California has some of the nation’s strongest gun control laws. But local police in California increasingly are turning to federal authorities for help prosecuting gun crimes. The reason: Felons in possession of firearms will serve far longer sentences under federal law.
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Barbara is a master's student at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where she studies new media. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Sacramento State, where she served as editor of the award-winning student newspaper, The State Hornet. She previously interned with The Sacramento Bee.