The news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.
California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.
Hours after President Obama called on Congress to pass tougher gun laws, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday issued a warning to companies that have a stake in the firearms industry.
Authorities say a convicted felon in Riverside County has been arrested for possessing assault rifles and other weapons.