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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new measure to reduce gun violence




California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is interviewed during The New York Times Global Forum with Thomas L. Friedman at the Metreon on June 20, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is interviewed during The New York Times Global Forum with Thomas L. Friedman at the Metreon on June 20, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a measure today that lays out stricter rules for gun owners.

The measure would require ammunition buyers to receive background checks, ban the possession of large-capacity magazines more than 10 rounds and require anyone who currently has them to sell to a licensed firearm dealer, transfer them out of state or give them to law enforcement to be destroyed.

This measure aligns with California’s already strict gun laws, and is part of a larger effort by Newsom to reduce the growing gun violence in the U.S. The measure will need 366,000 signatures to qualify for next year’s ballot.

However, critics have called it unconstitutional and say it will lead to major expenses and be a time-consuming burden. What restrictions should be put on gun owners?

Guests:

Adam Winkler, is a professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law. He is the author of “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America”

Steve Dulan, member of the board of directors of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners and an adjunct professor at the Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University