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September 24, 2021

News West

West Coast News Network

California’s gun control laws: past, present, and future

Today we talk about California’s huge role in influencing gun control laws in the U.S. and about the backlashes. We discuss the state’s historic 1989 ban on assault weapons and why a federal judge recently issued an order to overturn that ban. And we talk to the mayor of San Jose, who wants his city to be the first in the United States to require gun owners to buy liability insurance. Gun rights advocates are already threatening a lawsuit.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

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Guests: L.A. Times California Legislature reporter Patrick McGreevy and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

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