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California Chapters

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About CA Chapters - A message from our State President

California Brady Campaign Chapters educate and mobilize their communities to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state, and national levels.

We invite you to join us. You may want to become a member of a local Chapter, form a Chapter in your own community, be part of our email information network, or make a donation to the Brady Campaign. Whatever contribution you wish to make, your participation is welcome. Please contact us. We will direct you to members of our organization working in your own area.

Together, let's make the coming years a time when gun violence decreases dramatically and our communities in California become healthier and safer.

You may also click here to view a video brochure of stories that honor loved ones killed by gun violence. Or click here to download a .pdf brochure of stories, funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Best Regards,

Peggy McCrum
President, California Brady Campaign Chapters

Bills We're Supporting This Legislative Session

  • PRIORITY BILL: AB 785 (Jones-Sawyer) - The Disarm Hate Act adds a 10-year firearm prohibition to a misdemeanor hate crime conviction. See our fact sheet for more information.
  • AB 7 (Gipson) - Allows counties to prohibit the open carry of unloaded long guns in designated public unincorporated areas.
  • AB 736 (Gipson) - Establishes incremental fees and penalties for firearm dealer violations to enable better enforcement of dealer requirements.
  • AB 1525 (Baker) - Updates warnings on packaging, instructional manuals, pamphlets, and signs posted at firearm dealers to alert gun buyers of California's strict gun laws and promote compliance.
  • SB 22 (Hill) - Requires all law enforcement agencies to track and account for their firearms, including those possessed, transferred, destroyed, lost or stolen.
  • SB 497 (Portantino) - Limits the purchase of long guns (rifles, shotguns and lower receivers) to one gun per person within a 30-day period in order to curb the trafficking of long guns purchased in bulk.
  • SB 536 (Pan) - Makes Gun Violence Restraining Order records available to qualified researchers while protecting the privacy of the petitioner and subject of the order.

State Senator Loni Hancock is honored by the California Brady chapters
State Senator Loni Hancock receives the Excellence in Leadership Award from the 28 California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at their annual state conference. We had a banner year with 9 bills signed into law, thanks to leaders like Senator Loni Hancock.


With bipartisan support, the California State Assembly passed SB 536, a firearm violence research bill. Senator Richard Pan's (D-Sacramento) bill will make information related to Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) available to researchers affiliated with the newly established University of California Firearm Violence Research Center or other nonprofit educational institutions or public agencies focused on the study and prevention of violence.… READ MORE


SACRAMENTO - President of the 28 California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Peggy McCrum, issued the following statement endorsing Proposition 63, the Safety for All initiative… READ MORE

Protect Our California Veterans From Suicide

In 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that 18 military veterans die by suicide every day. More veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died by their own hand than died from enemy fire… READ MORE

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