Address Gun Violence in California
AB 2103 would increase the requirements for concealed carry permit holders from a minimum of one hour of training to a minimum of eight hours of training on firearm safety, proper handling, and the laws governing the permissible use of a firearm. This bill would also require permit applicants to demonstrate proficiency with handling a firearm.
AB 2888 would allow mental health workers, employers, co-workers, and school employees to file a petition for a court to issue a temporary restraining order to remove firearms from someone deemed a danger to themselves or others.
AB 3129 would place a lifetime ban on firearm ownership for individuals with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions.
SB 1100 would restrict the purchase of rifles and shotguns to only those over the age of 21 and to only one purchase every 30 days, the same standard applied to handguns.
SB 1185 would require law enforcement agencies to report to the state when firearms in their possession are lost or stolen.
SB 1346 would extend the California law prohibiting multiburst triggers, which attach to semi-automatics and allow them to increase the rate of fire, to include bump fire stocks or bump fire stock attachments.
As parents, educators, and community members, we advocate for kids' well-being every day. It's crucial for our leaders to hear our voices to ensure they prioritize kids' best interests.
We've written a template of a letter for you to fill in, but the more you can personalize it, the better! Here are some tips to help you craft the most effective message to your lawmaker:
- Start with a clear introduction. Share your name, say you're a constituent who lives in their district and say what legislation you're supporting.
- Explain why you're supporting this bill. Talk about why the issue matters and how this bill will help address it. And remember: Personal stories help move people to action! Be specific about how this will affect your family and community.
- Close with an ask. Ask for the outcome you would like to see! Tell your representative how you would like them to vote on this bill and ask them to make kids a top priority when considering how to vote.