California’s tough gun laws are getting stricter

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2012, file photo, a variety of military-style semi-automatic rifles obtained during a buy back program are displayed at Los Angeles police headquarters. Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday, July 1, 2016, that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and require background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s gun laws are already some of the strictest in the nation. Next year, they’re getting even more stringent.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed onto much of the gun-control agenda advocated by legislative Democrats, who are clamoring to crack down in the wake of high-profile mass shootings including last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday. The measures include requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition.

He vetoed five gun bills, including a one-gun-per-month purchase limit.

Gun control groups say the move will make California safer.

Critics say Democrats are tramping on gun rights.

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