A federal judge blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Sales of semiautomatic rifles in California more than doubled this year, a dramatic increase gun rights advocates say was driven by the state's aggressive pursuit of gun-control measures in 2016.
"Dumb." That's how the Islamic State views America's lax gun laws, according to one former recruit who traveled to Syria to join the group.
The House won't vote on proposed Democratic gun curbs, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested Tuesday as the rekindled election-year clash over firearms showed no sign of resolution.
If voters approve in November, California would become the first state to require background checks at the point of sale for ammunition.
The Senate is set to vote Monday on four gun control proposals that are likely to fail, but will let Democrats and Republicans stake out their political turf around a controversial, emotional issue in a campaign year.
The type of rifle used to kill 50 people and injure 53 at an Orlando nightclub Sunday – in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history – is as American as baseball cards and apple pie.
Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's gun laws.