Gun Control Laws In California

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Do gun control laws work and are there better ways to reduce violence in the state ? New figures from the nation’s most populous state, which also happens to have the nation’s toughest statewide gun laws, suggest they do.
California passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths across the state have declined by more than half, according to a new study by a California-based nonprofit research group.
Gun violence across California dropped 56% from 5,500 gun deaths in 1993 to 2,935 in 2010, according to the study, which took into account California’s expanded population from about 30 to 37 million people over the same period.
Among all 50 states, California has perhaps the strongest gun control laws. “California
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Taken together, the new laws will add a host of restrictions for California’s more than 6 million gun owners, from where you buy your ammunition to how you store your guns and who can borrow them.
Some of the new restrictions take effect at the start of 2017. Others are staggered over the next two years. (
Governor Brown signed 5 gun control laws on Friday morning, July 1st (Independence Weekend).The following were the 5 bills passed. One of the most heated topics within the new legislation is the redefining of assualt weapons. Gun owners or citizens looking to defend themselves are left wondering what is happening and what does it mean for me ? (
Starting in 2017 California AR-15’S will have to conform to the following. Removable magizines Since 2007, Californias AR and AK owners have been able to use a bullet button to avoid the classification of “assault weapon.” Since the bullet button required a tool to drop the magazine, it did not qualify as a “removable magazine.” Instead it was considered to be a “fixed magazine.” Since the rifle had a “fixed magazine” it was not an assault weapon. Since bullet buttons don’t require the disassembly of the firearm even a rifle with a bullet button installed is now an “assault weapon.” Rifle owners have used the bullet button as a loophole to comply with previous legislation Basically and the government has just closed that
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