Topics

AFSCME
Lawmakers pass gun-check bill prompted by rampage near UCSB
Lawmakers pass gun-check bill prompted by rampage near UCSB

California lawmakers Friday passed a bill to get police officers who check on troubled individuals to find out whether they own guns, a response to the rampage near UC Santa Barbara last spring that left seven people dead and 13 wounded. Police conducted a welfare check on the gunman, Elliot Rodger, 22, a month before the shooting at the request of his mother. The officers did not check Rodger's apartment for firearms and were unaware that he had three handguns. "If we have this tool in the toolbox, perhaps we can help prevent such an incident in the future," said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), author of the measure, which is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown for his...

Loading