Fueling the Golden State's gun-control debate, a new statewide poll says a wide margin of California voters favor beefing up what already are among the country's toughest gun laws.
They back tighter controls and taxes on ammunition sales and outright bans on more weapons, according to the new Field Poll, and strongly reject training teachers to carry concealed weapons at schools.
In record numbers, California voters now say it's more important to put new controls on gun ownership than to protect Americans' rights to own guns, the poll says.
The findings amplify resurgent national support for gun control in the wake of last year's mass shootings in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and a Newtown, Conn.,elementary school. While the country debates adopting measures already on the books in California, most voters here are looking to Sacramento for even tighter restrictions. ...Sacramento Mercury News
Perhaps "job creators" will do what others fail to do by taking their jobs to states where their employees are less apt to live in fear for their children's lives?
Montana is having an internal struggle -- for the most part, gunnuts vs. universities -- over gun control.
The Montana Board of Regents currently has policies regulating firearms on public campuses across the state. The law has been unchanged for years, allowing only trained and certified security officers to carry weapons on school grounds.
Students must store their firearms in campus gun lockers. They can access their weapons to hunt and sport shoot, but they cannot carry them in class or handle them in dorms.
Smith’s bill attempts to change that by stripping the Board of Regents of its authority to set campus gun policies. The legislation aims to “prohibit the Board of Regents and University System employees from infringing on an individual’s constitutional rights.” ...The Missoulian