The Washington Times has a good article on the decision Gov. Brown has to make:
“A stack of a dozen of the strictest gun control bills in American history now sit on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk in California, awaiting their fate … Fair warning to Jerry Brown: if he throws his weight behind this extreme gun control, there is no doubt in my mind he suffer the same fate as two other popular Democrat governors in similar blue states. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings fell 15 points after he signed gun bills into law this year … In Colorado, another Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper has seen his approval ratings plummet 16 points since the day he signed that state’s gun laws. Not only have they impacted the Governor’s popularity, but Colorado’s gun bills were the catalyst behind the State’s recent historic Recall elections …”
In spite of this, I believe Brown will sign the majority of the bills. Unlike Cuomo, Brown seems to have gotten the hint he is not Presidential material so he does not have much to lose by going along with the legislature.