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Strict Gun Control Measures Spark Emotional Testimony in Legislature



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The measures would ban semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, ban large capacity magazines, and require permitting for ammunition purchases.
 
Several people who spoke in support of the legislation were directly affected by gun violence. Paulette Brown held up a picture of her son who was killed from 30 rounds of bullets. "This is my boy," she said, "and I love him, and I miss him, and I need something done about this. I'm tired of hurting."
 
But many law enforcement officers called the measures "unenforceable."  "Gun laws and gun bans would have done nothing to save me or my classmates that day that Patrick Purdy came onto our campus and he would have likely chosen another means to conduct his evil deed,"nsaid Rob Young, a police officer who was also a student at a Stockton elementary school where a mass shooting occurred in 1989.
 
The bills next move to another committee.
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