Please call your California State Assemblymembers now to urge them to vote YES to SB 61! This important bill affects semi-automatic rifles, the weapon of choice for mass shooters. These weapons have been used in numerous mass shootings in California, including the Garlic Festival in Gilroy and at the Poway synagogue.
SB 61 would prevent gun violence by —
- Limiting the number of semi-automatic rifles that a person can purchase within a 30-day period. It’s already illegal in California for a person to purchase more than one handgun within a 30-day period. SB 61 would expand that common-sense public safety measure to apply to more firearms, including these rifles.
- Restricting the sale of semi-automatic weapons to people under age 21. SB 61 would eliminate the exception that 18-20 year-olds can acquire centerfire semi-automatic rifles if they have a valid hunting license.
SB 61 is a common-sense gun safety bill that will make our communities safer. No one needs to purchase more than one gun a month. The purchasing limits under SB61 are a proven strategy to prevent gun violence. Please call your Assemblymember now!