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California testing limits of gun-control rules in wake of Newtown shooting

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California testing limits of gun-control rules in wake of Newtown shooting
California already has the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Buying a handgun requires registration, a safety certificate, a 10-day waiting period and a rigorous background check. All direct person-to-person sales are banned and concealed-carry permits are rare.

But now, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, lawmakers in the Golden State have launched into a new legislative frenzy to restrict firearms further. And they're confident the measures will pass, given Democrats have a two-thirds "super majority" in both chambers -- which means they have the power to pass legislation and get constitutional amendments on the ballot without a single Republican vote.

Political analysts say the political landscape puts California in the pole position to test gun-control limits.

"Almost any idea that anybody in this country has, as to further regulate and limit access to weapons or ammunition, is probably going to get passed in California," said Democratic strategist and USC law professor Susan Estrich.

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Re: California testing limits of gun-control rules in wake of Newtown shooting
Politicians always say they just want "common sense" regulations and don't want to take away your guns, but as California demonstrates, it's never enough. They just keep taking away more and more at any opportunity.


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