Half of all Californians believe it is more important to control gun ownership than it is to protect the rights of American citizens to own guns, according to a KPIX-TV poll released Thursday.
An overflow crowd at Vallejo City Hall Wednesday night debated the future of gun rights in America at a town hall style meeting called by the North Bay Congressman leading the House effort on gun control legislation.
A bill that would ban the public display of rifles and shotguns in most California cities and towns is on its way to the governor over stiff objections from numerous lawmakers.
Open carry gun activists gathered outside of Concord’s Sunvalley Shopping Center Wednesday night in response to an incident a week ago in which police stopped two people carrying unloaded guns as they walked outside a mall restaurant.
The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police.
California lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made it illegal to carry unloaded guns in public. The Senate narrowly approved the measure Tuesday, but it failed in the Assembly.