CBS San Francisco: Gun Sales Skyrocket in California Before Stricter Laws of 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown seems to be aiming for Obama’s “gun salesman of the year” title.

Via CBS San Francisco:

As the year 2016 comes to a close, gun sales are skyrocketing in California, according recent state data.

Stricter gun control kicks in for 2017 and it seems an arms rush is on.

Lawmakers passed a package of bills to strengthen California’s already tough gun laws then voters reinforced them by passing even more measures. People who own magazines that hold more than 10 rounds will be required to give them up starting Jan. 1. Buyers must undergo a background check before purchasing ammunition and will be barred from buying new weapons that have a device known as a bullet button.

More than double the amount of semi-automatic rifles have been sold this month compared to last year at the same time.

Over all, nearly one million guns were purchased in the state this year.

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