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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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Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

April 2, 2013 | 3:47 pm

Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

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California already boasts some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation: assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans in addition to mandatory 10-day waiting periods, gun purchasing limits and background checks at gun shows. But as states such as New York, Colorado and Connecticut have reacted to the December 2012 Newtown shootings by passing firearms limits […]

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California Senate OKs Money for Gun-Seizure Program

March 7, 2013 | 2:56 pm

California Senate OKs Money for Gun-Seizure Program

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate would send more money to a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them. The bill authorizes $24 million for the state Department of Justice’s Armed and Prohibited Persons program, which is the only […]

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Poll: California Voters Favor Gun, Ammunition Controls

February 26, 2013 | 8:13 am

Poll: California Voters Favor Gun, Ammunition Controls

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California voters overwhelmingly favor additional controls on guns and ammunition, with women far more eager to regulate firearms than men, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 61 percent of voters say it is more important to control guns and ammunition than […]

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February 21, 2013 | 10:53 am

Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and E. Palo Alto Gun Buyback on Saturday

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(Bay City News Service) Three Peninsula cities are preparing for an anonymous gun buyback  in East Palo Alto on Saturday, police said. Police agencies from East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto are  sponsoring the gun purchase event, which will take place in the parking lot  of East Palo Alto City Hall between 10 […]

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January 30, 2013 | 8:37 am

Video: Gabrielle Giffords Makes Dramatic Appeal For Gun Control at Senate Hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, “too many children are dying” without them. “The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous, Americans are counting on you,” she told the Senate Judiciary Committee at Congress’ first […]

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January 18, 2013 | 8:51 am

A.M. Splash: AT&T Rates Have Skyrocketed; Nudists Challenge SF Ban; MoveOn Founder Meets Tea Partier; Calif. Gun Laws Cited as Model

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AT&T rates skyrocket since deregulation (SF Chronicle) In August 2006, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to allow AT&T and other companies that provided local telephone service to raise prices at will. Then-Commissioner Rachelle Chong, a Republican, credited as the driving force behind the deregulation plan, argued that growing competition from Internet phone service […]

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January 16, 2013 | 9:09 am

Video Replay: Obama Announces Gun Control Measures; Read Full Text of the Proposals

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(AP) Without waiting for Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping $500 million program to curb gun violence, setting up a fight over universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. Obama also used his presidential powers to issue 23 […]

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Obama Announces Gun Control Measures

January 16, 2013 | 8:54 am

Obama Announces Gun Control Measures

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. A month […]

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January 15, 2013 | 3:17 pm

Jon Stewart Remark Launches ‘Kumbaya Patrol’ in Marin

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You could do worse than become known as a land of love and peace, a group of Marinites decided last week. That’s after comedian Jon Stewart referred off-hand to a “Kumbaya Patrol” in Marin County. “Finally everyone from the NRA to the Marin County Kumbaya Patrol is ready to talk about gun violence, although, to […]

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