ABC7 NEWS (KGO.COM) – July 30, 2019 – California has the most
proactive gun control laws in the country. The weapon, police say, that was
used in the Gilroy shooting could not be sold or transported into California.
It was purchased in Nevada, a state with few gun control laws. So once again,
this shooting fell through the cracks.
“We cannot enforce California laws in Nevada,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra reaffirming that California is defenseless despite the state’s strict gun control laws.
“These are weapons of war, weapons of mass destruction,” added Governor Gavin Newsom, who has championed a law that requires a background check for anyone buying ammunition, a measure that voters passed in 2016 and only recently went into effect.
Yet some people think they can bypass that by ordering ammunition online, except that a person cannot have their order shipped to an address in California. People cannot drive ammunition into the state which was purchased in another state. It’s also illegal to import, sell, give, trade or lend a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Last March, however, a U.S. District Judge overturned it says with regard to “a few madmen with guns and ammunition, California’s law turns millions of responsible, law-abiding people trying to protect themselves into criminals.”
But Becerra was able to secure a stay. [Read More]