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.
The Sunnyvale city council has voted to put a gun safety measure on the November ballot that would prohibit the sale of weapons holding more than 10 rounds.
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 high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved—and disable it remotely.
When a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut late last year, it sent a shudder and a flashback through the people of Stockton.
A public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California’s existing gun regulations in favor of something one city councilwoman suggested is better suited for violence-plagued Oakland.
Staples has become the first big-box retailer to start selling 3-D printers despite concerns they can be used to print a working gun.
Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, agents for the California Department of Justice have ramped up seizures of guns from people who have lost the right to carry firearms, particularly those who are mentally disturbed.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding the ability of state agents to seize firearms from nearly 20,000 Californians who are not allowed to have them.
A first-of-its-kind conference in Redwood City on Monday sought to address school shootings and looks for solutions in how to prevent them.