Governor Brown Signs New Gun Control Laws - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Governor Brown Signs New Gun Control Laws

Posted: Updated:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Hunters and gun owners are speaking out against California Governor Jerry Brown's new gun control legislation signed into law Friday afternoon.

Avid hunter, James Mize says the latest move by Brown to outlaw the use of lead bullets by hunters, is ridiculous.

James Mize says, "A few years back, they decided they didn't want to make the lead bullets because when you shoot a squirrel and a condor eats the squirrel, it kills the condor. I've never seen any condors up in this area. It's all just a bunch of crap."

Gun store owner, Adam Moore says, "At the beginning of deer season our entire shelf was double stacked, but now we are down to just one single row."

Workers at Valley Rod and Gun say once the ban goes into effect, hunters will have a tough time finding ammunition. Workers say when they do, hunters will have to pay up to 4 times more money for all copper bullets.

Moore says, "Once it's a solid copper round they could consider that an armored piercing and is that just an agenda to push through to ban bullets in the entire state."

Governor Brown did veto seven measures, including a proposal to ban the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines.

If it had passed, members of the National Rifle Association had threatened to file a lawsuit.

However, Governor Brown did sign a bill that will prohibit gun ownership by people who make serious threats licensed psychotherapists.

In addition, new rifle owners will be required to get safety training certified, similar to what is already required for handgun owners.

Mize says, "The main problem I have with it, you going to have to pay for all that. It's not going to be free."

Hunters have to stop using lead ammunition by July of 2019.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FIRE SEASON 2014: Homes and Businesses Destroyed By Oakhurst Fire

    FIRE SEASON 2014: Homes and Businesses Destroyed By Oakhurst Fire

    The fire in Oakhurst has burned 612 acres and is 30% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted and people are getting their first look at the damage.
    More >>
    The fire in Oakhurst has burned 612 acres and is 30% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted and people are getting their first look at the damage.

    More >>
  • Triple-Shooting Under Investigation in Fresno

    Triple-Shooting Under Investigation in Fresno

    Fresno Police are investigating a shooting in East-Central Fresno.Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed to KMPH Fox 26 News that two victims have been found, and police believe there is a third.The shooting happened shortly after 10:00 p.m., at the intersection of Garland and Ezie, near Fresno Yosemite Airport.Police say the two shooting victims they have found so far, are expected to survive.More >>
    Fresno Police are investigating a shooting in East-Central Fresno.Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed to KMPH Fox 26 News that two victims have been found, and police believe there is a third.The shooting happened shortly after 10:00 p.m., at the intersection of Garland and Ezie, near Fresno Yosemite Airport.Police say the two shooting victims they have found so far, are expected to survive.More >>
  • Organ Transplant Waiting List Skyrockets, Learn How You Can Help

    Organ Transplant Waiting List Skyrockets, Learn How You Can Help

    Hundreds in the Central Valley now know the desperate plea from those in need an organ transplant, after a forum Tuesday in fresno.A Registered Nurse, who is used to helping people heal, is now in need of help herself.Mary-Margaret Foxon relies on photographs to feel the love anytime from her children and grandchildren."Look, they colored, and went to restaurants," she says, as she points to a photo album with her granddaughter and grandson, who live in Arizona.This is the easiest way for her...More >>
    Hundreds in the Central Valley now know the desperate plea from those in need an organ transplant, after a forum Tuesday in fresno.A Registered Nurse, who is used to helping people heal, is now in need of help herself.Mary-Margaret Foxon relies on photographs to feel the love anytime from her children and grandchildren."Look, they colored, and went to restaurants," she says, as she points to a photo album with her granddaughter and grandson, who live in Arizona.This is the easiest way for her...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.