President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first federal legislation even attempting to combat gun violence in recent decades, on June 25, 2022. Here’s a good summary prepared by The Trace, a website dedicated to investigating gun violence in America.
Gun violence is a serious and preventable public health problem.
Gun lethality risks can be reduced through establishing a culture of gun safety.
Sensible gun laws that reduce easy access to dangerous weapons.
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As a 46th LD state representative Javier championed gun safety legislation including HB 1739 (2019, regulating “ghost guns”) and HB 1164, (2021, companion bill to SB 5078), limiting the sale of large capacity magazines.
After the Democrats gained majorities in both houses of the Washington State legislature in 2019 our state enacted significant gun responsibility legislation. Here are selected bills passed during the 2021-22 biennium:
SB 5078 Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety.
HB 1320 Modernizing, harmonizing, and improving the efficacy and accessibility of laws concerning civil protection orders.
HB 1901 Updating laws concerning civil protection orders to further enhance and improve their efficacy and accessibility.