California: Gun Violence Restraining Order expansion advances out of committee

πŸš¨βœ” AB 12, a key piece of graded legislation, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee with unanimous bipartisan support, 6-0 (two members did not vote). This bill allows for Gun Violence Restraining Orders to be issued for up to five years, extending the time frame from current law, which only allows for one year. LEAP Forward scored this vote with additional weight given the NRA’s targeting of this bill for defeat.

The bill will now be voted on by the full California Assembly, which has compiled an excellent record on gun legislation this session, with 60 members currently holding positive scores based on action on graded bills to only 18 with negative scores.