From the Firearms Policy Coalition: California Governor Jerry Brown announced his official rejection of 7 gun control bills passed by the Legislature last month. The vetoed laws include SB 374, a ban on semi-automatic rifles authored by Senator Darrell Steinberg. It’s not a complete victory as a ban on lead ammunition for hunting among other anti-gun bills did pass.
It’s no secret that California policies on guns are often later tried on the national scale. Where firearm freedoms are concerned, California has been on a long slide downhill since the 1960s when they passed a ban on open carry because of the Black Panthers. The fact Brown vetoed what amounted to an all out ban on all modern firearms may be a glimmer of hope for what many of us would rightly consider a lost state