Legislation comes in response to police shootings of teens carrying realistic-looking toy guns.
State law aims to take guns away from potentially dangerous owners, including the mentally ill.
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
Arnoldo Garay is coming off a bad year. Last year, when he was 16, Arnoldo said he was drinking, selling drugs and hanging out with a dangerous crowd. Then he fell into a dark depression. “It was crazy,” he said. “I tried to commit suicide.” He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Sacramento, and […]
Tange Harris found herself in the middle of a bad situation a few months ago. When she stopped by her mother’s house in East Oakland, her nephew was out front with two of his kids. Then a group of people showed up. They were there to beat up Harris’ nephew. “It was like 13 people […]
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 […]
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday called for armed guards to protect every U.S. school in the organization’s first public statement following the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Watch a video replay from NewsHour Video streaming by Ustream Read full text from the NRA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would ban the public display of rifles and shotguns in most California cities and towns was on its way to the governor after the state Assembly approved it Wednesday over strenuous objections from several lawmakers. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge, said he initiated the legislation in response to […]