California passes new bills on gun control

The US State of California has passed new laws on firearm restrictions, expanding background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines as part of a package for stricter gun control across the country.

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law six measures that encompass a wide range of new limits on the purchase and possession of rifles in the western state, amid US federal lawmakers’ deadlock over gun reforms.

The passage of the bills occurred two weeks after Omar Mateen, the American-born US citizen armed with assault weapons, stormed the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others at the gay club, marking the worst ever mass shooting in US history.

The ban includes the possession of firearms and weapons with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of bullets.

A background check was also approved to be required when a gun is loaned to someone other than a close family member.

Meanwhile, the…

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