A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
With the courtroom arguments in two of the biggest gun-related lawsuits in the country complete, attention turns to the 11 federal judges who will rule on them.
Reveal recently identified some of the hundreds of assault weapon parts available on eBay despite its policy prohibiting their sale. A review of the company website found that the parts have been removed, sold or reposted.
The county sheriff’s office in Santa Cruz, California, was the first law enforcement agency to test a new sensor that records when a deputy’s gun is fired. And now, the recently retired sheriff is a paid adviser for the company.
California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services has received multiple complaints about Anthony Loyola, a firearms trainer whose curriculum allegedly lacks the required hours at a shooting range but does include films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Fast and the Furious.”
Former armed security guard Lukace Kendle, who previously was found incompetent to stand trial, got a judge’s approval to represent himself against murder and attempted murder charges in the 2012 shooting of two unarmed black men in a Miami strip club parking lot.
A plaintiff who scored a rare legal win in a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer might be down to his last chance to collect more of his multimillion-dollar judgment.
The California bill, which is expected to sail through the state Senate, would allow sheriffs to legally pass the responsibility of issuing concealed handgun permits to city police chiefs.
Fully automatic machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, grenades, rocket launchers and tear gas: All are deemed so destructive by the state of California that you need a special permit to possess or sell them.
A California lawmaker withdrew a bill that would have shielded the personal information of concealed carry permit holders after a gun rights group, the Calguns Foundation, pushed back, saying it needs the access to the data in order to monitor whether permits are issued legally and equitably.
A Sacramento, California, federal judge denied Tracy Rifle and Pistol owner Michael Baryla’s request for a preliminary injunction so that he could continue advertising handguns on the outside of his store. But Baryla said he would find a way to cover up the ads until the case is decided.
The recovery of the gun purportedly used in a fatal shooting on San Francisco’s Embarcadero has dredged up a debate over a persistent problem: the theft of guns from law enforcement vehicles.
State Auditor Elaine Howle said California’s failure to confiscate firearms from people with serious mental illnesses who are prohibited from owning guns is creating a risk to public safety.