California Pushing for Increased Gun Control Laws

The ‘Safety for All’ ballot initiative is gaining national attention from supporters of gun control. As a result, proponents of the measure have raised $3.8 million compared to less than half a million raised by opponents. Among those financially supporting the measure is the California Democratic Party which has contributed over $1 million and $400,000 from Facebook President Sean Parker.

Proposition 63 would ban possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines and require a stricter background check for buying bullets. Also, the measure would make it harder for felons to obtain firearms and create strict reporting requirements for reporting lost or stolen guns.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is leading the campaign to pass Proposition 63 that would add strength to the recent gun control measures adopted by the California legislature in June.

Tougher controls on high-capacity ammunition magazines

In the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack in December 2015 California has enacted what many consider the toughest gun control laws in the country. While gun control advocates have not been able to gain an outright ban on assault rifles they were successful in limiting the number of bullets that a gun magazine can hold. The new law prohibits possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds and mandates the owners of high capacity magazine turn them in. 

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