The California chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement applauding the California State Senate for passing important gun safety legislation. These bills include AB 1594, legislation that establishes firearm industry accountability, AB 2156, legislation to crack down on the unlicensed manufacture of firearms, and AB 2571, legislation to prohibit the gun industry from marketing firearm-related products to minors.
“Our country is in a gun violence crisis and these bills take bold action to save lives,” said Krystal LoPilato, a volunteer leader with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action. “This bill package continues California’s strong tradition of leading the way on gun safety. We thank the California legislature for prioritizing gun violence prevention, and the Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers who worked tirelessly, advocating for these important policies.”
The package also includes SB 1327, legislation to allow private individuals to sue people who break certain California gun laws, and AB 1621, legislation to further regulate ghost guns. All legislation will move to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk to be signed into law.
The package of bills include:
- AB 1594, legislation to establish firearm industry accountability
- AB 2571, legislation to prohibit the gun industry from marketing firearm-related to minors
- AB 1621, legislation to further regulate ghost guns
- AB 2156, legislation to crack down on the manufacture of firearms–including 3D printing–by unlicensed persons
- SB 1327, legislation to allow private individuals to sue people who illegally make or sell assault weapons or ghost gun parts, or who sell guns to those under 21.
The California State Legislature is working to pass additional gun violence protection legislation. Yesterday, the Assembly Public Safety Committee advanced SB 918, legislation to improve California’s concealed carry law in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen.
Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teens in California. Every year, over 3,100 Californians are shot and killed and over 6,800 are wounded. More information about gun violence in California is available here.