SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Assembly have approved a bill that would restrict permits to own assault weapons and .50-caliber rifles to individuals.
Lawmakers passed AB170 by Steven Bradford of Gardena on a partisan vote of 46-24 on Monday. Bradford said his bill seeks to close a loophole by prohibiting corporations, associations, partnerships and limited liability companies from receiving permits from the state Department of Justice.
Previously, the justice department issued permits only to individuals, but an administrative law judge overturned that practice.
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks questioned why the bill only applies to corporations and not governments.
The bill is just one of many in response to the Connecticut school massacre.
The legislation now moves to the Senate.
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Thanksgiving could see record-setting heat in San Diego County, according to forecasters, who also reported the smashing of temperature records across the county on Wednesday.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.
A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run crash in the Mountain View section of San Diego and police detained the driver, who fled the scene on foot after the vehicle struck a house.
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.
A decomposing body found inside a 55-gallon barrel that was floating in the San Diego Bay last month has been identified.
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."