Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed California Safety for All Act, viewed by some as the mother of all gun grabs, has been certified to appear on ballots in the upcoming general election.
Just days after a mass murder that left 49 dead in Orlando, Florida, dual Public Safety committees in the California legislature advanced nearly a dozen gun control measures.
The California Assembly ushered five gun control proposals through floor votes Wednesday, with at least one lawmaker using this week’s fatal murder-suicide at a state university in floor debate.
The Assembly will soon take up a legislative package pushed by the state’s powerful Senate President in an effort to beat Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s ballot initiative to a gun control knockout blow.
The Democrat-controlled state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday gave a rubber stamp to a sheaf of measures that would change the landscape of gun laws in California.
Taking advantage of the resignation of an Assembly lawmaker, Democrats moved in this week and gutted five of his bills, replacing language directed towards environmental issues with that taking on guns.
Both sides in the debate on California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom’s pending voter referendum to change the states gun laws spoke in front of the legislature Tuesday.
While there have been efforts to tighten criminal and mental health records in the federal background check system to ensure a prohibited person can’t get a gun, a Minnesota congressman wants to make sure the record is accurate so the law abiding can get a gun.
“It’s on!” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as he along with gun control advocates dropped off a reported 600,000 signatures for the Safety For All voter referendum campaign.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is backing a sweeping ballot measure to regulate guns, while Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is pushing his own list of bills through the Legislature.