California lawmakers pass new semi-automatic weapons ban

SACRAMENTO Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:24pm EDT

People fire at targets at the Los Angeles gun club in Los Angeles, January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People fire at targets at the Los Angeles gun club in Los Angeles, January 23, 2013.

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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - New sales of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines would be banned in California under a bill passed by the Democratic-led state legislature on Tuesday, and those who already own such weapons would have to register them.

The measure, which passed the state Assembly 44-31 and now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature, is one of a package of gun control bills passed earlier this year by the state senate in the wake of the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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Burns0011 wrote:
The idiocy of this is not surprising. Crap like this happens in California all the time.

Sep 10, 2013 7:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:
Good law, now do the same for hand guns, limit the hand gun magazine to 7 rounds and make all gun owners register their weapons and post it on the internet. I’d like to be able to check out my grandson friends parent’s house before he visits and make sure there are no weapons in the house first. Safer for children.

Lot smarter than those folks in Iowa who granted gun permits to blind people.

Sep 10, 2013 8:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
darwilk wrote:
Welcome to California! A state that disregards the rights granted to us by our founding fathers. California is a communist state. It needs to have a huge wall built around it and labeled as such. I’m so glad I moved out of there. It’s a cesspool of ignorance and stupidity.

Sep 10, 2013 8:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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