Calling on Washington to pass sensible gun-control laws after the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school, California lawmakers on Monday underscored their own efforts to tighten access to firearms across the state.
New bills this year would extend lost or stolen firearm reporting requirements to all state law enforcement agencies, expand gun violence restraining orders against people who pose a serious risk of harm and prohibit purchases of guns by people who have been convicted of domestic violence. Another would bar city, county and state agencies from giving out gun or ammunition store gift cards in exchange for voluntarily returning old weapons.
“The parents thought that their children were in a safe environment,” Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) said of the massacre in Parkland. “Those children would come home, do homework and eat dinner. Unfortunately, that was not the case… We are here to say enough is enough.”