Today's school shooting -- and tomorrow's one-year Newtown anniversary -- have gun control laws back on the minds of many. And efforts here in California have been mixed.
After the Sandy Hook shootings, Democrats in the state legislature put forward dozens of different bills, with six of them ultimately being signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. One boosted cash for a program that seizes firearms from those who shouldn't have them.
"20,000 people are on that list, representing 40,000 weapons of those who have been convicted of a felony," Senator Marc Leno, the author of the bill, said.
One bill that didn't pass would have banned all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. That was a victory for groups like Gun Owners of California, which is trying to roll back the new regulations.
Their director says even laws aimed at keeping guns locked up -- though well-meaning -- violate people's rights.