California Legislature Passes Nation’s Strongest Gun-Violence Prevention Measures

Statements from Legislative Leaders

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statements on the Legislature’s passage of the nation’s strongest gun-violence prevention measures.

Senate Leader de León: “As is often the case, California leads the nation in progressive, sensible legislation.  Today is no exception. We are sending to the Governor the strongest and most comprehensive set of gun-violence prevention measures in a generation. When enacted, they will surely save lives. Criminals will find it harder to get their hands on guns and ammunition. With the Governor’s signature, California once again will be a beacon of hope for the rest of the nation to follow."

Assembly Speaker Rendon: “Today the California Legislature took sweeping, common sense actions to prevent gun violence. We took away the favorite tools of mass shooters, we established sensible limits on the sale of guns and ammunition, and we strengthened laws to keep guns out of the hands of individuals who should not have them. Every loophole we close takes a finger off a trigger.  And today we showed that despite the NRA and other apologists and deniers, the tide is turning toward a reasoned approach and real action to prevent gun violence.”

The bills sent to Governor Brown’s desk include:


AB 857 (Cooper) ghost guns

AB 1135 (Levine) bullet buttons

AB 1176 (Cooper) gun theft

AB 1511 (Santiago) gun lending

AB 1673 (Gipson) ghost guns

AB 1674 (Santiago) one long gun a month

AB 1695 (Bonta) false reporting

AB 2607 (Ting) restraining order

SB 880 (Hall) bullet buttons

SB 894 (Jackson) lost/stolen reporting

SB 1235 (de León) ammo regulations

SB 1446 (Hancock) large-cap magazines

SJR 20 (Hall) gun violence research