Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
LCPGV applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing three important pieces of legislation to help keep communities across California safe from gun violence. Governor Brown signed:
- AB 809 (Feuer), co-sponsored by LCPGV, which will help law enforcement solve and prevent gun crimes by requiring the California Department of Justice to retain copies of sales records for rifles and shotguns, as it already does for handguns;
- AB 144 (Portantino), which will prohibit the open carrying of unloaded handguns in public places statewide; and
- SB 819 (Leno), which will enable the Department of Justice to use firearm sales fees to fund programs to disarm convicted criminals and the mentally ill
The governor’s signing of these three bills is a major victory for public safety in California. LCPGV commends Assemblymember Feuer, Assemblymember Portantino, and Senator Leno for their outstanding leadership on these critical issues, and we are grateful for the tireless efforts of our coalition partners statewide.
We also thank you, our members and supporters, for your calls to the Governor urging him to sign AB 809. Your voice makes a difference!
Your support helps ensure that California continues to lead the nation in strong laws to prevent gun violence.