Rep. Salud Carbajal Honors Victims on Third Anniversary of Isla Vista Massacre

On the 3rd Anniversary of the tragic shooting in Isla Vista, California, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), spoke from the House Floor honoring the six UCSB students whose lives were cut tragically short that day. Carbajal also introduced The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that encourages all states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence.

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 Santa Barbara is remembering the anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy, May 23, 2014. To honor those deaths and to prevent others, California’s response was to pass the Gun Violence Restraining Order, (GVRO) which went into effect in January 2016.  The shooter had exhibited warning signs of impending violence, yet no legal mechanism was available to his parents or law enforcement to take preventative action.

To honor  the 3rd Anniversary of Isla Vista and take action, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), introduced The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that encourages all states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will introduce The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act in the Senate.

“The tragedy in Isla Vista is once again a reminder of the consequences of inaction by lawmakers on the epidemic of gun violence across our nation,” said Congressman Carbajal.  Santa Barbara students were cut far too short in a tragedy that could have been prevented had law enforcement been given the proper tools to help those that pose a risk to themselves or to our communities. California has led the way in implementing common-sense, proven measures to reduce gun violence.”

“One common thread that runs through mass shootings in this country is that family and friends were often aware that the perpetrators had significant mental illnesses and posed a threat to themselves or others,” said Senator Feinstein. “The family of the Isla Vista shooter had called law enforcement, fearing what their son might do. Families have little recourse if they want to ensure their loved ones do not get their hands on guns that they could use to kill themselves or other people. Our bill would help states establish a court process to allow that to happen. Senator Boxer first introduced this bill and I’m proud to carry her work forward.”

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