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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.
The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation on Friday but rejected the centerpiece bill, which would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership.
Brown’s veto message for SB374 said it was too far-reaching. The bill by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg would have outlawed future sales of an entire class of weapons that includes most assault rifles.
I think Moonbeam just saw a very serious chance of Constitutional challenge and so he made a tactical retreat to keep from losing more. I very seriously doubt he had personal problems with this, as much as he had real issues of just how far is too far until the Court balance can be shifted. (I'm sure some go to bed hoping ..and wake up wishing for that to happen, every day)