A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
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.
Reveal recently identified some of the hundreds of assault weapon parts available on eBay despite its policy prohibiting their sale. A review of the company website found that the parts have been removed, sold or reposted.
Security guards on the big and small screens constantly flout their patrols and sleep on the job. But in reality, it’s one of the country’s most dangerous professions, with guards at a higher risk of violent injury on the job than police.
Craigslist has a policy plainly prohibiting the buying or selling of any guns, gun parts or ammunition. But many ads on the site seek to sell or trade
Cal Force Security has voluntarily surrendered its license. But in its wake, the company left a trail of violent encounters that led to few, if any, consequences, according to readily available public reports.
While firearms training is meant to keep both the police and the public safe, it actually poses a hazard to the officers themselves. For over a year, The Seattle Times has been investigating how people shooting at dirty gun ranges across the U.S. have suffered health problems from lead poisoning.
In this episode of Reveal, we investigate why minorities and kids with special needs face criminal charges for acting out in school; we uncover how police are poisoned on the job, and trace how people are building assault weapons from parts they buy online; and we gain insight into an elusive character fighting the death penalty in the most high profile of ways.
Reveal reporter Matt Drange has been looking at how easy it’s been for sellers to list assault weapon parts on eBay and decided to see if he could get his hands on some using the site. He tells us what happened when he tried to order these parts online, and we find out how criminals are building their own untraceable “ghost guns.”
Tracy Rifle and Pistol owner Michael Baryla is suing the state of California over a 1923 law that prohibits gun stores from advertising handguns in any way that can be seen from outside the store.
Dozens of gun battles are being fought in California courts right now. Many involve the Southern California law firm led by Chuck Michel, whom some opponents have called the “NRA’s star litigator.”