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Gun sales spike before California law hits

  Unwilling to be locked out of the gun cabinet by Sacramento Democrats, California residents have pushed gun purchases up to record numbers, leaving latecomers to the trend in the lurch. But as the state Legislature added fresh restrictions, developments

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Gov. Brown signs 11 gun control bills, vetoes 7

Despite California's strictest gun control laws in the country, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 new gun control bills into law Friday, and vetoed seven. The gun control measures signed Friday include strict limits on magazine capacities, add more paperwork for

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Despite Colorado recall, CA Legislature passes gun control bills

SACRAMENTO — The surprising recall election of two Colorado Democratic lawmakers Tuesday for backing gun control laws was a warning shot for lawmakers across America eager for more gun control laws. Not for the Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature. More than two

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Feinstein’s assault weapons ban won’t be in Dem’s gun bill 5

March 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes Liberty loving gun rights advocates pushed politicians so hard, the assault weapons ban has been dropped from the gun control legislation in the nation’s Capitol. Either that or U.S. Senator Harry Reid is running

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Unholstering the truth about guns 28

Jan. 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes Politicians are nothing if not predictable. With every tragedy, lawmakers seize the opportunity to come up with a solution,  a rule, or another law. But often the new rules don’t quite fit the crime.

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Oakland violent crimes No. 3 in country 9

Jan. 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes A tiny blurb tucked away on page A4 of the Sunday Sacramento Bee today, told about four bloody murders in Oakland on Friday didn’t do the tragic story justice, nor give the whole picture.

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Feinstein slated to reveal gun ban legislation in Jan. 44

Jan. 7, 2013 By Katy Grimes When the 1994 federal assault weapons ban was signed into law, it was a reaction to a horrific act of violence. The resulting law regulated certain semiautomatic weapons and large ammunition magazines. The law was

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Feinstein ignores gun stats, announces bill to ban guns 20

Dec. 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes Despite a recent report by the  Federal Bureau of Investigation which found that violent crime decreased in 2011, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a summary of her legislation to ban assault weapons. Yet Feinstein said her goal

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Ignorance abounds in gun control stories 10

August 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes Within minutes of the most recent Colorado and Wisconsin massacres, breathless reporters and opportunistic lawmakers began calling for more gun control laws.  In their haste for politically correct stories, and with visions of legacy

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