In California, the gun industry has been under the microscope since the November shooting of a 20-year-old University of California, Berkeley, student by an armed gunman at an anti-Trump protest.
Since then, a spate of state lawmakers have introduced bills that would loosen some of the existing restrictions on gun ownership, including allowing people to legally purchase guns from a licensed dealer and requiring gun owners to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
But the laws have met stiff resistance from gun control advocates and other gun owners who say the regulations are already burdensome.
Here’s a rundown of the laws in place in the Golden State.1.
You can’t buy a gun without a background checkYou are required to complete a background investigation before you can purchase a gun, and to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, which is required by state law.
The FBI also requires gun dealers to conduct background checks on all gun buyers.
But most gun purchases aren’t required to be checked, and some gun stores won’t even conduct background check on people they’re selling a firearm to.
The California State Board of Equalization and the California State Rifle and Pistol Association both say background checks are necessary to keep guns out of the hands of people who could misuse them.
But critics have long said that the state’s stringent laws are too burdensome, and say the FBI’s background check requirement makes them impractical.
In February, the California Assembly passed a bill that would allow people to buy a firearm without a checkup.
The measure would have created a state-wide database of people deemed to pose a threat to the public, and would have required gun owners and anyone who bought a firearm within California to get a background-check background check.
It also would have prohibited the sale of guns that were purchased after Jan. 1, 2020.2.
Your right to bear arms is guaranteedThe California Constitution guarantees a right to self-defense, and the state has a long-standing law requiring the right to keep and bear arms.
But a law passed by the California Senate last year requires that any new gun laws include some sort of licensing or registration process, including a “reasonable requirement” to obtain firearms.
Critics say this creates a chilling effect on people who don’t want to be a part of a background checking process, and that it also puts people at risk for a violent crime.3.
You must report any suspect to law enforcementIf you want to purchase a firearm, the federal government requires you to report the purchase to local law enforcement.
You also must report suspicious activity with a “good faith belief” that it was caused by an “unauthorized person.”
But some law enforcement agencies say that reporting requirements are too vague and that they’re too easy to miss.
Law enforcement agencies can also use a state database to find people who might be involved in illegal activity, and they must also provide the state with information on people with a history of domestic violence or mental illness.
This information is considered evidence that they know who the person is and is part of their investigation, the FBI says.4.
You may carry a loaded firearm with you on public transportationIf you are driving on a public transportation system, it is illegal to openly carry a firearm in the vehicle.
This includes buses, trains, and public transit stations.
However, some states have expanded the scope of this law to include certain areas of a train or bus station.
In many states, you are also required to register a firearm if you’re driving in the same area, and you must report all known guns and ammunition you possess to police.5.
You cannot possess a firearm at home without a permitThe state has strict gun laws in most states, but there are exceptions to those laws, and many states have laws allowing certain types of gun possession.
In California and other states, people can legally possess firearms in their homes without a license.
But there are limits on the type of gun that can be carried, the number of guns allowed, and how long they can be kept.
A “good cause” for the possession of a firearm must include a valid reason, and a judge must order that the person be prohibited from possessing it for a certain period of time.
The federal government does not require background checks when someone buys a gun from a private seller or at a gun show.
But some states do require a federal background check when a person purchases a gun through a private dealer.
The federal government also requires a federally licensed gun dealer to conduct a background checks of all gun sales.
In California, this law allows people to purchase guns without a federal or state background check, and allows people who own guns to carry them in their vehicles.6.
You have to get permission to own a firearmIn some states, it’s illegal to own guns.
In most states the only time you are allowed to own firearms is for hunting purposes, or to defend yourself in a situation in which you believe your life or safety may be threatened.