Wide-Ranging Gun Control Measures Approved In California SenateDemocrats in the California Senate made another attempt Thursday to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control bills that were approved.
California State Senate Considers Sweeping Gun Control MeasuresNearly a dozen measures would significantly reshape California's gun laws, already among the strictest in the nation.
San Francisco Lawmaker Targets Assault Weapons With Proposed Ban On 'Bullet Button' GunsA San Francisco lawmaker is seeking to further expand California's ban on assault weapons by banning the so-called "bullet button."
'Bullet Button' Loophole Made San Bernardino Shooters' Assault Rifles Legal In CaliforniaAR-15 style rifles with detachable magazines are banned in California but the guns used in the massacre are legal here, because of what’s known as a “bullet button.”
Man Who Threatened To Kill State Sen. Leland Yee Faces 10 Year Sentence A man who pleaded guilty to threatening state Sen. Leland Yee last year and was found in possession of bombs and assault weapons at his Santa Clara home is facing up to 10 years in prison, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Gun Control Advocates Say Leland Yee Arrest Is A Setback Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.
Leland Yee Crusaded For Gun Control Before Indictment On Gun ChargesBefore he was arrested and indicted on numerous federal charges Wednesday, including allegations of gun running, State Sen. Leland Yee was a major advocate for gun control and pushed to ban a device called a “bullet button.”
Santa Clara Man Pleads No Contest For Threat Against State Sen. YeeA 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. Brown Vetoes Centerpiece Bill Putting New Restrictions On Gun OwnershipGov. 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.
Bill To Ban 'Bullet Button' Awaits Gov. Brown's SignatureA 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.
California Lawmakers Pass Series Of Gun Control BillsThe 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.
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Threatening State Senator YeeA 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.