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By Don Thompson, The Associated Press
Posted: 08/03/14, 8:51 AM PDT | Updated: 25 secs ago

SACRAMENTO >> California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

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DailyBulletin: Assemblyman Tim Donnelly proposes new handgun law

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/24/14, 8:33 PM PDT |

Gun enthusiast, Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, has introduced a bill that would standardize the requirements for residents to get a handgun carry license.

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SacBee: Tim Donnelly’s gun history marked by controversy, tragedy

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 14, 2014
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com

BURLINGAME – Tim Donnelly, who has made gun rights a centerpiece of his campaign for governor, has a complicated history with firearms.

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LATimes: Donnelly says Obama is like Hitler, Stalin on gun control

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By Chris Megerian and Seema Mehta
March 4, 2014, 11:34 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.

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SFChronicle: State attorney general moves to preserve concealed-gun limits

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Bob Egelko
Updated 5:21 am, Friday, February 28, 2014

Attorney General Kamala Harris moved Thursday to preserve California’s restrictions on concealed-weapons permits, seeking a rehearing of a federal appeals court ruling that would allow law-abiding citizens throughout the state to carry handguns in public.

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) dismissed concerns about his failure to register a handgun he purchased. Above, Donnelly at a gun range in Santa Cruz County this month. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / February 6, 2014)

By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
February 27, 2014, 1:54 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, was back on the radio Wednesday to talk about firearms, this time fielding questions about his failure to register a handgun he illegally took to an airport in 2012.

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OCRegister: O.C. sheriff eases rules for carrying a concealed weapon

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Local applicants seeking a permit to carry a concealed weapon now only have to say that they need one for self-defense or personal safety.

BY DAVID MONTERO / STAFF WRITER
Published: Feb. 19, 2014 Updated: Feb. 20, 2014 1:59 p.m.

The Orange County sheriff loosened requirements Wednesday for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit in light of a recent federal appellate court decision that deemed many urban counties in California to be overly restrictive in saying who can and can’t carry a concealed weapon.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Court ruling indicates California gun laws may go too far

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 – 9:08 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 – 7:42 am

For years, California has had some of the nation’s toughest gun control laws, but that hasn’t deterred its politicians from writing ever more restrictions on sale and possession of firearms and ammunition.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly defends gun use

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February 17, 2014 10:53 AM
BARBARA DAVIDSON, LOS ANGELES TIMES

SACRAMENTO • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show.

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A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. (Photo of Glock 19 handgun from Wikimedia Commons released under public domain)

By Paul Elias, Associated Press

Posted: 02/13/14, 12:25 PM PST | Updated: 8 hrs ago

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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SacBee: Smith & Wesson to halt California sales of new semi-auto pistols

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 23, 2014

Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson will no longer ship new semi-automatic pistols to California, preferring to turn away from the nation’s most populous market rather than comply with a controversial new gun law.

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SacBee: California’s new laws: What changes in 2014

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By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 – 8:58 am

Bills that crossed Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk in 2013 encompassed policy topics from bullets to bike safety. In some cases Brown signed legislation that enshrined key Democratic goals, reflecting the strength of robust Democratic majorities in both houses of the Legislature.

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United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds a quarter would be “very pleased” to extend checks to gun shows and Internet sales.(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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By Peter Bell
December 6, 2013

A majority of Republican and Republican-leaning men, 53 percent, would be “very pleased” or “somewhat pleased” if legislation requiring universal background checks on all gun sales was passed by Congress and signed by the president, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Is there a doctor on board? Yes – Raul Ruiz

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October 25, 2013; 05:23 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz’s day job came in handy thousands of feet above the air.

Ruiz, a Harvard-educated medical doctor, came to the aid of a stricken passenger during an Oct. 24 flight from Washington to Fort Worth, Texas. Ruiz and a fireman tended to a man in his 60s who fainted in his seat about 30 minutes into the American Airlines flight, The Desert Sun reported.

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SFChronicle: Gun groups target California lawmakers for recall

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:02 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sacramento –Gun-rights advocates plan to target Assembly Speaker John Pérez and four other Democratic lawmakers in a recall campaign to serve as retribution for California passing an assortment of gun-control bills this year.

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By Carla Marinucci
Friday, October 11, 2013 – 02:50 p.m.

Conservatives say they won a small victory when California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed what they called “the most draconian” gun bill in the nation — but they insisted that Brown’s role in signing “the strictest set of gun control laws” in America could prompt recall efforts in California.

