Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced several new gun laws set to take effect Jan. 1, several of which were a result of Prop. 63, which Newsom co-authored.
Prop. 63, which about 63 percent of California voters approved, has been, thus far, successfully challenged in the court, pending an appeal from the state’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
A court granted a preliminary injunction banning the state from enforcing Section 32310(c), which was designed to make the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines an infraction or misdemeanor; and 32310(d), which required owners of large-capacity magazines one of three options: remove the large-capacity magazine from the state; sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer; or surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
L.A. County voters supported the measure by a vote of 2,337,292 to 910,775; Santa Clarita’s 38th Assembly District supported the measure 111,448-89,582; and the city of Santa Clarita supported the measure by a margin of 45,143-39,429, according to the Secretary of State.
by Perry Smith