Posts Tagged: ammunition
A gunsmith works on a 300 Blackout AR rifle in a Placerville gun shop.(Photo: SvetlanaSF, via Shutterstock)
California may well have the toughest gun laws in the country, but criminals still get automatic weapons and everyday people still head to the gun store in times of trouble. And the pandemic with its parade of woes has motivated thousands of first-time gun buyers. It turns out, while some Californians hoarded toilet paper and hand sanitizer, others bulked up on firepower.
An unloaded gun, with ammunition. (Photo: Sundry Photography, via Shutterstock)
Under a new law barely a month old, California is the nation’s first state to require point-of-sale background checks for ammunition sales. But pieces of the voter-approved statute already are under fire in the courts.
A political rally during the spring in Santa Monica. (Photo: Joseph Sohm)
It’s all over and, with a few exceptions, it will stay that way for two more years. But like any other public event, ranging from bridge tournaments to the Super Bowl, there were winners and losers. Here’s our take on who came out winners and who lost in the 2016 general election.
Gov. Jerry Brown, acting before a weekend deadline on an array of major gun bills, signed into law measures to ban lead in ammunition and require tougher screening to keep weapons from the hands of the mentally ill.
The Democratic governor signed 11 of the gun bills on his desk, including a ban on lead