Smith & Wesson has announced it will no longer sell its semi-automatic firearms in California. A state law that went into effect last spring requires those kinds of guns to have microstamping technology which leaves a mark on each cartridge. Gun control advocates say the feature makes it easier to trace guns.
In a statement Smith & Wesson says the technology is unreliable, expensive and not proven to prevent or help solve crimes. The company says the majority of its semi-automatic weapons will be out of compliance with California’s law by August 2014.
Fair Political Practices Commission chairperson Jodi Remke announced Tuesday that she will step down on Friday. It follows months of acrimony with other commissioners.
California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-ElectionFebruary 22, 2018
His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.
Report: California Senator Tony Mendoza ‘More Likely Than Not’ Made Sexual Advances Toward Six WomenFebruary 20, 2018
A summary of the Senate’s outside investigation comes after the chamber’s Rules Committee met in closed session to discuss Mendoza’s fate for the second weekday in a row.
New legislative efforts supporting the “Me Too” anti-harassment movement could change the reporting process for victims filing complaints.
Women in California politics, protesting sexual harassment and abuse at the Capitol, distrust the response from legislative leaders.