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Four States to Vote on Gun Control Measures in November

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By    |   Friday, 12 Aug 2016 07:13 PM

Four states will have gun control measures on their ballots in November, including one that would limit the size of magazines.

According to The Hill, California's ballot will include a question about banning large-capacity magazines for firearms. It will also include a background check mandate for people trying to buy ammunition.

Washington state voters will be asked about keeping guns away from those under restraining orders and people who carry a suicide risk.

Voters in both Maine and Nevada will face ballot questions pertaining to background checks for private gun sales, The Hill reports.

"2016 will be the year of gun sense," Kate Folmar of Everytown for Gun Safety told The Hill. "If elected leaders themselves won't change the laws that make it too easy for dangerous people to get weapons, the American people will change them themselves."

The moves come on the heels of several months of high-profile shootings that have banded together gun control groups who want to see change in Washington.

U.S. Olympic shooter Kim Rhode, who has won six medals in her six Olympic appearances, said she is becoming more vocal about gun control laws because they're starting to impact her life.

"I'm definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need. We just had six laws that were passed in California that will directly affect me," Rhode said last Friday in Rio de Janeiro, where she won the bronze medal in skeet shooting.

"For example, one of them being an ammunition law. I shoot 500 to 1,000 rounds a day, having to do a background check every time I purchase ammo or when I bring ammo out for a competition or a match — those are very, very challenging for me."

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