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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:54 PM


Everytown and MDA Applaud California State Assembly Passage of Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applaud the California Assembly for passing AB 1014 and urge Governor Brown to swiftly sign this live saving bill into law. If enacted, AB 1014 would allow law enforcement or immediate family members to present evidence to a judge and obtain a gun violence restraining order when a person poses a significant danger to self or others by having a firearm.

Earlier in the week, family members of three college students killed in the recent Isla Vista shooting released a letter asking California legislative leaders and Governor Brown to support AB 1014. Family members of victims from the shooting also joined with Moms, law enforcement and legislators for a press conference at the State Capitol to support the bill. The letter can be found here.

“The murder of my son Christopher in Isla Vista shattered my world, and the leadership of our State Legislature on AB 1014 makes me hopeful that we can help prevent other families from going through the same tragedy,” said Richard Martinez, father of Isla Vista shooting victim Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez. “I urge Governor Brown to honor Christopher’s life and the lives of so many others who have been killed by preventable gun violence by signing this bill immediately.”

“I’m proud that our leaders in the State Legislature stood on the side of protecting our communities by passing AB 1014,” said Sara Smirin, California Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “It’s up to Governor Brown to help save lives by signing this bill, and Moms from around the state urge him to do so quickly.”


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