Newsom signs gun bills to limit concealed carry, tax industry, require microstamping

‘It’s great what we’re doing, but it may not be enough,’ Newsom said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom hands Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, D-Los Angeles County, third from left, Gabriel’s bill that raises taxes on guns and ammunition, after signing it during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday called for federal action on gun violence as he signed three bills that limit where concealed guns may be carried, impose an 11% excise tax on gun dealers and require all semi-automatic pistols to use microstamping technology to help solve gun crimes.

“It’s great what we’re doing, but it may not be enough,” Newsom said at the bill signing ceremony.

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