California’s great gun grab: State’s sweeping gun control bills target firearms, ammo — and hunting

Breaking new ground in the state-level battle over firearms, the Democrat-dominated California state legislature has taken gun control into uncharted territory with a flurry of bills that target not just firearms and ammunition, but also recreational hunting.


Among the dozen gun control bills now sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk are measures that would outlaw lead ammunition for hunting and common types of hunting rifles under the umbrella of an “assault-weapons” ban. Taken together, the measures go far beyond the efforts that have inspired a sharp backlash and political battles in Connecticut and Colorado.


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