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In move to 'enhance public safety,' Gov. Jerry Brown signs gun-control proposals into law

In move to 'enhance public safety,' Gov. Jerry Brown signs gun-control proposals into law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed six gun-control bills into law, including new restrictions on semiautomatic rifles and a requirement that ammunition purchasers undergo background checks, saying they will help “enhance public safety” in California. 

The governor vetoed five other measures, including an expansion of the use of restraining orders to take guns from people deemed to be dangerous. 

The governor’s action comes one day after the Legislature approved a dozen gun-control bills that were introduced in response to the December mass shooting in San Bernardino that killed 14 people. The bills gained legislative momentum after last...

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