gun control http://kvpr.org en Senate Dems Seek to Tighten California Gun Laws http://kvpr.org/post/senate-dems-seek-tighten-california-gun-laws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The California State Senate’s Democratic leadership is rolling out a package of 10 measures it says will help reduce gun violence.</span></p><p>Lawmakers want to eliminate what they call loopholes in the state’s current laws.&nbsp; For example, California currently bans the sale or manufacture of ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds.&nbsp; A bill by Senator Loni Hancock would ban the possession of them as well.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:57:46 +0000 Ben Adler 10491 at http://kvpr.org Senate Dems Seek to Tighten California Gun Laws California Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Gun Violence http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-hold-hearing-gun-violence <p></p><div><p>California lawmakers say they will seek consensus as they look for ways to reduce gun violence. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, they heard from gun rights advocates, law enforcement, and gun violence prevention experts at a joint legislative hearing.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers had a chance to hold the kinds of guns and ammunition used in recent mass shootings. They saw how easy it can be to change a gun magazine.</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:57:14 +0000 Amy Quinton 10080 at http://kvpr.org California Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Gun Violence California Legislation Would Require Permit for Ammo Purchase http://kvpr.org/post/california-legislation-would-require-permit-ammo-purchase <p></p><p>A California state Senator plans to introduce legislation that would require anyone purchasing gun ammunition to first obtain a permit and pass a background check.</p><p>Democratic Senator Kevin de Leon is authoring the bill in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. He says he has no intention of stopping law abiding citizens from purchasing ammunition.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:21:11 +0000 Amy Quinton 8337 at http://kvpr.org California Legislation Would Require Permit for Ammo Purchase Brown Signs Limited Ban On Open Carry of Rifles http://kvpr.org/post/brown-signs-limited-ban-open-carry-rifles <p>It will soon be a crime to publicly carry an unloaded rifle in California cities. Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that makes it a misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail or a $1,000 fine.</p><p>Carrying loaded firearms in public is already against the law.</p><p>Democratic Assembly member Anthony Portantino says he authored the bill after gun advocates began showing up in restaurants and public places carrying unloaded long guns.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 21:56:29 +0000 Amy Quinton 4755 at http://kvpr.org Brown Signs Limited Ban On Open Carry of Rifles