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California lawmakers OK a dozen gun-control measures

The bills come in response to recent attacks. Senators also vote to strip nonprofits such as the Boy Scouts of America of their tax-exempt status for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

 

LA Times
May 29, 2013

 

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers Wednesday advanced a dozen gun-control measures, including background checks for ammunition buyers, and gave early approval to a tax penalty on the Boy Scouts for barring openly gay leaders.

Legislators also voted for a new $75 charge on real estate transactions to pay for affordable-housing projects.

Mass shootings such as the one in Newtown, Conn., in December spurred Democratic lawmakers to look for ways to tighten California's gun laws, already some of the toughest in the nation.

 

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