CFRW Legislative Alert April 3, 2024

From the Desk of CFRW President Lydia Kanno

CFRW Legislative Analyst Jean Solnordal

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Assembly Democrats Kill Gun Safety Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 3, 2024 – This week the Assembly Public Safety Committee rejected AB 3037 (Essayli) which would have restored the firearm sentencing enhancement for criminals who use a firearm in the commission of a felony.

“I am disgusted by Democrat politicians who pretend to care about stopping gun violence, but refuse to punish the criminals who use guns to commit horrific crimes. As a former prosecutor I know that gun violence has exploded in California because criminals are not being held behind bars as a result of soft-on-crime policies out of Sacramento. That’s why I authored AB 3037 to restore the firearm sentencing enhancement to lock up any criminal who dares to use a firearm to commit a crime.” Assemblyman Essayli remarked.

“However, Democrats on the Assembly Public Safety Committee hide behind front organizations like Moms Demand Action to protect criminals rather than victims. It is shameful — Californians deserve better.” Assemblyman Essayli added.

CLICK HERE to view the entire AB 3037 bill presentation to the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Assemblyman Bill Essayli represents the 63rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the whole cities of Norco, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake, as well as portions of the cities of Eastvale, Riverside, and Corona.