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Court: California Concealed Weapons Rules Violate 2nd Amendment

A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

02/13/2014

Image from a video which purports to show a plastic, 3D-printed gun firing a round. (DefCad.org)

California May Soon Regulate Homemade Guns

A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.

01/13/2014

Drugs, cash and an assault weapon were recovered after a raid on a Vallejo home. (Solano County Sheriff)

Drugs, Cash And Guns Recovered In Raid On Vallejo Home

Drugs, cash and an assault weapon were seized and two men were arrested at a home in Vallejo on Monday by the Solano County Sheriff’s Enforcement Team.

10/30/2013

May Day Activists Mark International Worker's Day In California

Oakland City Council Considering Ban On ‘Destructive Items’ During Protests

A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches, shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other potentially destructive items at protests will be considered by the Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.

07/29/2013

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2 Novato Teens Arrested After Weapons Found In Car

Novato police arrested two teenage boys after weapons were found in their car during a traffic stop on Monday night, a police sergeant said.

07/16/2013

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5 Arrests, Weapons Seized In Contra Costa County Raid

Contra Costa County authorities said a police raid led to one of the county’s biggest weapons seizures in years. Officials said Thursday that officers seized 56 guns, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and an unspecified amount of methamphetamine for sale at a Bay Point home.

06/27/2013

Guns sit in a box that were surrendered during a gun buy back program.

Contra Costa To Fund Countywide Gun Buyback

MARTINEZ (KCBS) – Authorities have launched a fundraising effort to pay for the first countywide gun buyback in Contra Costa planned for later this summer, the District Attorney’s Office said Friday. “If we did five […]

06/07/2013

SWAT officers serve a high-risk warrant in Oakland, April 24, 2013. (Credit: @adriansantos007)

Police, FBI Make Arrests In East Bay Drug And Weapons Sweep

A massive raid in which about 300 law enforcement officers targeted a gang operating out of the Acorn housing project in West Oakland resulted in the arrest of five suspects on gun and drug charges.

04/25/2013

Weapons surrendered during a gun buyback program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate OKs Spending $24M For Gun Seizures

State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.

04/22/2013

The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Instagram Helps In Arrest Of SF Gang Members

The San Francisco Police Department is increasingly using social media and online resources to help solve cases.

04/10/2013

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