How California’s Gun Laws Have Worked
Here’s a sampling of the regulations the Law Center says have contributed the state’s dramatic reduction in gun deaths:
In 1994, the state passed a law that prohibits people who are subject to a domestic violence restraining order from possessing a firearm.
In 1999, the state passed a law banning individuals from buying more than one handgun in a 30-day period as part of an effort to fight gun trafficking.
In 1999, the state began requiring a one-feature test for assault weapons to prevent manufacturers from modifying a banned weapon to make it legal.
In 2000, the state passed a law banning the sale and manufacturing of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
In 2004, the state made it illegal to posses, manufacture, or sell 50-caliber, military-style firearms.