OK, as a California resident I am more then entitled to have an opinion about this states stances towards all things guns. Don't get me wrong, this state has alot gun violence and problems that are caused by gun issues. However for every crime that is committed against civilian or criminal, the laws that are created only affect the possession and operation of firearms by common peoples and not the criminals that have forced these laws into affect. Case in point, the California Assault weapon Ban was passed as a result criminal action against civilians and police using high caliber weapons, which then made the state declare numerous weapon types and models illegal. This did not stop these guns being available to those who want them enough and have connections, i.e. criminals. And technically almost every modern weapon is designed so as to qualify as an "assault weapon".
I guess what I'm saying is what I've said here before, gun control is ineffective and hypocritical. We do not need greater gun laws, we need higher education about firearm usage and higher penalties for those who use a firearm in the commission of a crime.