Valdez on September 23, 2013. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Police Find Weapons Cache At Home Of Suspect In SFSU Student’s Death

Police said they discovered a large weapons cache at the home of a man accused of fatally shooting a San Francisco State University student earlier this week.

09/26/2013

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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

(UC Santa Cruz)

UC Santa Cruz Security Guard Arrested For Planning Robbery

A University of California, Santa Cruz security guard was arrested on suspicion of planning a large-scale robbery and possessing a cache of illegal guns and ammunition, police said.

05/30/2013

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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

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