LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Opponents of a set of recently signed gun control laws may begin gathering signatures to qualify referendums to attempt to overturn them, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday, July 25.

The bills regulate the loans of firearms; establish criminal penalties for falsely reporting lost or stolen firearms; redefine the definition of assault weapons; and regulate ammunition sales.

Valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters — 5 percent of the total votes cast for governor in the 2014 general election — must be submitted for each referendum by Sept. 29 to qualify the measures for the ballot, Padilla said.

If the attempt to overturn any of the laws qualifies for the ballot, their provisions would be suspended.

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