Pro-gun lobby seeks to recall San Diego leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gun owners' groups are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic state lawmakers, including local State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and Senator Ben Hueso.

Organizers said Thursday that their effort would be patterned on recall elections in September that unseated two Colorado state legislators, including the state Senate president.

Jennifer Kerns, who recently founded a group called Free California, said during a Capitol news conference that the successful Colorado recalls suggest that lawmakers also are vulnerable in California.

Kerns also is the spokeswoman for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who was the only lawmaker to attend Thursday's news conference.

The announcement comes nearly two weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 gun-control bills into law, including a ban on lead ammunition.

A spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez says gun safety measures enjoy overwhelming support in California.

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