SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state lawmaker from Northern California says a detailed threat on his life and an arrest of a man with loaded weapons and bomb-making material won't stop him from pushing legislation to ban 'bullet buttons' and other devices that allow for swift reloading of military-style assault weapons.
Sen. Leland Yee said Thursday that he received an email four weeks ago from someone claiming to be a sniper and vowing to assassinate Yee in the Capitol if he didn't drop his gun-related efforts.
On Tuesday, federal and state officials raided two homes in Santa Clara County and arrested 45-year-old Everett Basham. Authorities seized bomb-making material and weapons.
Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, said at a San Francisco press conference Thursdaythat the threat underscores the need for the legislation he's proposing.
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