Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Amanda Wilcox, CABrady@live.com
Phone: (530) 432-2171
CALIFORNIA BRADY APPLAUDS SENATE FOR PASSING ANTI-GUN TRAFFICKING LAW
SACRAMETNO, Calif. May 30, 2017 – Today, the California Senate passed SB 497 by Senator Anthony Portantino (D, La Canada Flintridge) to limit the number of new rifles and shotguns an individual can purchase in California to one long gun per month.
Amanda Wilcox, Legislative Chair of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said, "The Brady Campaign is serious about preventing the flow of illegal guns in California. Limiting new firearms sales to one gun per month works to put a serious dent in traffickers’ illegal operations. Senator Portantino’s bill will help stop straw buyers and traffickers from purchasing long guns in bulk, which are then sold on the black market for a profit. It’s time to stop the flow of illegal weapons that are criminalizing our streets."
Handgun purchases in California have been limited to no more than one per person per 30-day period since 2000, but the same cap does not apply to rifles, shotguns, and lower receivers. SB 497 would extend that provision to long guns.
The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries. A network of 28 chapters across California has worked to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies, reducing firearm deaths in the state by over 52%.
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