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LATimes: California Legislature faces raft of bills on volatile issues

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California lawmakers in the Legislature’s final month in session are set to tackle about 1,100 bills that feature such politically volatile issues as environmental rules, gun control and immigration.

By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
August 11, 2013, 5:49 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers, back from their summer break and starting their final month in session, have a lengthy to-do list that features such politically volatile issues as environmental rules, gun control and immigration.

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LATimes: Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, study says

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More than half of Americans think gun crime has jumped, the Bureau of Justice Statistics report noted. Researchers aren’t sure why there’s the misperception.

By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2013, 8:59 p.m.

The number of violent crimes involving guns has plummeted in the last two decades, but more than half of Americans think the opposite is true, according to reports released Tuesday.

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Politico: The NRA’s no-compromise strategy

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By JAMES HOHMANN | 5/4/13 5:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association has become, more than ever, part and parcel of the Republican Party.

The officially nonpartisan group’s no-compromise strategy helped defeat the background check bill in the Senate last month and grow its membership ranks to 5 million.

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LATimes: California Assembly OKs $24 million to speed seizure of guns

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The program would confiscate firearms because of criminal convictions or serious mental illness. Lawmakers reject bill to let school districts arm teachers.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly approved $24 million Thursday to speed up the confiscation of guns from Californians who are not allowed to own them because of criminal convictions or serious mental illness.

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SacBee: CA lawmakers OK funds to take guns from prohibited owners

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The latest on California politics and government
April 18, 2013

A day after Congress rejected a package of bills aimed at tightening restrictions on gun ownership, California lawmakers moved in the opposite direction, increasing funds for a program that confiscates weapons from people who are prohibited from owning them because of mental illness or violent criminal pasts.

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WashPost: Gun-control overhaul is defeated in Senate

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By Ed O’Keefe and Philip Rucker
Published: April 17, 2013

President Obama’s ambitious effort to overhaul the nation’s gun laws in response to December’s school massacre in Connecticut suffered a resounding defeat Wednesday, when every major proposal he championed fell apart on the Senate floor.

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WashPost: Gun vote shows gulf between Washington, country

By Dan Balz
Published: April 17, 2013

If there was ever a moment that symbolized the difference between the power of public opinion and the strength of a concerted minority, it came Wednesday when the Senate defeated a bipartisan measure to expand background checks on gun purchases.

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Politico: Reid short of votes on gun control

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By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
4/15/13 3:18 PM EDT Updated: 4/16/13 10:00 AM EDT

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are shy of the 60 votes they need to move the bipartisan compromise bill on background checks for gun sales.

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SacBee: Bill regulating CA ammunition clears committee

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The latest on California politics and government
April 2, 2013

A bill to regulate the sale of ammunition in California cleared the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.

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LATimes: Feinstein’s assault weapons ban loses this round

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejects Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban to keep it from jeopardizing the passage of more popular measures in Democrats’ gun legislation.

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2013, 7:40 p.m.

WASHINGTON — To advance a cause that has defined her political career, Sen. Dianne Feinstein brought the father of a child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School to Capitol Hill, where he talked about the last time he saw his first-grader alive. She brought in police officers to press her case against her law-and-order opponents.

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Politico: Assault weapons ban loses steam

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Dianne Feinstein says she’s concerned, yet mindful of the speaker’s decision.

By JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU | 3/18/13 8:10 PM EDT

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Monday that a controversial assault weapons ban will not be part of a Democratic gun bill that was expected to reach the Senate floor next month.

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LATimes: Organizing for Action targets GOP lawmakers in first ad buy

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By Matea Gold
February 21, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Four California Republican House members are among 16 GOP legislators being targeted by a pro-Obama advocacy group in a new online ad campaign urging them to back a more robust background check system for gun sales.

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SFChronicle: State lawmakers propose tough gun laws

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Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 10:39 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sacramento –California would significantly restrict gun use and ownership, including major new bans on ammunition magazines, under dozens of new proposed regulations that would cement the state’s status of having the strictest gun-control laws in the United States.

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WashPost: White House photo shows Obama firing shotgun

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Howard Schneider
Published: February 2, 2013

On his 51st birthday last August, President Obama hit the links with a group of buddies and then flew by helicopter to Camp David. There, he changed into jeans and picked up a shotgun. And then, before it got too dark, he started a round of clay target shooting.

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By Alexander Bolton – 12/16/12 09:49 PM ET

President Obama promised Sunday evening he would take action in the coming weeks to prevent mass shootings such as the one that took the lives of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut.

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