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California Senate committee advances broad gun control bills




Domenic Lether teaches his girlfriend Ngozi Ogbeni how to shoot a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum revolver at a target range at the Los Angeles Gun Club on December 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Domenic Lether teaches his girlfriend Ngozi Ogbeni how to shoot a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum revolver at a target range at the Los Angeles Gun Club on December 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Yesterday, the a California senate panel advanced some of the most restrictive gun control measures in the nation. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved several bills, part of a package of measures Democratic leaders are calling the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement Act or just The Life Act.

For more on this we're joined now by Adam Winkler,  a constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of, "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America."