Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed gun-control bills Friday — including a controversial effort to deem all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines as illegal assault weapons — but signed many more gun bills, including a controversial ban on using lead ammunition in hunting.
The governor also nixed efforts to let Oakland draft its own, stricter gun regulations and to give San Francisco and San Mateo County supervisors authority to ban gun shows from the Cow Palace.
Brown vetoed SB374 by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, which would have added all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines to the state’s list of banned assault weapons. California already has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, Brown noted in his veto message, and other bills he signed Friday will make them even stronger.
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