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San Francisco Gun Buyback on Thursday

August 7, 2013 | 10:30 am

San Francisco Gun Buyback on Thursday

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — San Francisco city officials are holding a gun buyback event in the Mission District on Thursday to try to reduce the potential for violence in the neighborhood. Supervisor David Campos, who represents the Mission District, is joining Mayor Ed Lee and community partners to organize the event, scheduled from 6-8 p.m. […]

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California Considers Creating Ammunition Registry

July 8, 2013 | 6:00 pm

California Considers Creating Ammunition Registry

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Buying a gun is pretty tough in California. It will take you 10 days to go through the background check process. More than 110 criminal or mental health conditions can make you a “prohibited person” who’s not allowed to buy guns. Handgun purchases are limited to one a month. Buying ammunition, on the other hand, […]

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Proposed California Gun Laws Aim at Safe Storage

May 21, 2013 | 5:30 am

Proposed California Gun Laws Aim at Safe Storage

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by Elaine Korry Accidental gun deaths have topped news headlines lately, with young people the most likely victims. In Sacramento, several Democratic state lawmakers are sponsoring bills to cut down on these tragic accidents, by making gun owners more accountable for how their weapons are secured. One measure would make gun owners liable for any […]

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May 13, 2013 | 12:38 pm

Watch the Trailer for ‘Fruitvale Station’ Film About Oscar Grant

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The trailer has been released for “Fruitvale Station,” the film about the last day in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot to death by BART police in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, 2009. The film debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize and the […]

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May 7, 2013 | 4:24 pm

Leland Yee to Introduce Bill Requiring Background Checks for 3-D Guns

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State Sen. Leland Yee told KQED’s Paul Lancour today that he is planning to introduce legislation to require people who manufacture guns on 3-D printers to undergo background checks. If that effort should fail, Yee said he then will attempt to have such weapons banned altogether. “What I’m looking at right now is to ensure […]

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Feinstein Furious as Senate Blocks Tighter Gun Control

April 17, 2013 | 2:39 pm

Feinstein Furious as Senate Blocks Tighter Gun Control

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is fuming about the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass new restrictions on guns. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Fire-spitting angry, Sen. Dianne Feinstein told her Senate colleagues to “show some guts” as her ban on assault weapons failed in the Senate on Wednesday in the face of relentless opposition […]

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California Democrat’s Bill Proposes Nickel-A-Bullet Tax

April 15, 2013 | 4:00 pm

California Democrat’s Bill Proposes Nickel-A-Bullet Tax

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Ammunition purchasers would need to pay a nickel-a-bullet tax, if a measure in front of California’s Assembly makes it into law. The bill, from Assembly Democrat Roger Dickinson, would raise an estimated $50 million. AB 760 is one of several measures introduced this year that increase regulation on ammunition purchases. Other bills would require either […]

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California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

April 15, 2013 | 6:30 am

California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

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If last month’s gathering of California Republicans had the feel of a postmortem, this weekend’s California Democratic convention seemed much more like a three-day end-zone dance. Speaker after speaker took to the podium to tout the party’s 2012 victories: supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, winning six House seats from Republicans, and the passage […]

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San Mateo County to Hold Gun Buyback Program Saturday

April 12, 2013 | 9:49 am

San Mateo County to Hold Gun Buyback Program Saturday

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(Bay City News) After U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) held a successful gun buyback program in San Mateo County earlier this year, she and Bay Area law enforcement leaders have planned another gun buyback for this weekend. San Mateo County residents can drop off weapons between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday at the […]

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California Program Hunts Down Illegal Gun Owners

April 5, 2013 | 5:30 am

California Program Hunts Down Illegal Gun Owners

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By Elaine Korry California has some of the most comprehensive gun control laws in the nation. It is also the only state with an active program to disarm people who own guns illegally. Since 2007, the state Department of Justice has been sending trained agents to seize registered firearms from people who have lost their […]

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