The legislation would also put tighter regulations on ammunition.
But one thing critics are worried about is the potential impact to taxpayers.
State senate democrats fired off ten legislative actions they believe will keep guns and ammo out of the hands of people considered to be dangerous.
The proposals local sporting goods shop owners are most concerned with involve "the bullet button," and ammunition purchase permits.
"People in California are not going to be able to buy the ammunition on the internet, which is a key source of ammunition, and we can't make enough ammunition right now to satisfy all the requirements in the nation. And I'll tell you that everybody's out. The internet's out. We're out. All the stores in Fresno are out."
Herb Bauer Sporting Goods President Barry Bauer says the "bullet button" legislation is unmanageable.
Senate democrats are concerned about gun owners being able to quickly detach and replace magazines from semi-automatic rifles.
"How are we going to go back and... Is everybody going to become a felon if they pass this bill, because everybody's going to have to connect their guns to a non-bullet button approach, okay? Fixed magazine."
Bauer is also concerned about the idea of a special ID card to buy ammunition.
He filed a lawsuit against the state about this last year, and says the funding to get this going would be a burden to taxpayers.
State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says critics have a "small point."
"The truth of the matter is, we can save many lives by curbing the proliferation of rapid fire weapons. We can save lives by getting guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. We can save lives if every gun owner shows he or she knows how to safely handle and store firearms and regulate the sale of ammunition."
New state legislation has also been proposed that would require anyone wanting a gun to purchase liability insurance before buying one.
The idea is to encourage gun owners to take firearms safety classes, and keep their guns locked up to get better insurance rates.
Details of this bill are still being ironed out. But gun advocates see it as pointless because gun owners can already be sued for damages if they don't act responsibly.