SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legal gun sales on pace to set a record this year.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the state Department of Justice expects 725,000 weapons will be legally purchased this year, nearly twice the 370,628 guns purchased five years ago.
Gun sales have increased during the past decade despite drops in crime and economic woes.
Experts say it's difficult to pinpoint a reason for the increase because the state doesn't track the reason for purchases.
Gun store owners say a diverse group of people have been buying guns. Some are responding to tragedies such as last week's massacre in Colorado, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Virginia Tech shootings.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle
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An armed person was engaged in a standoff with sheriff's deputies Sunday morning, barricaded inside a building in Poway.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
One person was shot and seriously injured outside a Kearny Mesa restaurant Friday night - sending diners running for cover.
A man who might have died trying to surf in a rain- swollen Escondido runoff channel on Valentine's Day has been identified.
A small private jet inbound to San Diego International Airport suffered primary brake failure but was still able to land safely on Saturday, officials said.
Weekend conditions are looking cool and wet. Stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
Six hundred active duty military and veterans will get a unique and intimate concert at the Belly Up on Monday February 18th.
On February 14, 2018, Aalayah Eastmond was in class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman opened fire.