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CAIR-SFBA: LGBT, Muslim & Elected Leaders Speak about Orlando Shooting

cair ca logoCall for Action on Gun Safety Laws This Week

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) along with representatives from the LGBT, American Muslim, and gun safety communities stand together in solidarity against hate and in affirmation of LGBT Pride Month. Call for passage of numerous gun safety bills facing votes in the State Senate on Tuesday.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m, Monday, June 13, 2016

WHERE: 14th Floor, Hiram Johnson State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, 94102

WHO: Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco)

Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County)

Rebecca Rolfe, Executive Director, San Francisco LGBT Center

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA)

Paula Hawthorn, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

BACKGROUND: The following gun safety bills await a vote in the State Senate Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday, June 14:

AB 1664 (Levine and Ting): removes loophole in assault weapon ban that allows for “bullet buttons†to easily facilitate changing magazines

AB 1673 (Gipson): closes loophole allowing for sale of “ghost guns,†or gun parts and components that can be easily reassembled

AB 1674 (Santiago): limits purchase of long guns to one per month, aligning the regulation for hand gun purchases

AB 1695 (Bonta): stops illegal “straw†purchases, or someone legally buying a gun and then reselling it to someone unable to legally purchase a firearm

AB 2607 (Ting): allows mental health professionals, employers or coworkers to seek retraining orders to prevent high risk individuals from obtaining firearms

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