A Santa Clara engineer charged with threatening a state lawmaker over a firearms bill pleaded no contest Monday to seven felony and three misdemeanor charges.
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.
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.
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.
A Santa Clara man pleaded not guilty Thursday to possessing assault rifles, explosives and bomb-making materials and to threatening a public official in a dispute over gun control.
A Santa Clara man was charged Friday with possessing assault weapons, explosives and bomb-making materials after the California Highway Patrol tracked an emailed death threat to Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.
State Sen. Leland Yee said Thursday that a death threat against him that led to the arrest of a Santa Clara County man will not deter him from moving forward with gun control proposals in the Legislature.
A threat to California State Senator Leland Yee has led to the arrest of a Santa Clara man and the confiscation of explosive materials and a loaded handgun, KPIX 5 has confirmed.
A gun show drew a record crowd over the weekend in Daly City.
In the wake of the second deadliest massacre in U.S. history, a state senator from the Bay Area will reintroduce a bill that will plug what he calls a major loophole in California’s assault weapons ban.