In the wake of multiple shootings on college campuses in the last two weeks, California’s second-in-command outlined measures Thursday to further restrict sales of firearms and related products.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said his proposal will be on the state’s 2016 ballot.
One of the restrictions Newsom detailed is one that mandates background checks for people who buy ammunition. Background checks are standard for U.S. citizens purchasing guns, but ammunition can be bought by any adult of age, no questions asked.
“We are announcing an effort to address an issue that none of us should have to address,” he said in San Francisco — where he served as the city’s mayor between 2004 and 2011.