California ballot initiative that expands the nation’s toughest gun control measures passes

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SACRAMENTO (KRON/AP) — A California ballot initiative that expands on some of the nation’s toughest gun control measures has passed.

Proposition 63 calls for a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines; background checks for ammunition sales and speeding the seizure of firearms from people who are no longer allowed to own them.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the measure’s chief proponent, says the ammunition restrictions and California’s unique firearm seizure program would serve as models for other states.

Opponents say the restrictions would likely confuse law-abiding gun owners.

The initiative builds on limits signed into law earlier this year that also address ammunition sales and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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