FOLLOW UP ACTION
FOLLOW UP ACTION to June 26, 2017 Town Hall
Federal Action: Support Disarm Hate Act H.R. 2841 and S. 1324
Similar to current federal background check procedures for domestic abusers, these companion bills would prevent individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate-related violence and intimidation from obtaining a firearm -as they present a greater risk to commit more violent crimes.
Call your Congressional Representative and both U.S. Senators to support the Gun Violence Prevention Order of 2017 – H.R. 2589 & S. 1212
Mirrored after California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order passed in 2014, this law temporarily prohibits individuals from purchasing a firearm or ammunition where evidence shows an individual may become violent and allows law enforcement immediate warrants to temporarily seize firearms from potentially violent people for 30 days to a maximum of 3 years. Under a higher burden of proof, a court can also remove firearms or ammunition already in the possession of an individual in question. This law is sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, introduced to congress on May 24, 2017 and is in the first stage of the legislative process.
- U.S. Senator Feinstein – (202) 224-3841
- U.S. Senator Harris – (202) 224-3553
Call your State Senator (Sen Jerry Hill) to support the Disarm Hate Act (AB 785)
Hate crimes have surged in recent years as per FBI reports. These crimes are precursors to more serious crimes. This legislation puts a 10 year firearm prohibition on individuals convicted on a misdemeanor hate crime. It will be on the Governor’s desk in July.
- State Senator Jerry Hill – (650) 212-3313 and (916) 651-4013
- Governor Jerry Brown – (916) 445-2841
More information on our gun panel reform will be available on our website this week and in a follow-up newsletter.
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