In summary

Tragedy strikes, California responds. But how did a state once the epitome of the gun-slinging wild, wild west wind up with more gun control laws than another state in the country?

Tragedy strikes, California responds. Tragedy strikes, California responds. That’s the state’s history when it comes to gun laws.

But how did a state once the epitome of the gun-slinging wild, wild west wind up with more gun control laws than any other state in the country? This video breaks it down:

For everything you need to know about California gun laws, check out our in-depth data explainer.

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Byrhonda Lyons is a national award-winning video journalist for CalMatters. She creates compelling multimedia stories about how California policy affects people’s everyday lives. From the state’s mental...