Senator's indictment feeds gun control debate

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Updated: 3/27/2014 2:10 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun-control groups are trying to stem the damage as one of the Legislature's most outspoken supporters faces federal gun-trafficking allegations.

Organizers said Thursday that the charges filed this week against Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, cloud the future of two of his gun control bills. One would prohibit devices that allow for swift reloading of military-style assault weapons, the other calls for a study of safe firearm storage methods.

Advocates and opponents alike say Yee's arrest may slow the Legislature's consideration of gun restrictions this year.

Paul Song, executive chairman of, says gun-control groups are trying to find another lawmaker to take the lead on gun legislation.

Yee's office did not respond. His attorney has said Yee plans to plead not guilty.

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