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.
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.
Police said they discovered a large weapons cache at the home of a man accused of fatally shooting a San Francisco State University student earlier this week.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment Tuesday that would have allowed the sheriff’s office to sell more than 700 guns.
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.
A successful gun buyback event in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday night was the first in the U.S. to be partly-funded though a crowdsourcing non-profit.
Police were able to recover all the firearms that were stolen from the shop.
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.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against three gun accessory manufacturers, claiming they are breaking California’s gun laws.
A different-kind of gun buyback was held in Hayward on Saturday as some school children were given the chance to trade in their toy guns for a prize.