SACRAMENTO: Gov. Brown vetos anti-semi-automatic rifle bill

SACRAMENTO: Gov. Brown vetos anti-semi-automatic rifle bill

Governor Brown's veto was a step in the right direction and avoided legal suits from 2nd amendment rights groups if the bill had become law.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation on Friday but rejected the centerpiece bill, which would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership.

Brown’s veto message for SB374 said it was too far-reaching. The bill by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg would have outlawed future sales of an entire class of weapons that includes most assault rifles.


Source: The Washington Times
Photo: Ohad Ben-Yoseph on Flickr



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