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A federal judge in San Diego has ordered the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to allow the Crossroads of the West Gun Show to continue after the fair board suspended the events there last year.
A survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida joined a group of California students to lobby for gun control at the state Capitol on Wednesday.
(CN) – California lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to allow judges to restrict someone’s access to guns if they pose a danger to themselves or others, despite concerns from community groups that the bill may violate civil rights.
This week, SB 61, SB 172, and SB 376 all authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. The three bills further establish Portantino’s leadership as one of California’s strongest sensible gun control advocates. His efforts over the past decade have signiﬁcantly improved California’s gun control efforts and have enhance public safety in neighborhoods and main streets across our state.
On the five-year anniversary of the tragic Isla Vista shooting, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 55, which would restrict gun ownership among Californians with repeated convictions of certain alcohol offenses, passed off the Senate floor today on a 26 to 10 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly. Senate Bill 55is based on research by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), which found an increased risk of future gun violence among firearm owners with certain alcohol-related convictions.
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.
Gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City will officially be banned starting on January 1, 2020.
According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check, over 900,000 firearms were sold in California in 2017. While the overwhelming majority of these firearms involved no illegality, there is growing evidence that America’s gun violence epidemic is driven by the sheer volume and availability of guns. Given this fact, the question before us is whether the state of California should provide another venue for more gun purchases.
A trio of gun safety safety bills proposed by local State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) cleared the Senate Public Safety Commitee April 1.
Tracked legislation LEAP Forward has scored over the last 24 hours
An act to add Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 1569.280) to Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 17060, 25100, 25105, 25200, 26835, 29805, and 31700 of, and to add Sections 27881, 27882, and 27883 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
An act to amend Section 32000 of the Penal Code, relating to unsafe handguns.
An act to amend Sections 18150, 18170, and 18190 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
An act to add Section 4158 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agricultural districts.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that imposes an excise tax on the sales of handguns and semiautomatic rifles and would require the revenue collected from that tax to be used to fund grants through the CalVIP program.