More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
A man known as “Dr. Death” has been arrested and indicted on charges of illegally making guns.
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to consider more than a dozen bills that supporters and opponents alike agree would impose the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership if he signs the entire legislative package into law.
Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies accused of illegally selling dozens of weapons, some of which authorities say fell into the hands of criminals.