Press Release

Monday, July 15, 2019

CARSON, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will host a transformational one-day conference “Saving Our Sons” for boys of color in middle school and high school, wards of the court, continuation school students, youth on probation and those residing in foster and group homes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

At two years of age, my mother was worried because I cried almost constantly.  She noticed that my finger looked broken, which we would soon discover was a result of bone deterioration.  What she was about to discover after rushing me to the hospital shocked her.  She was told her two year old boy was suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.  It was 1988 and newborn screening only started in California in 1990.

By the age of 6, I had already spent half of my young life in the hospital. At age 7 while hospitalized, the doctor told my mother I was going to die. My family arrived, cried, prayed, and tried to comfort me.  We waited. But I didn’t die. This was my new normal. I would continue to be hospitalized and each time wonder if I was going to die, as I would constantly be reminded that there were almost no adults living with Sickle Cell.  We just didn’t live long enough to make it to adulthood.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

This year, Assemblymember Gipson recognized Katy's Bakery as the #AD64 Small Business of the Year

Friday, June 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Democratic Caucus Chair, released the following statement regarding the passage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 State Budget:

Friday, June 7, 2019
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

An excerpt from NBC Southern California

By Lolita Lopez and Josh Underwood-Davis

New legislation is aimed at closing a legal loophole blamed for the proliferation of untraceable, homemade guns in Southern California.

So-called ghost guns cannot be tracked, allowing some to fall into the hands of criminals. They can be purchased online, delivered in pieces and assembled at home -- no background check required.

"We have to make sure that our laws are advancing as our technology advance in this country," said Assemblyman Mike Gipson, who represents the Compton area. 

His bill, AB 879, would require a state background check for people seeking to buy firearm frames and receivers. It requires the Justice Department to electronically approved the purchase of firearm parts through a parts vendor.