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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

2018 California Firearm Legislation

California Brady Campaign PRIORITY Bills:

AB 2222 (Quirk)
Strengthens firearm tracing and crime gun investigation by requiring all law enforcement agencies within the state to enter information on recovered firearms into a state database within seven days.
SB 1100 (Portantino & Bonta)
Raises the minimum age to purchase a long gun from a licensed firearms dealer from 18 to 21 in order to keep rifles, shotguns, and lower receivers out of potentially dangerous hands.
SB 1200 (Skinner)
Improves the process for obtaining a Gun Violence Restraining Order, including waiving the filing and service fees, and ensures that all firearms and magazines are relinquished when an order is issued so that people at risk of harm to self or others are disarmed.

California Brady Campaign SUPPORTS the following bills:

AB 1927 (Bonta)
Seeks to prevent suicide for those who worry about acting on suicidal thoughts by requiring Cal DOJ to study options for allowing a person to voluntarily register himself or herself in a database that prohibits the person from being able to purchase a firearm.
AB 2103 (Gloria)
Ensures proper qualification and training for a carry concealed weapon (CCW) license by requiring a live-fire test and a minimum of 8 hours of training.
AB 2382 (Gipson)
Regulates the sale of unfinished frames and receivers and other firearm precursor parts, including a requirement to conduct a background check by cross-checking state databases, to prevent purchase by persons prohibited from possessing firearms and to prevent untraceable self-assembled guns.
AB 2526 (Rubio)
Clarifies emergency temporary gun violence restraining order procedures for law enforcement and the courts to ensure that time-sensitive orders are issued efficiently and effectively when there is immediate and present danger by having a firearm.
AB 2781 (Low)
Requires specified law enforcement agencies in California to obtain and submit ballistic images from firearms and expended cartridge cases associated with crime guns into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) database or a similar automated ballistic identification system to aid in investigating and solving gun crimes.
AB 2817 (Santiago)
Prevents firearm suicide by updating gun lending laws to allow gun owners at risk of suicide to give their firearm(s) to a person outside of their immediate family for safekeeping on a temporary and strictly specified basis.
AB 3129 (Rubio)
Imposes a lifetime firearm prohibition on anyone convicted of a misdemeanor violation of willful infliction of corporal injury upon a spouse, cohabitant, or other specified person in order to enable better enforcement of the federal prohibition and to keep weapons out of dangerous hands.
AB 2888 (Ting)
Enables an employer, a coworker, or an employee of a high school or college to petition the court for a gun violence restraining order to temporarily prohibit a person at risk of harm to self or others from possessing or purchasing a firearm.
SB 746 (Portantino)
Allows a person who is prohibited from possessing firearms because of an outstanding warrant for a felony or prohibiting misdemeanor, to transfer his or her firearms or ammunition to a licensed firearms dealer for the duration of the prohibition; and strengthens California’s regulation of self-assembled/manufactured or 3D-printed “ghost guns”.
SB 1177 (Portantino)
Limits long gun purchases to 1 gun within a 30-day period in order to reduce gun trafficking and keep rifles, shotguns, and lower receivers out of dangerous hands.
SB 1185 (Hill)
Requires law enforcement agencies to keep track of all firearms by adopting certain procedures, including maintaining and updating their firearm inventory, annually reconciling their inventory with firearms in possession, and reporting lost or stolen firearms.
SB 1281 (Stern)
Prohibits the destruction of sealed records to enable the enforcement of a firearm prohibition until the age of 30 for those who, as a juvenile, committed certain offenses.
SB 1346 (Jackson)
Clarifies in statute that bump fire stocks and bump fire stock attachments are prohibited in California.
SJR 24 (Jackson)
Urges Congress and the President to reauthorize and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban, and calls on CalPERS to engage with companies in which it is invested that sell or manufacture firearms to facilitate their withdrawal from the activity or, if a company refuses, to produce a plan to divest from the company.
SCR 151 (Pan)
Proclaims June 21, 2018 as ASKING SAVES KIDS DAY and encourages parents to ask if there is a gun in homes where their children visit and play, promotes secure firearm storage, and encourages public health and medical professionals to discuss gun ownership, gun safety, and safe storage with their patients and parents of minors.

California Brady Campaign OPPOSES the following bills:

AB 1931 (Fong)
Extends the duration of a carry concealed weapon (CCW) license from 2 to 5 years.
AB 2733 (Harper)
Repeals requirement for new models of handguns to be equipped with microstamping technology that aids in identifying crime guns and armed criminals.
AB 2860 (Allen)
Repeals unsafe handgun act statutes that require handguns to meet basic safety standards and have certain features.
AB 3026 (Melendez)
Considers good cause for a carry concealed weapon (CCW) license to include self-defense without a specific threat, the California Constitution, or the value of concealed firearms in deterring violent crime; and allows a resident of another state to apply for a CCW permit from any sheriff within California.
SB 1092 (Anderson)
Allows possession of silencers and their use on long guns while hunting; prohibits attaching silencers to handguns.

Download the bill list as a PDF.

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

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