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As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times
Sixteen California lawmakers met Monday with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, and agreed to form a working group to develop and pass gun control laws that can serve as a model for other states and the nation.
The working group will put together a package of gun laws, including new taxes on firearms for anti-violence programs, and submit them to Gov. Gavin Newsom for approval.
The Democratic state legislators said they are frustrated by inaction in Washington on the issue of gun violence and are hopeful that Newsom will be sympathetic to their efforts to further restrict the availability of firearms in California.
“Thoughts and prayers from Washington won’t keep our kids safe,” said Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel of Van Nuys after the closed-door meeting with Giffords. “What we need are common-sense gun laws that will protect our schools, our families and our communities.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley) today welcomed former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to the State Capitol. In a roundtable meeting with the Congresswoman, Assemblymember Gabriel and his colleagues discussed their efforts to craft a package of new laws to prevent mass shootings and reduce gun violence.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley) announced today that he has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as Assistant Majority Whip of the State Assembly.
SACRAMENTO – This morning, constitutional rights attorney Jesse Gabriel was sworn in as the State Assemblymember representing California’s 45th Assembly District. More than 100 community members and guests attended the ceremony. Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom delivered the invocation, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon administered the Oath of Office.