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State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein's 'bump' bill, CA goes full sanctuary

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (C) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) points to a photograph of a rifle with a "bump stock" during a news conference to announce proposed gun control legislation at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. In reaction to Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds injured, Feinstein's legislation would ban devices that could make weapons fully automatic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Today on State of Affairs, Take Two's weekly look at political news in the Golden State: Senator Dianne Feinstein took some of the first political action just days after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, pushing a bill to ban bump stocks — and Republicans are paying attention:



Governor Jerry Brown moves to make California a sanctuary state. Politico's Carla Marinucci says US Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't likely to take that lying down. 

"Oh no, that's not going to happen," Marinucci says. 

The Department of Justice didn't comment this week on it, but you got the message from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary. She says the president's going to be laying out his responsible immigration plan over the next week. She wants pushback. And remember, our [attorney general] Xavier Becerra is right in the middle of legal battles with Sessions over the moves to slash federal funding to sanctuary jurisdictions. That is a continuing drama.

Press the blue play button above to hear more about what the sanctuary bill means for California's undocumented population, with guests Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California Playbook, and Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk.

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