Proposition 63 Would Regulate Ammunition, Tighten California's Gun Laws

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at 10:00 AM
Gun enthusiast Josue Perez fires an AR15 rifle at the LAX Firing Range in Inglewood, California on September 7, 2016. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

In November, California voters will decide on Proposition 63, the gun control measure backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. The measure would regulate the sale of ammunition, ban magazines of more than 10 rounds, make gun theft a felony and create a process for newly-convicted felons to turn in their guns. California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, but proponents say Proposition 63 would make those regulations harder to overturn. Meanwhile gun rights advocates say that the new restrictions would infringe Second Amendment rights and do little to prevent criminals from buying guns and ammunition out of state. In this hour, we'll hear from both sides of the debate.

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Guests:

Marisa Lagos, reporter, KQED's California Politics & Government Desk

Julie Leftwich, legal director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Craig DeLuz, spokesperson, Stop 63 campaign

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