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Capitol roundup: Fates of gun bills decided, the 17 props on the Nov ballot

SACRAMENTO, CA - OCTOBER 27:  California Governor Jerry Brown announces his public employee pension reform plan October 27, 2011 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.  Gov. Brown proposed 12 major reforms for state and local pension systems that he claims would end abuses and reduce taypayer costs by billions of dollars.  (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
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Governor Jerry Brown speaking at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales.

The Democratic governor vetoed other gun bills Friday, including a requirement to register homemade firearms and report lost or stolen weapons to authorities.

Brown's action is consistent with his mixed record on gun control in a state that already has some of the most stringent laws in the nation. Some of the bills enacted duplicate provisions of a ballot measure by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom that will appear on the November ballot.
He vetoed at least one saying voters will be deciding.

Democratic legislative leaders tried unsuccessfully to persuade Newsom to withdraw his initiative, worried it might drive conservatives to the polls.

Meanwhile, Thursday marked the official deadline for propositions to qualify for the November ballot. Election officials said 17 measures have qualified--including legalizing recreational marijuana and repealing the death penalty—the biggest number of props on the CA ballot since 2000.

Check out  KPCC’s special feature on tracking the state’s firearms bills

With AP files

Guests:

John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. He tweets

Dan Walters, columnist at the Sacramento Bee. He tweets

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