California lives up to its reputation characterized by strict gun laws with the introduction of even more bills.
California lawmakers on Monday proposed 10 new gun control bills to the state's nation-leading gun restrictions in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida.
The proposals to be considered later this spring include expanding the definition of assault rifles; expanding gun violence restraining orders; letting individuals block themselves from buying guns; and cracking down on homemade "ghost guns"...
..."Once again you have politicians attempting to capitalize on yet another tragedy," Firearms Policy Coalition spokesman Craig DeLuz said in an email. Instead of concentrating on protecting school children, he said elected officials are targeting law-abiding gun owners...
Among other proposals:
— Law enforcement agencies would have to put information on recovered firearms into a state database under a bill by Quirk.
— A bill by Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland would allow individuals to add themselves to the state's "do not sell" list if they feel they might be a danger to themselves or others.
— The state would require background checks for anyone buying a key part that is used to assemble an assault weapon at home under a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gipson of Carson.
— Public agencies hosting gun buy-backs would be barred from issuing gift cards from retailers who sell guns under a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego.
— Assemblyman Evan Low of Silicon Valley has two bills. One would remove firearms from those who have been hospitalized for suicide prevention twice in one year. The second would require law enforcement to send bullet casings to a central registry where they might be linked to firearms or other crime scenes.
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