California AB 645 - Warning Statements

California AB 645

by Asm. Jacqui Irwin (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support


Existing law requires the packaging of any firearm and any descriptive materials that accompany any firearm sold or transferred in this state, or delivered for sale in this state, by any licensed manufacturer or licensed dealer, to bear a label containing a warning statement, as specified.Existing law also requires a licensed dealer to conspicuously post a prescribed firearms safety warning message within the licensed premises.This bill would require, as of June 1, 2020, for both of these warnings to contain a specified statement regarding suicide prevention.Existing law requires the department to develop a written objective test for the issuance of a firearm safety certificate, which is generally required for the purchase or receipt of a firearm. Existing law also requires a specified warning to be given to a person who takes the firearms safety certificate examination and would require the applicant to acknowledge receipt of the prescribed warning prior to issuance of the firearm safety certificate.This bill would require, as of June 1, 2020, for the written test and the acknowledged warning to also cover the topic of suicide prevention.