How could this happen? Especially in California? The state with arguably the strictest, most comprehensive firearms acquisition and possession laws in the United States.
California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, gun confiscation laws, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, limit of one handgun purchase per month, an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on magazines of over 10 rounds, a limited "roster" of "approved" firearms, a minimum firearm purchase age of 21, a ban on campus carry, a “good cause” restriction for concealed carry, legally-mandated "gun free zones", and controls on the purchase of ammunition, among other things.
Comments at one article:
A: The problem is too easy access to guns.
B: Easy? California has the most restrictive laws in the country.
A: Not a total ban.