District Attorney Pamela Price joins the Prosecutor’s Alliance of California, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Violence, Giffords Law Center, Brady Campaign and other gun reform advocacy groups in Sacramento
OAKLAND, CA – On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price joined the Prosecutors’ Alliance of California and gun reform organizations to speak in support of key gun reforms before the California Senate Public Safety Committee.
District Attorney Pamela Price urged the Committee to support Assembly Bills 732 and 733 (Fong), among other common-sense gun reforms. AB 732 helps take guns out of the hands of criminals by reducing the amount of time an out-of-custody defendant has to relinquish a firearm following a conviction, and requires the Department of Justice to provide local law enforcement agencies a monthly report identifying persons who have not relinquished firearms. AB 733 stops the sale of surplus guns to the public once used by law enforcement, ensuring the guns do not end up on our streets and that tax dollars are not used to subsidize the distribution of firearms.
“Studies show that our streets are safer when we reduce the number of guns in our community,” said District Attorney Pamela Price.
District Attorney Price also supported several other bills including AB 301 (Bauer-Kahan) which includes the purchase of body armor as a potential piece of evidence that may be considered in the issuance of gun violence restraining orders. Our office also spoke in support of AB 1089 (Gibson) which combats three-dimensional (3D) printed ghost guns by making it illegal to print, possess or distribute designs for a 3D printed gun and AB 1420 (Berman) to strengthen and improve oversight over gun dealers.
“There is too much gun violence in our community. Too often anger, resentment and unresolved mental health challenges meet and cause injuries or death to our community members. We must combat the influx of ghost guns, keep guns from those who cannot legally possess one, and support victims of gun violence,” added Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price.
“I want to thank the members of the Senate’s Public Safety Committee for advancing AB 301, 732, 733, 1089 and 1420,” said District Attorney Pamela Price. “We are also extremely grateful for the numerous advocacy organizations that helped push for these urgently needed reforms.”
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