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California Tightens Restrictions On Handguns

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California, July 19 (Reuters) - California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be alt...

California Rampage Shows Gaps In Mental Health Law

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that a...

California Challenges Concealed Weapons Ruling

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal court decision that overturned San Diego County's concealed w...

This State Stood Up For Transgender Kids, Immigrants & Workers

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

2013 was a big year for the rights of immigrants, workers, women and children in California. The most populous state in the nation, led by Gov. Jerry ...

Anti-Gun Group Says Brown Has 'Blood On His Hands'

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership re...

Washington Navy Yard Shooting Exposes a Failing System of Gun Safety

Kaile Shilling | Posted 11.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

Every time there is an incident of gun violence, we are told that it is the fault of an individual. This is a distraction that keeps us from examining a failing system.

Crime-Plagued City Pushes Back Against State Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

California's violence-plagued Oakland is determined to take a more active role in curbing crime, but local officials will first need the governor's ap...

State Senate Passes Aggressive Gun Storage Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

California's state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would make storing a firearm where it is accessible to a child a misdemeanor in the state. L...

Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Doug Saunders | Posted 07.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Bringing together district attorneys and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened a working group ...

LA's Major Strike Against Gun Lobby

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 07.04.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ban the possession of ammunition clips that carry more than 10 rounds, closing what they called a loophol...

California's Gun Control Revolution?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.07.2013 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the California State Senate passed the first in a spate of 30 gun control bills authored in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which, t...

California Gun Owners Find A Loophole

The Sacramento Bee | Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese | Posted 05.03.2013 | San Francisco

RENO -- They stood in the crisp morning air clutching Red Bulls and bearing arms: Bushmaster rifles poking from backpacks, HK pistols nestled in cases...

CALIFORNIA CRACKDOWN: Lawmakers Seek Eyebrow-Raising Gun Laws

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 02.07.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even...

WHOA. Sacramento Lawmakers Actually Agree On This Controversial Issue

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 04.01.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- During a three-hour hearing Tuesday that was designed to provide baseline information for difficult debates on gun violence-related legi...

California Lawmakers Target Gun Laws

Ventura County Star | Stephanie Hoops | Posted 03.08.2013 | San Francisco

Responding to calls for change in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., California lawmakers have begun ...

Open Carry Banned In California

Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles

By SHEILA V KUMAR, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the fifth state to prohibit openly carrying handguns in publi...