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Assemblymember Mike Gipson and Speaker Rendon Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will be joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and others in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day as well as to discuss legislative efforts by Assembly Democrats to curb gun violence in California.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day started in 2015 on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from Chicago who was shot and killed in 2013 just one week after performing at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:       State Capitol, Room 317

WHO:             Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymembers Mike A. Gipson
Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Marc Levine, Miguel Santiago and Phil Ting

Amanda Wilcox, Legislation & Policy Chair, California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

WHAT:           House Resolution 52 (Rendon & Gipson) to mark National Gun Violence
                                    Awareness Day
                        AB 1663 (Chiu), strengthens California’s assault weapons ban
                        AB 1664 (Levine), removes “bullet buttons” loophole in assault weapons ban
                        AB 1673 (Gipson), closes loophole allowing for sale of “ghost guns”
                        AB 1674 (Santiago), gun purchase limitations
                        AB 1695 (Bonta), stops illegal “straw” firearm purchases
                        AB 2607 (Ting), allows employers, coworkers, teachers, and a mental health workers           to seek restraining orders that temporarily prevent dangerous people from     owning or possessing firearms.