Asm. Gipson Answers Call from Governor to Introduce Bill to Ban Ghost Guns and Assault Weapons

For immediate release:

“Like our honorable Governor Gavin Newsom already stated: “If TX can ban abortion and endanger lives, CA can ban deadly weapons of war and save lives.”

As Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair, I’m stepping up to the plate and answering the call of the Governor to introduce legislation now, as my first bill to kick off 2022, to get rid of ghost guns and assault weapons in California for good. 

As many may recall, I worked with former Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office and championed landmark legislation in this space, AB 879, which I thank the Governor for signing into law in 2019. AB 879 requires a state background check for purchases of unfinished firearm frames and receivers, and that all purchases take place through a licensed gun dealer.  

I am committed to now working with current Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office, and alongside the Governor’s staff, to craft and move legislation that they both

support, that would let private citizens sue entities that put these deadly weapons on our streets. Those who violate this will face legal ramifications that include damages or more.”