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The Oakland neighborhood where police say the Burn Out Family Mafia was operating. (CBS)

Feds Indict Members Of Oakland’s ‘Burn Out Family Mafia’

A federal grand jury in Oakland recently indicted 40 reputed members and associates of the Burn Out Family Mafia gang for drug trafficking, identity theft and firearm possession charges.


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Santa Rosa Traffic Stop Yields Gang, Weapons Arrests

Santa Rosa police arrested two gang members for possession of stolen firearms during a traffic stop Wednesday night, and then found ammunition and holsters early this morning in a search of their homes.


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‘Bullet Button’ Supporters Intensify Campaign Against State Sen. Yee

California’s strict gun control laws are under fire as a result of a CBS 5 investigation. The debate over a device called a “bullet button” has the state’s top cop dodging our questions and one lawmaker receiving threats.


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Authorities Discover Illegal Weapons in Bay Point Home

Sheriff’s deputies in Contra Costa County who were investigating an alleged assault last week said they found dozens of firearms inside a Bay Point home.


The Oakland neighborhood where police say the Burn Out Family Mafia was operating. (CBS)

Dozens Arrested In Oakland Sweep Of ‘Burn Out Family Mafia’

Dozens of people have been arrested in Oakland on drug, weapons and murder charges following a sweep by local and federal authorities.


Customers look over an assortment of weapons at a gun show. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Alameda County Avoids Legal Woes, Allows Gun Shows

A years-long showdown over the right to bear arms in California’s Alameda County appears to be over now that the county has agreed to allow tightly restricted gun shows on government property.


Weapons confiscated by Oakland Police and federal agents during "Operation Gideon" (CBS)

Oakland Police, ATF Joint Undercover Operation Nets Dozens Of Arrests

An undercover operation between the Oakland Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives targeting guns and drugs has resulted in 60 suspects being charged or indicted, according to authorities.


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SF Faces $10 Million Toxic Waste Problem At Lake Merced Gun Club

Cleaning up 60 years of lead bullets and clay ducks from the shooting range on the shore of Lake Merced could cost San Francisco taxpayers as much as $10 million, city officials said.


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CBS 5 Report Inspires New Legislation To Ban ‘Bullet Button’

The debate over California’s strict gun control laws is about to heat up in Sacramento and it’s all because of what CBS 5 reported a few weeks ago.


A gun training simulator in Oakland. (CBS)

Training For California’s Armed Security Guards Raises Concerns

Security guards outnumber sworn peace officers four to one in this state according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs. But some firearms instructors are concerned about how armed guards are being trained.