LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that requires all semiautomatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps a code with the weapon's make, model and serial number on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
Though the law was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007, it couldn't be implemented because of patents on the technology.
Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday that the California Department of Justice no longer had a patent issue.
The law doesn't impact semiautomatic pistols already being sold legallyand those on the state's firearm roster, only new models.
One gun rights group, the Calguns Foundation, extended a patent by paying a $555 fee to delay the law's implementation.
The group believes the law is effectively a ban on new guns because of the burdens on manufacturers.
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A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.