NEWSOM SIGNS A PAIR OF GUN CONTROL BILLS

NEWSOM SIGNS A PAIR OF GUN CONTROL BILLS

Good morning and welcome to the A.M. Alert! California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a pair of gun control bills Friday, one cracking further down on “ghost guns,” and the other barring the gun industry from marketing to minors. “From our schools to our parks to our homes, our kids deserve to be safe – in California, we’re making that a reality,” Newsom said in a statement. “The lives of our kids are at stake and we’re putting everything on the table to respond to this crisis.” First up was AB 2571 , which prohibits the gun industry from pitching to minors. As an example, Newsom’s office pointed to a “JR-15” marketed to kids, “complete with cartoon child skulls with pacifiers.” The bill was authored by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan , D-Orinda, who said in a statement, “Guns are not toys — they are deadly weapons. California has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and it is unconscionable that we still allow advertising weapons of war to our children.” AB 1621 takes a tougher line on “ghost guns,” in part by restricting firearms that do not have a unique mark of identification or serial number. Assemblyman Mike Gipson , D-Carson, who authored the bill, said in a statement, “Alarmingly, we are finding that more and more, no region or demographic is exempt from gun violence…The proliferation of ghost guns, which are intentionally untraceable weapons to evade law enforcement, has only worsened the issue.” NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURES The California […]

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