California bans guns for domestic violence offenders. It bans them for people deemed a danger to others or themselves. There is a ban on large-capacity magazines, and a ban on noise-muffling silencers. Semiautomatic guns of the sort colloquially known as “assault weapons” are, famously, banned. More than 100 gun laws — the most of any state — are on the books in California. They have saved lives, policymakers say: Californians have among the lowest rates of gun death in the United States. Yet this month, those laws failed to stop the massacres of at least 19 people in back-to-back mass shootings.
The tragedies in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay have confounded Americans who regard California as a best-case bastion of gun safety in a nation awash with firearms. Inside the state, gun rights proponents say the shootings show that California’s strategy is a failure. Gun safety groups, meanwhile, have already begun mobilizing for more laws and better enforcement. As details emerge in the investigations, numerous shortcomings have been highlighted, even with California’s voluminous law.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/29/us/c ... tings.htmlBut Jesse Gabriel, a Los Angeles-area Democrat in the state Assembly who co-chairs a legislative working group on gun violence prevention, said the group has already moved up its February meeting to discuss new legislation. Proposals include a state excise tax on ammunition and guns, a measure to add three years to an existing ban on gun ownership for people who have had domestic violence orders filed against them, a proposal to make the possession of an unregistered “ghost” gun a felony and a bill to let people suffering a mental health crisis put their own names on a “do not sell” list. A campaign to expand awareness of gun violence restraining orders also is underway.
Also in the pipeline, he added, is a bill to align the state’s laws on permits to carry concealed weapons in public with a sweeping June Supreme Court ruling that upended gun control laws in at least a half-dozen states, including California. Applauded by gun rights groups, the decision has unleashed a barrage of court challenges to California gun laws, including the bans on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines that are pending now before Judge Benitez. Rob Bonta, the California attorney general, said the concealed carry revision is essential, as are tighter gun regulations. “Is there something new that hasn’t been done?” Mr. Bonta said. “That’s what we’re asking ourselves.”
An earlier WaPo article "A leader in gun control efforts, California confronts its limits"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... -gun-laws/
Reload "California’s Gun Death Rate Isn’t as Impressive as California Governor Newsom Implies"
https://thereload.com/analysis-californ ... exclusive/
Newsom and Democrats in the CA Legislature have tunnel vision, their only answer to violence is more gun laws. Get rid of evil guns and peace and tranquility will return to California, just like a feel good Disney movie.