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Isla Vista Aftermath: Can Legislation Prevent Mass Shootings?

May 27, 2014 | 5:58 pm

Isla Vista Aftermath: Can Legislation Prevent Mass Shootings?

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California lawmakers propose expanded restraining orders and new protocols for mental health checks.

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Amid Warning Signs, Isla Vista Killer Slipped Through System

May 26, 2014 | 1:57 pm

Amid Warning Signs, Isla Vista Killer Slipped Through System

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An April visit from sheriff’s deputies to check on Elliot Rodger did not raise any red flags.

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NRA Sues Sunnyvale Over Gun Magazine Limits

December 17, 2013 | 5:02 pm

NRA Sues Sunnyvale Over Gun Magazine Limits

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NRA officials are hoping a federal lawsuit filed against Sunnyvale could have national repercussions.

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Sunnyvale Mayor: ‘We Won’t Back Down’ in Gun Control Fight

November 12, 2013 | 10:24 am

Sunnyvale Mayor: ‘We Won’t Back Down’ in Gun Control Fight

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Town faces threat of NRA lawsuit after voters pass measure responding to last year’s Newtown massacre.

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Courts’ Failure to Follow Law Could Leave Guns in Wrong Hands

October 29, 2013 | 6:15 pm

Courts’ Failure to Follow Law Could Leave Guns in Wrong Hands

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State law aims to take guns away from potentially dangerous owners, including the mentally ill.

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Is Gun Control in Low-Crime Sunnyvale Needed or Not?

October 29, 2013 | 11:26 am

Is Gun Control in Low-Crime Sunnyvale Needed or Not?

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Advocates for Measure C want a safe environment; opponents say it will lead to legal battles with NRA.

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Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

September 13, 2013 | 4:41 pm

Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

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Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.

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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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Tough Laws Do Little to Slow California Gun Rush

May 13, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Tough Laws Do Little to Slow California Gun Rush

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UPDATE: 10:24 AM Shortly after this post went live, a reader contacted us with a good question: What’s up with gun sales in San Francisco? The number of background checks has steadily dropped in the city over the past decade, but the number of checks for both handguns and long guns fell to near zero […]

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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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