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Armed Santa in Chico

Butte County Billboard Showing Gun-Toting Santa Draws Controversy

A billboard showing Santa Claus carrying an automatic rifle is drawing controversy in Chico.

6 hours ago

Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

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Santa Cruz Officers Using ‘Smart Guns’ To Track When Weapons Unholstered, Fired

One procedure that failed in Ferguson was Officer Wilson’s attempt to call for backup. His radio was switched to the wrong channel. But a remarkable technology in California sets help in motion the moment a gun is drawn.

12/01/2014

An AR-15 is seen for sale on the wall at the National Armory gun store on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sunnyvale’s Ban On Large Ammunition Magazines Goes Before 9th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals

A group of Sunnyvale gun owners – backed by the National Rifle Association – are set to urge the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to invalidate a law banning gun owners from holding large amounts of ammunition.

11/17/2014

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Court Ruling Paves Way For More Concealed Weapons Permits In California

Gun rights advocates in California are cheering a court ruling that could allow more people to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Advocates estimate two million more Californians could soon get the permits.

11/13/2014

A man buys a gun, as his son waits for him at the Gun Gallery in Glendale, California. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Gun Stores Sue Over Law Prohibiting Store Window Displays

Four Northern California gun stores are challenging a state law barring handgun advertisements on windows or other places where they would be visible to the public.

11/11/2014

Peter Liu (City of Oakland)

Gun-Toting, Foul-Mouthed Fringe Candidate Gets Votes In Oakland Mayoral Race

One of the 15 candidates in the Oakland mayor’s race, who gained some notoriety after he was featured in a TV segment by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, managed to glean a few hundred votes despite his views which include the Internet being a tool for masturbation and using horses as a form of alternative urban transportation.

11/05/2014

Pacific Rod & Gun Club

San Francisco Gun Club Gets Contamination Clean-Up, But Will They Re-Sign Lease?

Following a vote this week by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, work could begin next spring to remove the lead contamination around the Pacific Rod and Gun Club at Lake Merced, but their lease expires in December.

10/29/2014

An Airsoft pistol (top) is placed alongside a pistol used by Richmond Police. (CBS)

Marin County DA Asks State Legislature To Strengthen Laws For Altered Replica Weapons

Marin County’s district attorney said he wants the state to strengthen laws that address people who disguise replica guns and rifles to look like the real ones—an effort resulting from the recent confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and a 12-year-old boy.

10/29/2014

Replica Handguns Seized

Santa Cruz Student Cited For Bringing Replica Handguns To High School

A 14-year-old Santa Cruz high school student was cited Thursday for bringing two replica firearms on campus, two weeks after a middle school student bought a real loaded handgun to school.

10/25/2014

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