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California Just Added Six More Gun Control Laws

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California added six more gun control laws to the books Friday.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed six gun control bills Friday, just weeks after the Orlando nightclub attack left 53 wounded and 50 dead, including the shooter. The bills regulate ammunition, background checks and more, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The bills implement a range of regulations, including:

  • Background checks are now required to buy ammunition
  • Magazines that hold more than 10 bullets are illegal
  • Semiautomatic weapons with bullet buttons that allow quick reloading are banned
  • Guns can no longer be loaned without a background check, except to a close family member
  • A new database will track ammunition owners

“My goal in signing these bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law abiding gun owners,” Brown said.

Brown also vetoed five gun control bills. Those bills included measures that would allow no more than one gun purchase every 30 days and would create a way for people, such as coworkers or school officials, to request that a court temporarily take away a person’s gun rights if they believe the person is dangerous.

“While I appreciate the author’s intent, the actual wording of this bill is unduly vague and could have far reaching and unintended consequences,” Brown said. “By defining certain metal components as a firearm because they could ultimately be made into a homemade weapon, this bill could trigger potential application of myriad and serious criminal penalties.”

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