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California Bill Limits Rifle, Shotgun Sales To 1 Per Month

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(AP) - Californians would be limited to buying a maximum of one rifle or shotgun each month under newly proposed legislation, the same limit currently in place for handguns.

Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles says his AB1674 responds to Californians purchasing more long guns than handguns in the last decade. Currently, anyone can buy as many rifles or shotguns as they want at any time.

Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento introduced SB877. It would require the Department of Public Health to collect data on violent deaths in the state, including gun deaths.

Other lawmakers last week introduced two bills aimed at closing a legal loophole that allows firearms manufacturers to include "bullet buttons" that let rifle owners rapidly exchange empty ammunition magazines for full ones.