California: Gov. Jerry Brown signs some gun laws, vetoes others
The major bill he signed bans use of lead projectiles in hunting; the major one he vetoed would have expanded the ban on "assault rifles" to include any semiauto with a detachable magazine. The others:
"Among other bills Brown signed Friday were SB 683 by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, to require long-gun buyers to earn safety certificates like those already required of handgun buyers; AB 48 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, to ban conversion kits that allow people to turn regular magazines into high-capacity magazines; AB 231 by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, which makes it a crime to leave a loaded firearm somewhere a child is likely to be able to get it without permission; and AB 1131 by Skinner, to extend from six months to five years the prohibition from owning firearms for those who've described a credible violent threat to a psychotherapist.
Other bills Brown vetoed SB 567 by Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, which would have updated the definition of an illegal shotgun to include a shotgun with a revolving cylinder and a rifled bore; SB 755 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Vacaville, which would have expanded the list of convicts who can't legally own guns to include those with multiple drug or alcohol crimes, street gang members and others; and AB 169 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, which would have tightened exemptions to the law prohibiting purchase of handguns that haven't been tested and deemed safe by the state."