Laws and Loopholes

Governor Newsom Signs Brady's Bills Into Law

9/29/2020
 

We just received word that Governor Newsom signed microstamping bill, AB 2847! We'd like to thank Assembly Members Chiu & Gabriel, and coauthoring Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Gipson, Gloria, Muratsuchi, M. Stone, Ting, and Wicks. We'd also like to thank coauthoring Senators Jackson & Wiener, and of course, Governor Newsom.

Congratulations to the thousands of Brady supporters who helped steward this lifesaving bill through the state legislature and onto the governor's desk. Your voices have been heard!

For years, the gun industry has been quick to adopt new technology that makes firearms more deadly. It has, however, stubbornly refused to adopt even the simplest technology to make guns safer. We encourage Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign into law California’s new microstamping bill, which incentivizes the industry to do the right thing. It’s time for gun manufacturers to show they’re serious about being part of the solution to gun violence in America. By signing the bill into law, the governor can push the industry in the right direction.

Over the last decade, more than 18,000 Californians were murdered, and more than one in three of those murders remain unsolved. Mourning families and friends of the victims of these unsolved murders must endure the added burden of knowing justice has not been served. Perpetrators remain free to murder with impunity, and cycles of retaliatory violence devastate, especially in Black and Brown communities.

In addition, Governor Newsom signed the following:

AB 2061 (Limón) – gun show inspections

AB 2362 (Muratsuchi) - authorizes fines for gun dealer violations

AB 2617 (Gabriel) – GVRO cleanup

AB 2699 (Santiago) – Unsafe Handgun Act exemptions

SB 914 (Portantino), a technical clean-up bill, was vetoed.

All and all, a good day for California!