CA: Bills signed to require high-capacity mag turn-in, background checks for ammo sales

CA: Bills signed to require high-capacity mag turn-in, background checks for ammo sales

[Ed. – Bad, and worse, news.]

Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.

Brown vetoed five other bills, including requirement to register homemade firearms and report lost or stolen weapons to authorities. …

The bills angered Republicans and gun-rights advocates who say Democrats are trampling on 2nd Amendment rights, creating new restrictions that won’t cut off the flow of guns to people intent on using them for nefarious purposes. …

Lawsuits challenging the new laws are likely once they take effect next year…

Brown’s action will require people who own magazines that hold more than 10 rounds to give them up. It extends a 1999 law that made it illegal to buy a high-capacity magazine or to bring one into the state but allowed people who already owned them to keep them.

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