California Democrats Advance Wide-Ranging Gun Control BillsAs 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.
Sen. Feinstein Blames NRA, Gun Makers For Derailing Assault Weapons BanU.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.
Phil Matier: Committee Considers Berkeley Lawmaker's Ammunition BillThe 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.
Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Debated In Emotional Committee HearingSenator 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.
California Democrats Push For Strictest Gun Laws In NationDemocrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms.
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.
Feinstein, Conn. Senators Set To Propose Assault Weapons BanConnecticut'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.
New Urgency For Security Measures Planned At Lafayette SchoolsLafayette 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...
Bay Area Reacts Favorably To President Obama's Plan To Curb Gun ViolenceA 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%).
Jonestown Massacre Survivor Speier Named To Gun Control Task ForceA 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.
Feinstein Says NRA All Wrong About Preventing School ShootingsCalifornia's senior U.S. Senator is one of many local lawmakers who denounced the National Rifle Association's call for armed police officers in every school on Friday.
Calif. State Senate Leader Seeks Mental Health Focus After Connecticut ShootingWhile much of the political debate nationally and here in the Bay Area is centering on gun control following last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the head of California’s State Senate wants the focus to shift towards mental health.
Gov. Brown Calls For Friday Moment Of Silence For Newtown VictimsCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for a statewide moment of silence on Friday to honor the victims of last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods Pull Guns From Shelves In Response To CT MassacreFour days after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., two major retailers have announced that they are pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off store shelves.