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Petitions Cleared To Overturn California's Gun-Control Laws

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(AP) — Opponents of stricter gun laws will have an opportunity to overturn six recent laws expanding background checks and attempting to curb rapid-reloading firearms.

But the effort is a long shot as 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29, just two months from now.

Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions for the November 2018 ballot. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday.

Craig DeLuz of the Firearms Policy Coalition says it's an improbable undertaking. The campaign has no known financial backers.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills earlier this month requiring ammunition retailers to be licensed and conduct background checks. The laws also mandate background checks to lend guns and outlaw "bullet buttons" developed in response to California's ban on assault weapons.