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Gun control measures tough to pass, even in California




In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, second from left,  gestures to a pair of semi-automatic rifles as he discusses a package of proposed  gun control legislation at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Steinberg's SB374 which would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Last Friday, Steinberg said that SB374 “should be reconsidered.”
In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, second from left, gestures to a pair of semi-automatic rifles as he discusses a package of proposed gun control legislation at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Steinberg's SB374 which would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Last Friday, Steinberg said that SB374 “should be reconsidered.”
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This morning the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws banning the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The move comes at an especially emotional moment in the gun control debate— following the use of military-style assault weapons during attacks both in San Bernardino and in Paris. 

California's gun control laws are considered some of the toughest in the nation. Those living outside the state may see California as "true blue"— where guns are held in disdain and laws banning them are easy to pass. But the truth is a much different story.

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall joined Take Two to discuss her piece, "Gun control in a blue state: It's more complicated than you'd think."

To hear the full interview with Laurel Rosenhall, click the link above.