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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.