Local policymakers are calling for state and federal laws to require gun packaging to include suicide prevention information.
Two measures to require the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number on labels have been proposed – the first in California and a second nationwide.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Ending a week highlighted by a landmark new labor bill and marred by disruptions from protesters upset with child vaccination laws, California lawmakers on Friday approved a flurry of bills on the final day of the legislative session.
In 2014, before six people were killed by a 22-year-old in Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, his mother had feared for her son and even initiated a welfare check with sheriff’s deputies. As his disturbing history emerged after the attack, then-Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced Assembly Bill 1014 so law enforcement officers and immediate family members could ask judges to order the removal of guns owned by individuals who appear to be a threat to themselves or others. Since California became the first state with such a law, 16 others and Washington, D.C., have passed similar measures.
Phil Ting’s AB 61 would give coworkers, teachers and school staff the right to ask a judge to order the firearms removed from someone if they are believed to be a threat to themselves or others. The removal period can last up to 21 days before the subject of the order is given an opportunity to appeal the decision. Currently, only immediate family members and law enforcement officers have that power.
SACRAMENTO — Californians could petition a judge to confiscate their coworkers’ or employees’ guns if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a proposal twice rejected by his predecessor.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Major changes are proposed to an exemption in state law that allows for a person under 21 to buy an assault-style rifle with a state-issued hunting license.
California teachers, school administrators and employers could ask the courts to take guns away from people they see as a danger to themselves or the public under a major expansion of the state’s “red flag” law approved by the Legislature on Monday and sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
A proposal to tax guns and bullets in California has bogged down in the Legislature and is not expected to advance this year, its author said Friday, as lawmakers wrestle with how to respond to a string of fatal mass shootings in recent weeks.
A federal judge in San Diego has ordered the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to allow the Crossroads of the West Gun Show to continue after the fair board suspended the events there last year.
A survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida joined a group of California students to lobby for gun control at the state Capitol on Wednesday.
(CN) – California lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to allow judges to restrict someone’s access to guns if they pose a danger to themselves or others, despite concerns from community groups that the bill may violate civil rights.
This week, SB 61, SB 172, and SB 376 all authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. The three bills further establish Portantino’s leadership as one of California’s strongest sensible gun control advocates. His efforts over the past decade have signiﬁcantly improved California’s gun control efforts and have enhance public safety in neighborhoods and main streets across our state.
On the five-year anniversary of the tragic Isla Vista shooting, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 55, which would restrict gun ownership among Californians with repeated convictions of certain alcohol offenses, passed off the Senate floor today on a 26 to 10 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly. Senate Bill 55is based on research by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), which found an increased risk of future gun violence among firearm owners with certain alcohol-related convictions.
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.
Gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City will officially be banned starting on January 1, 2020.
According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check, over 900,000 firearms were sold in California in 2017. While the overwhelming majority of these firearms involved no illegality, there is growing evidence that America’s gun violence epidemic is driven by the sheer volume and availability of guns. Given this fact, the question before us is whether the state of California should provide another venue for more gun purchases.
A trio of gun safety safety bills proposed by local State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) cleared the Senate Public Safety Commitee April 1.
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An act to amend Section 3044 of, and to add Section 6390 to, the Family Code, and to add Section 136.4 to the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
An act to add Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 1569.280) to Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 17060, 25100, 25105, 25200, 26835, 29805, and 31700 of, and to add Sections 27881, 27882, and 27883 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
An act to amend Section 32000 of the Penal Code, relating to unsafe handguns.
An act to add Section 4158 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agricultural districts.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that imposes an excise tax on the sales of handguns and semiautomatic rifles and would require the revenue collected from that tax to be used to fund grants through the CalVIP program.