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CALI SUCKS: California Legislature Moves Major Firearm Bills Forward

A slate of firearm-related bills are making their way through the California legislature, including a ban prohibiting the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines, a bill that would make improper gun storage a crime, and a monumental lead ammo ban that would make the state the first to require nonlead ammunition for hunting by 2019.

California has long held the reputation of having the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Recently, states like New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and even Colorado have begun to challenge the Golden State’s title by passing their own gun control packages in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December. Now California legislators aim to make the state once again the nation’s toughest on guns.

According to Reuters, the state Assembly passed on Tuesday a bill that would ban the sale of all semiautomatic rifles with removable magazines. Existing firearms that fall under this distinction would have to be registered. The ban was drafted with specific language to target devices such as the “bullet button.”

The bill passed the Assembly 44-31 and will be heading to the governor’s desk after amendments are approved in the Senate.

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