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California Gun Laws Still Don’t Work

From Reason:

California has the gun laws that restrictionists say they want. Universal background checks? Yes, indeed. “Assault weapon” ban? Through tighter and tighter iterations, you bet. Registration? Uh huh. Red flag law to strip guns from the hands of maybe, potentially dangerous people? For several years now, and toughened just last month.
These are dream laws for anti-gunners around the country, and yet they didn’t stop Nathaniel Berhow from murdering two people and injuring three others before shooting himself at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, earlier this month. Instead of being stymied by legal restrictions, the killer worked around them.

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Researcher Tracked Gun Buyers For 12 Years

From The Truth About Guns:

These researchers — including noted anti-gun rights UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program director Garen Wintemute — used Dealer Records of Sales to identify 160,619 lawful gun owners. They then tracked these individuals, including where they lived, for the period of 2001-2013.

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San Francisco Backs Down After NRA Sues

From NRA-ILA:

Late last week, rather than await “instruction” from a court, San Francisco Mayor London Breed backed down.  In a formal memorandum to City officials, she declared that “no [municipal] department will take steps to restrict any contractor from doing business with the NRA or to restrict City contracting opportunities for any business that has any relationship with the NRA.” 

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NRA Sues San Francisco Over First Amendment

From Townhall.com:

The gun rights group argues in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that the city and county of San Francisco as well as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors infringed on the NRA’s free speech rights and is trying to blacklist those associated with the group.

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Anti-gunners Betrayed By Facial Expressions

From Buzzfeed:

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Lawmakers Continue To Go After Banks

From Forbes:

State legislatures, however, are finding ways to pressure banks.  Recently,  California Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution to urge  “banks that have open demand accounts with the state to evaluate their relationships with gun manufacturers and adopt lending practices that protect citizens before profits.”  The resolution states the California has “demand accounts with six banks that concurrently lend to gun manufacturers, which are Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank MUFG, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo & Co.”  According to Kamlager-Dove, “California has more gun laws than any other state in the union.”  Hence, instead of proposing new laws, Kamlager-Dove’s resolution “intends to affect the proliferation of guns by urging six nationally chartered banks to curtail their relationships with gun manufacturers. If major banks refuse to extend credit to gun manufacturers, borrowing costs for gun manufacturers would likely increase, which could reduce industry investment in additional capacity or new business lines.” Moreover, “such a result could reduce the proliferation of guns not only in California, but also across state lines.”

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Mass Shooting Prevented Despite Red Flag Law

From Bearing Arms:

Yet it seems a hotel worker in California appears to have been stopped in his plan to carry out a workplace shooting, and a red flag law doesn’t appear to have been used.

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CA Background Check For Ammo Challenged

From Reason:

California’s new statewide law requiring background checks to purchase ammunition is facing a legal challenge supported by the California Rifle and Pistol Association. Among other complaints, the suit says the law, which went into effect last month, violates Californians’ Second Amendment rights.

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Nevada Under Attack After Gilroy Shooting

From Bearing Arms:

But the man bought the rifle legally in Nevada. And so the shooting will no doubt focus a spotlight on Nevada’s gun laws, some of which are among the nation’s least restrictive.

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Judge: Semi Auto Rifles Are The Same As M-16s

From Guns.com:

The order, in a case brought by several gun owners in 2017 seeking to declare California’s “assault weapon” ban unconstitutional, saw U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton side with the state’s point of view. Staton, extensively citing briefs in the case from anti-gun groups such as the Brady Center, Everytown and Giffords, found that semi-autos banned either by name or cosmetic features such as collapsible stocks or muzzle brakes were basically military-grade hardware.

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California City With Most Carry Permits Has Least Homicides

From Bearing Arms:

New data out of California provides more evidence that the presence of legal gun owners and lawful gun carries doesn’t increase crime.  The Fresno Bee recently reported that Fresno County has the highest number of concealed carry licensees in the state, followed by Orange County.  If “more guns equals more crime”, then more people carrying guns should lead to more crime as well, and yet both Fresno and Orange County have lower homicide rates than Los Angeles County, home to more than 10-million residents but just 424 concealed carry licensees.

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California Town Becomes 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

From Bearing Arms:

When you think of “Needles, California” these days, your first thought is probably of the syringe-strewn streets of San Francisco, not the small town on the California-Arizona border. Needles actually made some news recently, though, thanks to the decision by city leaders to declare their home a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary.” As it turns out, Needles is having a hard time competing with its Arizona neighbors like Fort Mojave, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City when it comes to things like tax revenues from retail. Not surprisingly, Arizona gun owners would rather shop in Arizona (a constitutional carry state that also recognizes every other state’s concealed handgun licenses) instead of California, where Arizonans can’t legally carry a firearm. But gun owners in Needles are also being harmed by California’s gun laws.

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CA Bullet Control Faces Legal Challenge

From Guns.com:

With reported widespread glitches and bugs in California’s new bullet control plan, Second Amendment groups are promising to soon see the state in court. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, which among other tenets requires a background check on every ammunition sale in California, kicked fully into effect this week and in many cases left a bad taste in the mouths of would-be ammo buyers.
The Associated Press reported long lines at gun stores and confusion about the new regulations along with delays and frustration. One gun owner documented his experience being denied the opportunity to attempt a check even though he had a current California driver’s license and U.S. passport. Such problems, say gun advocates, cues up the new law for a legal challenge.

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California Law Banning Under 21 Gun Owners Challenged In Court

From Bearing Arms:

Second Amendment right groups sued the state of California Monday over the new law banning the sale of firearms to people under the age of 21.

“Once individuals turn eighteen, they are adults in the eyes of the law,” said John W. Dillon, the Carlsbad attorney representing the groups, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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California Bans Lead Ammo For Hunting

From The Truth About Guns:

As a reminder to anyone hunting in California this year, the state’s full lead ammunition ban will take effect July 1. California’s lead ammo ban, which was officially signed as a new law in 2013, required the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to gradually build up to a full prohibition.

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