On July 1, Brown signed six new gun controls into law. Among them were a statewide ban on the possession of “high capacity” magazines, an enhancement of the state’s “assault weapons” ban, and a measure requiring background checks for ammunition purchasers.
Then, on July 24, Brown circled back and signed another gun control measure he passed over on July 1. The additional measure requires that anyone assembling a gun at home first apply for a serial number from the government. It is clearly a way to extend registration and the government’s knowledge of guns owned by law-abiding citizens.
According to The Mercury News, Veto Gunmageddon believes the people will strike these laws down if given a chance, and they are using their petitions to secure that chance. Barry Bahrami is leading the Veto Gunmageddon movement. He said, “This is what the people’s veto is for. Anyone who knows anything about firearms looks at these laws and knows how ridiculous they are.”