LEGISLATION
  1. OCT 29, 2015
    MEMO: California’s New Gun Violence Restraining Order Law
    On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1014, a bill to allow concerned family members or law enforcement officers to petition a court for a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO). In situations where there is sufficient evidence for a judge to believe that an individual poses a danger to self or others, the GVRO will temporarily prohibit the individual from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition and allow law enforcement to remove any firearms or ammunition already in the individual’s possession. The new law, modeled after California’s existing domestic violence restraining order laws, goes into effect on January 1, 2016.1
  2. JAN 04, 2016
    FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer
    Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence—and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun in the first place. Over the same period, hundreds of thousands of other people in our communities committed suicide with a gun and nearly half a million people suffered other gun injuries. Hundreds of law enforcement officers have been shot to death protecting their communities. And too many children are killed or injured by firearms every year, often by accident. The vast majority of Americans—including the vast majority of gun owners—believe we must take sensible steps to address these horrible tragedies.
  3. OCT 15, 2015
    Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom introduces Gun Violence Prevention Initiative Safety For All
    Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced an initiative Safety For All, a package of common sense gun safety reforms requiring instant background checks on ammunition purchases, strengthening background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting possession of large detachable military-style magazines, and requiring the immediate surrender of firearms for people convicted of serious and violent crimes. The initiative will appear on the 2016 California ballot.
  4. OCT 27, 2015
    Los Angeles Passes legislation to require handguns located in a residence to be kept in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.
    After a unanimous vote of 14-0, The City of Los Angeles has passed a new gun safety ordinance. Drafted and proposed by councilman Paul Krekorian, the law will require that all handguns kept in a residence be locked or disabled with a trigger lock. Violations will be met with fines up to $1,000, imprisonment in the county jail, or both.