New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Restrictions on carrying guns eased in Texas, for example, but got tighter in California. It is easier to register to vote in Oregon, but there is another step to take at the polls in […]

AG Harris: More Than 2,000 Firearms Seized from Prohibited Persons in 2012

SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced 2,000 firearms were seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them, including persons determined to be mentally unstable and those with active restraining orders. “California has clear laws determining who can possess firearms based on their threat to public safety,” said Attorney General Harris. “Enforcing those […]

Bill to Keep Guns Off California Streets On It’s Way To The Governor

SACRAMENTO – On June 1, the US Attorney’s office revealed the indictment of two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies accused of operating an illegal gun trade in the Sacramento area and illegally selling dozens of weapons – some to criminals (more info). “Unfortunately, there continue to be opportunities for the sale of illegal handguns around our […]