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

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.

03/27/2014

State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco.) (CBS)

Leland Yee Crusaded For Gun Control Before Indictment On Gun Charges

Before 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.”

03/26/2014

Everett Basham

Santa Clara Man Pleads No Contest For Threat Against State Sen. Yee

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.

10/28/2013

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

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

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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

Everett Basham

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Threatening State Senator Yee

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.

02/21/2013

Everett Basham

Santa Clara Man Charged With Threatening State Senator Yee

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.

02/15/2013

State Senator Leland Yee addresses a death threat made against him. (CBS)

Senator Yee Says Death Threats Won’t Deter Gun Control Efforts

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.

02/14/2013

Everett Basham

Santa Clara Man With Bomb Jailed For Threats Against State Senator Yee

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.

02/13/2013

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