Nearly Two-Thirds in CA Favor Gun-Control Ballot Measure

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Nearly two-thirds of California voters support a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, about the same percentage of people who say they don’t have a firearm in their home, finds a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The initiative is supported by 64 percent of the 1,879 registered voters who responded, while 28 percent said they would vote “no” and 8 percent had no answer. Proposition 63 by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would require background checks for those who buy ammunition, prohibit possession of large-capacity ammo magazines, and establish procedures for taking guns from felons and others not authorized to have them. The ballot measure comes just months after the Legislature and the governor added to what are already some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. The issue is getting more debate after a series of mass shootings in San Bernardino, Orlando, and elsewhere.


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