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California Democrats Advance Wide-Ranging Gun Control Bills

As dozens of supporters and opponents packed the committee room, Democrats in the state Senate began to use their majority to advance a group of seven bills that would further tighten California’s strict gun laws.

04/16/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Blames NRA, Gun Makers For Derailing Assault Weapons Ban

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is blaming the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers for the reluctance among many of her colleagues to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

04/03/2013

A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Committee Considers Berkeley Lawmaker’s Ammunition Bill

The Assembly Committee on Public Safety was tasked with considering a proposal to require ammunition vendors to be authorized dealers and to get identification from buyers. A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.

04/02/2013

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)

Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Debated In Emotional Committee Hearing

Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new assault weapons ban at an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, where a father of a victim from the Sandy Hook tragedy testified.

02/27/2013

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California Democrats Push For Strictest Gun Laws In Nation

Democrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms.

02/07/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Democrats Reintroduce Assault Weapon Ban

Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

01/24/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Conn. Senators Set To Propose Assault Weapons Ban

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are joining forces with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other key senators, proposing a retooled federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting.

01/23/2013

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New Urgency For Security Measures Planned At Lafayette Schools

Lafayette schools have begun installing new locks on all classroom doors in the district an effort to protect students from a tragedy like the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School…

01/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Reacts Favorably To President Obama’s Plan To Curb Gun Violence

A CBS 5 poll of Bay Area residents – taken shortly after the president released his plan – showed significant support for background checks (76%), an assault weapons ban (71%), and ammunition limits (67%).

01/16/2013

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Jonestown Massacre Survivor Speier Named To Gun Control Task Force

A Bay Area lawmaker who survived a massacre was appointed Friday to the Congressional task force on gun control created in response to the Connecticut elementary school killings.

01/04/2013

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