- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Certain BB guns and pellet guns would have to come with bright markings as a way to distinguish them from real firearms under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Brown announced Tuesday that he signed SB199, requiring coloring on guns that fire pellets or BBs that are 6 millimeters or 8 millimeters. It was approved by lawmakers in response to last year’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy carrying a replica weapon.

He also approved AB1609, requiring that California residents buying guns out-of-state go through the same steps required for in-state purchases.

However, he vetoed SB808, which would have required makers of homemade weapons and weapons made using 3-D printers to undergo background checks.

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