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Some of the shooters' guns may have been bought in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – New information has come to light about the guns used in Wednesday’s mass shooting.

Several reports indicate that at least one of the weapons used in the shooting may have been purchased in San Diego.

It remains unclear which store in San Diego the gun or guns were purchased from, but according to The Wall Street Journal, one of those stores is identified as Turner’s Outdoorsman.

There are three Turner’s Outdoorsman location in San Diego, including one in Kearny Mesa.

Two of the guns used in the massacre were of .223 caliber semi-automatic weapons, and two 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistols.

USA Today reported the handguns were purchased legally from gun dealers in San Diego and Corona within the past three years.

CBS News reached out to Turner’s Outdoorsman. A spokesperson released a statement that read:

"Turner's outdoorsman responds cooperatively and fully to law enforcement requests for information pertaining to purchases made by individuals. The company will not share such information with any other 3rd party relative to purchases made at turner's outdoorsman nor will the company confirm nor deny that such requests have been made. This policy is in place so that law enforcement efforts are not affected nor compromised in any way."

According to the ATF, the rifles were obtained legally; however, they were illegal under California law because they were modified and violated the state’s ban on assault weapons.

Even though California has the toughest gun laws in the nation there are renewed efforts to implement meaningful gun control laws.

In California it is illegal to purchase magazines that carry more than ten rounds, but it is not illegal to possess large capacity magazines. 

Californians may soon be asked to vote on an initiative to ban magazines over ten rounds, meaning large capacity magazines would have to be sold, or taken out of state. 

There has also been renewed push for a nationwide universal background checks on all gun buyers. A requirement that is already in place in California. 

Don Rahiser is with the Brady Campaign to end gun violence and he said that even though California has universal background checks, neighboring states like Nevada and Arizona do not. 

"We are not trying to take people's guns away. Only take guns out of the hands of people that should not have them," he said. 

Gun enthusiasts insist the new restrictions simply would not work. 

"There's laws against drunk drivers and we still have those. There's laws against how you purchase a firearm in California. There's extensive background checks, waiting period. However, the criminal element, they are going to steal it . They're going to get it someplace," said Marc Halcon. 

Marc Halcon owns American Shooting Center in Kearny Mesa.  

On Thursday, along party lines, the U.S. Senate rejected a measure to require background checks for all firearm purchases at gun shows and online. 

The National Rifle Association opposed the measure. 

On Friday, the FBI revealed the suspected shooters were not on the FBI’s radar screen before the shooting.

“There’s nothing we have seen yet that would have triggered us to know,” said David Bowdich with the FBI.

Investigators found two smashed cell phones in a trash can near the couple's apartment. They’re hoping evidence recovered from them will help lead to a motive.

The director of the FBI said despite signs of the couple’s radicalization, there is still a lot of evidence that does not make sense.

The director reminded the public that the investigation is only two days old.

While investigators have not called the mass shooting an act of terrorism, the shooting is being investigated as an act of terror.

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