A California legislative panel has approved seven gun-control bills.
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to require that people who make homemade guns get a background check and apply for a serial number. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon says the bill would help police track guns used in crimes. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar measure in 2014.
The committee also approved a bill that seeks to get around a court order barring enforcement of a 2009 law requiring stores to keep records on purchases of handgun ammunition.
Lawmakers also backed a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and approved creating a firearm violence research center at the University of California.