Jus’ in time for your Independence Day weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown scribbled his signature onto six more gun-control measures making them law, while vetoing five others.
One of the new laws includes ammunition purchasers undergo a background check and registered to a statewide database. He also signed into law banning the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with ‘bullet buttons’ allowing the ammunition magazines to be easily detached and replaced, a ban on possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and the loaning of guns to non-family members of guns without a background check.
He also vetoed five other measures, including an expansion of the use of restraining orders to take guns from people deemed to be dangerous. He also nixed a bill that clarified that theft of a firearm is grand theft and is punishable as a felony, another that would have required those who make guns at home to register get a state-registered serial number so the weapons could be tracked, the requirement that stolen or lost guns to be reported within five days and one limiting Californians to buying only one rifle or shotgun per month.
And like a good little Progressive, the ‘Moonbeam’ signed the gun bills ahead of a European vacation and will be out of the country through August 1.