California Already Has Some Of Strictest Gun Rules In Country. Lawmakers Want To Go Further.
Following the mass shooting in Florida, gun control has returned to the spotlight.
Capital Public Radio:
California Lawmakers Eye New Gun Bills After Parkland Shooting
As students across the country prepare to walk out of class to protest for tighter restrictions on firearms, California lawmakers and policy advocates are preparing their own responses after the Parkland shooting. Bills introduced or being considered in the Assembly would tackle a variety of gun control issues, from raising the minimum purchase age for all firearms to 21-years-old to making it easier to rapidly issue gun violence restraining orders. (Bradford, 3/13)
San Jose Mercury News:
Grenade Launchers, Guns Seized Through California Program
State officials announced Tuesday the recovery of an array of illegally owned weapons — including three grenade launchers — under a one-of-a-kind California program that’s gained more attention in recent months amid a wave of mass shootings across the country. (Salonga, 3/13)