Assemblymember Bill Quirk Joins Colleagues in Demanding Federal Action on Gun Control
Monday, February 26, 2018
(SACRAMENTO) – In the wake of the February 14, 2018 shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and claimed 17 young lives, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-20) joined his colleagues to discuss the status of gun violence and demand federal action.
“Just when we think we have seen the worst, our community is stunned by another horrific act of gun violence. In the midst of the hurt we feel as a nation, it is inspiring to see the number of students, young people and community members marching on the steps of their Capitols to demand action,” said Assemblymember Quirk.
Assemblymember Quirk joined his colleagues Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino), Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson), Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego), Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) and Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) in urging federal action and highlighting California’s leadership on gun reform. In attendance was Amanda Wilcox, an advocate with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence who has been a fierce advocate of gun reform since her daughter was killed in a shooting over 10 years ago.
AB 2222 will require all law enforcement agencies log information on recovered guns into the DOJ’s Automated Firearms System within 3 days of possession.
“The lack of comprehensive data entry regarding firearm recovery leaves dangerous gaps in public safety. Adequate gun tracing policies allow for law enforcement to recognize patterns and take appropriate action in the interest of public safety,” explained Assemblymember Quirk about his bill.
“When the community comes together to demand action, it is our responsibility to act. Our leaders in DC will be slow to act. They will be hesitant to take a stand. Our demands for nationwide sensible gun reform laws have continuously fallen on deaf ears. But not in California. Enough is enough,” he concluded.