Fully automatic machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, grenades, rocket launchers and tear gas: All are deemed so destructive by the state of California that you need a special permit to possess or sell them.
A California lawmaker withdrew a bill that would have shielded the personal information of concealed carry permit holders after a gun rights group, the Calguns Foundation, pushed back, saying it needs the access to the data in order to monitor whether permits are issued legally and equitably.
A Sacramento, California, federal judge denied Tracy Rifle and Pistol owner Michael Baryla’s request for a preliminary injunction so that he could continue advertising handguns on the outside of his store. But Baryla said he would find a way to cover up the ads until the case is decided.
The recovery of the gun purportedly used in a fatal shooting on San Francisco’s Embarcadero has dredged up a debate over a persistent problem: the theft of guns from law enforcement vehicles.
State Auditor Elaine Howle said California’s failure to confiscate firearms from people with serious mental illnesses who are prohibited from owning guns is creating a risk to public safety.
In spite of pushback from gun owners and hunters, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say its plan to eliminate the use of lead ammunition over the next four years won’t cost the state millions in revenue.
In most states, giving a gun to a family member such as a son or granddaughter is easier than giving him or her a car. Such transfers are among the le
With the courtroom arguments in two of the biggest gun-related lawsuits in the country complete, attention turns to the 11 federal judges who will rule on them.
During oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, judges grilled attorneys on whether a gun owner’s claim of self-defense is enough to satisfy the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permits in California.
There are more than 16,000 Californians whose requests to carry a concealed gun in public are in limbo, pending a final decision in a landmark lawsuit, Peruta v. San Diego County.