Requires all new handguns sold in the state to be equipped with microstamping technology to improve the process of tracing shooters and gun traffickers. Passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor.
Topic: Gun Violence Prevention
Establishes an 11% tax on firearm and ammunition sales and routes the revenues to the new Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety Fund to finance prevention, safety, response, and investigation programming. Passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor.
Would centralize information on proper concealed carry practices and require concealed carry license applicants to pass a standardized exam. Passed by the Assembly; held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
An act to amend Section 7286 of the Government Code, relating to peace officers.
An act to amend Section 31910 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
Lead Author: McCarty Summary: A 1994 court ruling established the right of counties to oversee Sheriff Departments. Across California, however, many overzealous Sheriffs continue to resist this essential check on their power — including a Sacramento Sheriff who blocked an Inspector General from coming to work after a reckless shooting performed by his office. AB1185 … Continued
Authors: Ting, Muratsuchi, Reyes Co-author: Allen Currently, family members and law enforcement may make a request to the court when they believe someone is a danger to themselves or others. If a judge agrees, that person must temporarily give up possession of their firearms and is banned from buying new ones, generally for 21 … Continued
Author: Weber, McCarty Co-authors: Bradford, Mitchell, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, Mark Stone Under current law, law enforcement may use deadly force anytime they perceive a serious threat, whether there were other non-lethal alternatives to addressing the situation or not. AB 931 would prohibit law enforcement officers from using deadly force if there are reasonable alternatives available … Continued
Author: Portantino Co-authors: Bonta, Gipson, Gonzalez, Wiener, Skinner Despite having some of the strongest gun safety legislation in the country, California still suffered from over 300 mass shootings in 2018. Existing law prohibits the sale or transfer of a handgun to anyone under 21 years old. SB 1100 raises the minimum age to purchase … Continued
Author: Ting Co-authors: Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer AB 748 would mandate that, if requested, law enforcement agencies publicly provide audio and visual recordings of incidents in which lethal force was used. With so many jurisdictions and departments all over California, transparency and accountability would increase dramatically if body camera footage were made more available to the … Continued
author: Pan co-author: Baker In 2014, California enacted a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law, allowing law enforcement and family members to petition a court for a temporary firearm prohibition when a person is at risk of injury to self and others by accessing a firearm. These laws help prevent homicide and suicide, which … Continued
author: Portantino co-author: Gipson In the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, a gunman killed and injured over 600 concertgoers in Las Vegas, firing over 1,100 rounds from an accumulated arsenal of over two dozen firearms. SB 497 will help prevent weapons stockpiling by prohibiting the purchase of more than one gun in … Continued
author: Hill co-authors: McCarty, Wiener Over 33,000 Americans are killed each year by firearms, many of them stolen. SB 464 would increase the storage and security requirements of all firearms in the inventory of a licensed firearms dealer to help prevent theft. (This bill was vetoed by Governor Brown.)
author: Santiago co-authors: Aguiar-Curry, Berman, Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Friedman, E. Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez Fletcher, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Levine, Limon, Low, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Quirk, Rendon, Reyes, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriquez, Rubio, Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Weber, Wood Over 30,000 Americans are killed each year by firearms. Despite the plague of … Continued
author: Gipson co-authors: Portantino, Wiener Over 33,000 Americans are killed each year by firearms, and the public display of weapons is increasingly used as an intimidation tactic, as it was during white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. AB 7 expands the range of public places in which it is a crime to openly … Continued
authors: McCarty, Santiago co-authors: Chiu, Gloria Despite the numerous murders committed with guns on school and college campuses all across America, California law allowed certain permitted individuals to carry concealed firearms on to campuses. AB 424 will make schools truly “gun free” by not allowing anyone — even those with permits — on the … Continued