In a state known for its strict gun laws, a bill to restrict concealed carry failed in the final hours of the legislative session—in part because of a key abstention by Long Beach’s outgoing assemblyman, Pat O’Donnell.
Because police don’t have their own backup process in place, there’s currently no way for most Long Beach residents to apply to carry a concealed weapon.
The Supreme Court decision struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need to get a license to carry a concealed gun in public. Several other states, including California, have similar laws.
Newsom announced today he will sign a controversial gun control law allowing people to sue anyone who distributes illegal assault weapons, parts that can be used to build weapons, guns without serial numbers, or .50 caliber rifles.
Gun makers and dealers must now block firearms sales to anyone they have “reasonable cause to believe is at substantial risk” of using a gun illegally or of harming themselves or others.
California, which already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and on marketing firearms to minors.
Responding to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, California legislators push a bill to restrict concealed carry permits. New numbers show a wide variation among counties in how many permits have been issued. But in publishing the data, the state Department of Justice exposed personal information of permit holders.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday pledged to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state, citing the same authority claimed by conservative lawmakers in Texas to outlaw most abortions once a heartbeat is detected.
A federal judge Friday overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law after it was twice vetoed by his predecessor, Jerry Brown.