California (KIEM) — Governor Gavin Newsom pledged his support for gun safety reforms under proposition 63, which was approved by voters back in 2016. The goal of the proposition is to keep guns and ammunition out of the wrong hands.
Under prop 63, background checks for ammunition purchases are required and internet sales must be conducted through a licensed vendor. It creates a system for relinquishing firearms from former felons, and clarifies that gun theft carries felony charges. It also aims to outlaw high-capacity magazines, but that is still in litigation in the 9th circuit.
The majority of the policies are set to go into effect on July 1st. Governor Newsom continues to prioritize spending for gun violence prevention programs in his budget.