Lawmakers, from left, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, shake hands after a measure to restrict the sale of ammunition was approved by the Assembly on June 30.
Lawmakers, from left, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, shake hands after a measure to restrict the sale of ammunition was approved by the Assembly on June 30. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Lawmakers, from left, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, shake hands after a measure to restrict the sale of ammunition was approved by the Assembly on June 30. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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