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Calif. OKs bill limiting gun permit to individuals

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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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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