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AB-12 Firearms: gun violence and mental health.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 12/03/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 12


Introduced by Assembly Member Irwin

December 03, 2018


An act relating to firearms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 12, as introduced, Irwin. Firearms: gun violence and mental health.
Existing law regulates the sale, possession, and transfer of firearms, and prohibits the possession of firearms by specified persons including persons convicted of certain criminal offenses and specified persons with mental health impairments.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to gun violence and mental health.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) On November 7, 2018, in the city of Thousand Oaks, a tragic and senseless act of gun violence at the Borderline Bar & Grill resulted in the deaths of 12 Californians, including Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
(b) This act of gun violence injured many others who fled the Borderline Bar & Grill and has deeply impacted the surrounding community that is known for its safety and low level of violent crime.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to gun violence and mental health, in an effort to prevent future acts of gun violence in California.