SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California Legislature is considering up to a dozen gun control bills as Democrats try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop his proposed ballot initiative.
The Senate voted Thursday to allow co-workers, mental health workers or others with concerns to seek a restraining order preventing someone from buying or possessing a gun. Senators also voted to restrict all gun purchases to one per month per person, a limit that currently applies only to handguns.
The Assembly voted to regulate ammunition sales and to ban assault rifles with bullet-buttons that allow a shooter to quickly change magazines.
Lawmakers are rushing to send gun measures to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in an effort to persuade Newsom, a fellow Democrat, to drop his competing gun-control ballot initiative.
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