'Radical' California falling behind?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A civil rights activist believes California Democrats' flurry of new measures has been introduced in an effort to catch up to New York's tough gun laws.

Under Assembly Bill 231, which has been proposed in the state legislature, California gun owners would have to purchase liability insurance that would cover any damage or injury caused by the firearms they own. The measure was introduced just before state Democrats announced ten proposals that would make California the toughest on gun control in the nation ( see earlier story).

Knight, Robert (ACRU)Robert Knight of The American Civil Rights Union suggests that this new effort just shows that lawmakers in The Golden State feel like they need to catch up.

"It looks like California was alarmed that New York state was actually going farther to the left and assaulting the Second Amendment," he poses. "So they had to catch up quickly. After all, California has a reputation to uphold as the most radical state in the country."

One of the authors of AB 231 also introduced a measure that would give an income tax credit of up to $1,000 to individuals who give a gun to a gun buyback program.

Attempts to pass similar bills have been unsuccessful in other states.

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